Magazine article The CPA Journal

A Lifetime of Satisfaction

Magazine article The CPA Journal

A Lifetime of Satisfaction

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I WOULD DO IT OVER AGAIN! Because of the people I've helped and the friends I've learned from. Because of the satisfaction of knowing that I'm considered "The Trusted Advisor," and the lifestyle I've been able to enjoy. Because I've broadened my horizons and traveled to fascinating places. Because of the security in knowing that, as a partner in a mid-sized firm, I won't lose my means of livelihood. I may lose some clients, but I'll gain others. Because of the exciting challenges I find nearly every day. I like what I do!

Ours is a very young profession. Part of our job is to help the public learn what we do and how we can help them. The public perceives us as being well educated, and we determined years ago that in order to help the public, we need even better educated CPAs. We need to improve our image, not tarnish it by rolling back and reducing the new 150-hour requirement. Students unwilling to attain the standards we create shouldn't apply to our profession.

Many times during my career, clients have asked me to leave public accounting and to join them. …

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