Young CPA turned tech entrepreneur: Ryan Watson, CEO of Sqrl

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  Ryan Watson is the Co-Founder of Upsourced Accounting and the CEO Sqrl. When he’s not working with clients, penning a blog, posting on Twitter, or spreading the good word about Upsourced Accounting, he’s probably embarrassing himself on the golf course, passionately supporting his favorite reality TV contestant, or helping his wife Lauren grade papers. I remember the days of…

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You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take [PODCAST] with Kristen Rampe

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It’s a consistent thing here on The Bean Counter, there are many many opportunities in accounting. Look at me, I write for The Bean Counter and started my own company Ten Key Heroes. Kristen Rampe is another great example of someone who has broken out of the traditional mold to do something very different and…

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One of the most successful accountants turned entrepreneur in the world [Podcast] with Rod Drury, CEO of Xero

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Rod has an incredible story that I am thrilled to share with you!

He started like many traditional accountants with Arthur Young which has eventually become EY.

Incredibly he won the New Zealand entrepreneur of the year award from EY many years later in 2013.

Xero is quite incredible company, imagine this: Rod started a…

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Becoming a part-time CFO (Hint: You don’t have to work for 20 years first)

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One of the myths in the accounting industry is that you have to wait years and years before being able to have some of the “sexy” roles in the industry.

It’s just not true.

We’ve interviewed lot’s of people on the show (remember Ryan Watson of Sqrl and Upsourced Accounting who started his own CPA…

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It is in understanding and embracing the concept of failure that we achieve true greatness as human beings [Interview] w/ Kenneth J. Burke, CPA & Certified Business Coach

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Kenneth J. Burke, CPA & Certified Business Coach Ken is both a Certified FocalPoint Business Coach and a CPA. For over 25 years he has worked for both national and regional CPA firms advising business owners on managing their finances and taxes, and various business issues. While Ken was working with entrepreneurs and business owners during his…

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“When you get your first check from a client, that’s a big deal” Podcast with A-lign’s Scott Price on starting his own firm, TWICE!

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Remember the stories about Enron and Arthur Andersen? Normally you hear about the old Anderson employees who were out of work in the course of a couple of weeks, and then ended up working on the same clients at another firm (often one of the now “Big 4″). But, Scott Price’s story was a little…

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Podcast with Warren Averett: “Exactly What We Look For in Accounting Candidates”

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I am very excited about this podcast as it’s the first post on the new Bean Counter site and the first time we’ve had two people on the podcast! Back when I visited my first CPA firm office with Beta Alpha Psi, it was actually at this office in Tampa (formerly Pender Newkirk). Ralph Garcia…

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The Value of Enthusiasm in Your Accounting Career

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I met Anthony about five years ago when he came to my university to speak about his accounting career. He was one of the early Beta Alpha Psi Presidents from my school. As I mentioned on the podcast, he is someone I’ve met who is truly enthusiastic and loves what he does (I know, it’s…

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What It’s Like In the Early Years of Accounting Careers: Taylor Peak, McGladrey Associate

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Tell us a little bit about your background. Originally from St Petersburg, FL Went to the University of Central Florida Now in the second year of her accounting careers as an Auditor at McGladrey Finished the CPA and is currently waiting on the experience requirements Tell us about one experience in your current position that…

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Interview with Caleb Newquist: 80% of success is just showing up. Oh and stop caring about money.

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Tell me a little bit about your background. -Born in Ord, Nebraska -Undergrad at University of Nebraska at Kearney -Masters at Colorado State -Started as a Staff Accountant at Spicer Jeffries and worked at KPMG and Lockton Companies before GoingConcern.com -Has a CPA license -Has been the editor of GoingConcern.com since June 2009 Tell us…

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