Thursday, March 3rd, 2022

You Speak The Language

“Accounting is the language of business.” – Warren Buffett

Recently, I read a quote that made me smile. It was in an article I read via AccountingWEB. The article is titled, The Changing Face of the CPA Profession Del Wright, Corporate Outreach Coordinator for the Illinois CPA Society.

The quote comes from a young accountant who was hesitant to even think about passing the Exam until she learned how much it was valued from her professors and during her internship.

Here is her comment that I want to share with you today.

“I think the profession is ever-changing,” she says. “Accountants are no longer just recordkeepers, they’re analysts and translators. Accounting is the language of business, and accountants are the most fluent in it.”

You probably heard similar statements when you were majoring in accounting but have you thought about it in recent years? Be sure to remind your young accountants how much they are learning about the world of business as they work on client engagements. It is so much more than tax returns and using Excel.

Be sure to read the entire article.

  • "If you want an accounting of your worth, count your friends."
  • Merry Browne

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