If You Disagree With Your Boss, You Should Quit…

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P.S. – Here is the quote I shared on the show: “When you grow up you tend to get told the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family, have…

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Accountant & Podcaster (Hint: It’s not me) w/ Dan Franks, CPA

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Dan reached out to me after he found my podcast on iTunes and I thought it would be great to record our discussion on air!

He is a accountant, CPA (used to work at KPMG) and now works at Beaird Harris & Co., P.C. as a CPA and Tax Consultant.

He also started a podcast earlier…

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Boss gave you bad advice? Make them fess up.


A friend of mine had a tough time in the last year and sought advice from a manager.

He told his manager that he really didn’t like some of the team members he was working with and wanted to move to another clients ASAP.

The manager told him to present his desire to the partner of…

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


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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Minimum Wage: The Simple Accounting View We All Learned In Managerial Accounting Chapter 1

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Before I get going on the technical details, those of which any managerial accounting student could compute, I want to start with my conclusions:

Biggest winners from the minimum wage: The workers that remain after it’s enacted, large businesses, and Politicians

Biggest losers from the minimum wage: The poor, average low-skilled worker young people and recent graduates, and small business…

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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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You didn’t get promoted? Look in the mirror.


It’s crucial to know when you’re bad at something…

For example, look at this attempt at a front flip I made a few days ago on my Costa Rica trip (I’m still here!)

My wife took a selfie highlighting a ridiculous attempt at a front flip and posted it to Facebook (thank you hunny) which…

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If you go to online accounting college, can you still get a job?


Today we did a slightly different podcast than usual.

Alan Ramsey sent me an email asking for some advice in finding a job as he went to an online accounting college.

I thought we would have a lot of great things to cover so I figured I would bring him on the podcast to go…

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Are you a hill taker, or a hill figure-outer in your accounting career?

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You might be wondering, is that even english?

Actually, no.

But I heard the question asked from the founding CEO of the online labor marketplace, oDesk. So what does it mean?

I immediately thought of the battle of Gettysburg to be honest. I’m no civil war historian, but I do remember some aspects of the battle…

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Accounting Student to Professional: How to Make a Successful Transition [VIDEO]


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What I Learned About Quitting Your Job from Indian Food


First off, let me just say that I am 100% addicted to Indian food.

Naan, curry, spices, I love it all!

And while some of those closest to me know that I’m a borderline germaphobe, I’ve weathered some pretty questionable spots to get the best Indian food.

It’s almost the rule among foodies and non-foodies, alike: Sometimes even the most unassuming hole-in-the-wall restaurants have the best food. Case in point:

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Your Summer Action Plan To Get An Accounting Job This Fall… Oh, and Jill from Deloitte in Atlanta.


The fall recruiting season is the best time of the year for you to find your dream job/internship.

Here are my TOP 5 action items this summer to prepare you for this fall’s hiring frenzy!

But wait… what about Jill?

If you read #3, you’ll find out exactly who Jill is and why it’s VERY important that you…

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Relentless Commitment to Passing the CPA Exam & the Power of Mentors!


Scott is a a Certified Public Accountant and Audit Senior Manager at Cherry Bekaert with more than 13 years of experience, Scott primarily provides audit services to not-for-profit and government clients. A member of both Cherry Bekaert’s Education/Nonprofit industry group and Government Services group, Scott has significant experience in audits of educational organizations, governmental entities, and single audits performed…

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Mailbag: What to wear to an business event & do I NEED a portfolio?

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Back to the mailbag! This time from an accounting student and new listener to The Bean Counter! Hello Andrew, I’m a new listener to your podcast and I have had the chance to only listen to a few of your episodes, but the ones I did listen to have really helped lead me in the right direction and…

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Why Small Changes Get You Small Success

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Earlier this week I attended the FICPA Conference and one of the days was a Young Leaders event called “Accel”. The event was led by Dan Griffith, Director of Strategic Planning at Tanner LC . I highly recommend you check out his LinkedIn page which has tons of information on his presentation and how to get ahold…

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