« The Savings Balancing Act | Main | Reflections on the AICPA’s Leadership Academy »

Never a Dull Day for CPAs

CPAs often are seen as numbers magicians.

And we are. But we’re also detectives, counselors and guides. I work with CPAs in forensics and they see a bit of everything as they work with clients to uncover financial malfeasance, arbitrate divorces and much more. I received this story from a member just the other day:

So, funniest story that comes to mind is when I picked up two different divorce cases at roughly the same time in which I was the neutral arbitrator.  After several meetings in each of the cases I figured out that the wife in one of the cases was leaving her husband to start a relationship with the husband in the other case.  Long story short, I had to put my office on alert regarding scheduling so they did not end up in back-to-back meeting slots!

Stories like these really underscore the diversity of the CPA profession – and illustrate the immense opportunity available to CPAs. It’s one of the reasons we’re seeing rapid growth in our fraud and forensics section and why being a CPA is many things, but never boring.

What’s most rewarding to you about being a CPA?

Elaine Leggett, CPA/CFF, Technical Manager - Forensic and Valuation Services, American Institute of CPAs. Most of Elaine’s career has been spent in public accounting.  Prior to joining the AICPA, Elaine was the controller/firm administrator of a local CPA firm.  In addition, Elaine spent eight years at a large local firm, working with clients from a broad range of industries, including construction, nonprofits, insurance and healthcare, on tax, audit and consulting engagements.

Comments

Comments are moderated. Please review our Comment Policy before posting.
comments powered by Disqus

Subscribe

Subscribe in a reader

Enter your Email:
Preview