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Old 06-13-2019, 08:50 PM
 
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Agree. It's not rocket science.
Someone else who doesn’t understand what CPA’s do.
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Old 06-13-2019, 09:04 PM
 
Location: North State (California)
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CPAs do a lot more than basic math.

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Old 06-14-2019, 07:56 AM
 
Location: OHIO
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Someone else who doesn’t understand what CPA’s do.
Yup
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Old 06-14-2019, 08:04 AM
 
Location: EPWV
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look under the name.
Oh, ok. Learn something new everyday.


CPAs do a lot more than basic math.
Yeah, sometimes they cook the books .
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Old 06-14-2019, 08:28 AM
 
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I love getting calls from Fortune 500 companies offering me jobs to do addition and subtraction for 100k+. My interviews are usually just rapid fire tell me what 234 + 521 is. They sit in stunned amazement when I answer back like a machine.

It’s a good gig. I’d tell you more, but I only discuss client business with the client. Otherwise, I may have to debit your account if you know what I mean.
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Old 06-14-2019, 09:06 AM
 
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I love getting calls from Fortune 500 companies offering me jobs to do addition and subtraction for 100k+. My interviews are usually just rapid fire tell me what 234 + 521 is. They sit in stunned amazement when I answer back like a machine.

It’s a good gig. I’d tell you more, but I only discuss client business with the client. Otherwise, I may have to debit your account if you know what I mean.
I've learned that a lot of people believe accounting is about using excel formulas.

I work for a tech company in their accounting department. Last year, we laid off about 20 coders, sales rep, and marketing specialist. No one in accounting was touched. I overheard of the coders furiously say "Why don't they just get rid of the accounting department to save money??? Like.. Why do they even exist here?? I know VBA. I can do their job all by myself!"
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Old 06-14-2019, 02:52 PM
 
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Paying someone that much to do basic math is stupid. You do realize that all they do is add, subtract, multiplication and some division. These are skills you acquire in grade school.
Thanks for the laugh.


Let me guess, you are the jealous receptionist the OP posted about?
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Old 06-14-2019, 07:50 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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I did not give the receptionist the salary of the accountant. It was passed along in general conversation. The accountant told someone who told someone else, etc.

The receptionist does not think just having a piece of paper (A MA Degree and a CPA) should mean that they make three times more than her. I told her that in 15-20 years when the Accountant moves into management she will make 5-6 times the pay of a receptionist. She got even angrier.

What is a fair wage difference between our 27-year-old Receptionist and our 27-year-old Accountant?
Mod cut. In any case, the accountant does not "just have a piece of paper". The accountant has THREE pieces of paper: a BA, an MA and a CPA certificate.Plus, the job of accountant carries much more responsibility than that of receptionist/greeter/typist. Any office manager would know this, and wouldn't need to ask strangers how to respond to such ridiculous whining.

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Old 06-14-2019, 08:16 PM
 
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The OP is gone? This is a weird topic. In any case, the accountant does not "just have a piece of paper". The accountant has THREE pieces of paper: a BA, an MA and a CPA certificate.Plus, the job of accountant carries much more responsibility than that of receptionist/greeter/typist. Any office manager would know this, and wouldn't need to ask strangers how to respond to such ridiculous whining.
Actually, BA and MA are very uncommon for an accountant. Much more likely is BS and MS (or MTax, MPAC, MACC, etc.).

I have a BA in Accounting and it’s quite rare.
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Old 06-15-2019, 09:01 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Paying someone that much to do basic math is stupid. You do realize that all they do is add, subtract, multiplication and some division. These are skills you acquire in grade school.

Yep, adding and subtracting. You can do it with a cheap calculator, so you didn't even have to learn it in grade school (and apparently, a lot of grade school kids never do learn it)



The trick is to know which columns the numbers go into before you add them or subtract them.


And knowing the tax laws well enough before you start adding and subtracting so that you don't annoy the IRS.


That's not something that anyone learned in grade school.
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