June 19, 2018

accountants

cannabis accounting

Why Serving the Cannabis Industry Can Be Dope for Accountants

In an interview with Going Concern, DOPE CFO founders Andrew Hunzicker, CPA, and Naomi Granger, CPA, explain what common cannabis accounting mistakes CEOs make and why the industry presents a huge opportunity for accounting professionals.

nonprofit controller

If You Want to Be a Nonprofit Controller, Be Prepared to Wear Lots of Hats

As controller and corporate compliance officer at the Akron, Ohio-based nonprofit Weaver Industries, Carla McDonald’s responsibilities include: all things financial (accounting, accounts receivable and payable, financial statement preparation, and financial presentations to the board of directors); overseeing a team of two (soon to be three) people; and maintaining regulatory compliance requirements for the organization. But […]

nonprofit controllers

Making an Impact in Their Communities Drove These Accountants to Become Nonprofit Controllers

For Denise Garcia, it was taking a course in nonprofit accounting while a student at the University of Houston. For others, like Raquel Cosio, CPA, who started their careers in public accounting, it was auditing nonprofit clients. It was experiences like these that gave Garcia, Cosio, and other accountants a glimpse into the nonprofit world—a […]

Phonies in Public Accounting

You are prepping for a client meeting and a wave of anxiety hits you. You feel in over your head. Your palms start to sweat. Why on earth would someone hire you? You start to spiral and tell yourself “I don’t know anything. I’m a phony. A fraud…”  You think, “What will the client do […]

Tim, The White Walkers’ Accountant, Is Here to Keep Winter Coming

I'm sure I've mentioned this before, but one of the most enjoyable aspects of this job is stumbling across weird things on the internet and sharing them with you fine people. Today, I'm happy to report that there is a video featuring an accountant for the army of the dead from Game of Thrones. This […]

Survey: Accountants Far Less Deserving of a Knuckle Sandwich Than Donald Trump

When confronted with the choice of whom taxpayers would most like to punch, a WalletHub survey found that only 1% choose an accountant (Donald Trump garnered 54%). That same survey found that nearly 20% of the respondents think accountants are overpriced and 5% believe they're a scam. So yeah, a few people might think you're […]

Take Our Parental Leave Survey

Yesterday, Netflix announced that, effective immediately, it would be providing unlimited parental leave, at full pay, to new moms and dads for a full year. The company's policy is extremely flexible, allowing workers up to a year at regular pay, "or choose to stay home for a few months, return part-time for a spell and […]

Rihanna Video Has Blown the Lid Off Accountants’ Lavish Lifestyle, Says Guy

All this time, an unsuspecting public has thought accountants to be frumpy, fastidious paper-pushers ever-willing to split the check down to the penny for their foolhardy friends. But thanks to that accountant-slaying siren Rihanna, says Financial Times pop critic Ludovic Hunter-Tilney, the secret licentious lives of accountants have been exposed: Is the video feminist or […]

What Percent of Accountants Will Burn In Hell?

Are accountants more inclined or less inclined to believe in God? We are bound by the AICPA Code of Conduct to have professional skepticism, so not having religious skepticism may just be a demonstration of a healthy work/life balance.   A recent Pew Research Center report, America’s Changing Religious Landscape, says that in general more […]

More Accountants Carrying Guns, Says Guy Who’s Heard Some Stories

Here's something I didn't expect to read today: It’s been more than 85 years – back in the days when gangsters Dean O’Banion and Al Capone went to war over Chicago – that accountants have felt compelled to carry firearms for personal protection.  Yet the anecdotal evidence is that a rising number of accountants are […]