Academic journal article Journal of Accountancy

Buy Me Some Peanuts and Cracker Jack

Academic journal article Journal of Accountancy

Buy Me Some Peanuts and Cracker Jack

Article excerpt

If the sun is shining outside, you're likely to find Jack Oujo, CPA, on a baseball field. The former AAA minor league umpire just can't get the game off his mind.

In addition to running Jack Oujo CPA Inc. of Wall, N.J., Oujo coached his son Christopher's Junior League team of 14-year-olds to its first state championship last fall, then umpired 35 Division 1 college games in April and May ("I did get a little busy in April," he acknowledges), then spent the summer coaching 10-year-old son Matthew's Little League team.

"We have a sign in our kitchen that says, 'We interrupt this family for baseball season,'" Oujo says. "I have a game every night--and tonight I'm taking 100 clients to watch the Lakewood Blue Claws play in the minor leagues."

But don't get the wrong idea. He's hardly the kind of guy who plays around all day. When he was released from the minor leagues in 1988, Oujo immediately fell back on the accounting degree he had pursued in college. …

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