Oh hey fellow accountants -bored much? This is the time of year when many accounting jobs (public specifically) start to simmer down and things get to be a little slower at work. If that’s not the case for you right now, surely it will be at some point during the year.
I spent the first few years of my accounting journey working in public accounting in the area of taxation. I worked countless hours, met amazing people, and developed transferable skills during my years in tax and I would not trade the experience for anything. Although it was a career that was full of promise, I ultimately decided to leave public accounting in the Spring of 2019.
There has been a lot of discussion surrounding robotics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning as it relates to the accounting industry. The question is often, "are machines replacing accountants?", or "are robots taking over accounting jobs?". Today I am discussing why you should view these technological advances as opportunities rather than threats.
The amount of time that I spent preparing to fail the CPA exam is truly astonishing. Early on in my CPA journey I gave myself months to prepare for each section so that I could "take my time" with the material and be sure to pass. Rather than use this additional study time to actually study, I did things like create new Pinterest boards and search Beyonce hashtags on Instagram. I found myself going from a relaxed, "I have three months" to a panicked "I have three days."
At last, tax season is upon us and for those receiving refunds, now is the time to live in the lap of luxury, right? Wrong, 2020 is all about making boss moves and stepping into our greatness. While nothing says greatness like a new designer handbag we can't truly afford, I have another idea for how to spend that refund. Today I am going over ten grown up ways to spend your tax refund.
Now that you've gotten acclimated in your new accounting career, you've noticed a special someone. Maybe this person has been on this journey with you since the college days. Perhaps it's the relatability to your accounting struggle, or the way they explain the new 199(a) regulations that gets you. You recognize that you are smitten and you're wondering if you should go for it? Let's explore this further, shall we?