Courtney Arrington

Certified Public Accountant

Oh hey, I’m Courtney- thanks for stopping by. If you have ever found yourself questioning whether to debit or credit, you’ve come to the right place.

The world of accounting can be a struggle at first. In the beginning you may find that you don’t know what you don’t know. I have learned this in my accounting internships as well as my full time role as an accountant. I have struggled, made countless mistakes, and endured much frustration along my journey.

The purpose of this blog to provide guidance for students and professionals working in areas of accounting so they can thrive in their careers.

The students that will benefit from this blog have less exposure to the professional environment. They are not yet seasoned in the areas of networking and professionalism. These individuals have the tools to succeed but they are not quite sure how to use them.

The professionals that will benefit from this blog have recently started out in their accounting careers and are still getting acclimated. These individuals may be struggling to make the transition from accounting student to accounting professional and could use some direction.

My goal is to provide guidance to these individuals by giving detailed study tips, networking advice, and going over some of the common mistakes to avoid when starting out in the accounting profession.

Accounting Background

Public Accounting

After earning my BS in accounting from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2016, I went into public accounting full-time. I worked as a tax associate for a mid-size regional firm for 2.5 years. My time in public accounting serves as the basis for a large amount of the content that I share here on the blog.

Accounting for Investments

I left public accounting in 2019 to explore accounting outside of the tax world. I am currently in a senior-level accounting role where I do the accounting for our company’s investment portfolio. This accounting role adds a unique perspective, which I share here on the blog.

“Fail if you must- but never fold.”