Thursday, September 26, 2013

Angry Accountants website

This popped up on my radar the other day - www.angryaccountants.com
"A PLACE FOR UNHAPPY ACCOUNTANTS AT THE BIG ACCOUNTING FIRMS TO VENT AND SHARE INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT THEIR FIRMS ARE DOING BEHIND CLOSED DOORS"
One of the post includes details of accountants who have gone on to do other things including:

  1. Start counting old coins and jewellery; become a Professional Metal Detector 
  2. Former Accountant Finds Success in Quilting -- opens "Home Is Where the Heart Is Quilt & Gift Shop"
  3. Former Accountant Turns Business Into Piece of Cake -- starts "Truly Scrumptious" specialty cake shop
  4. Former Accountant -- Turned Gun-Carrying Special Agent/Criminal Investigator for the IRS -- turned Private Eye

There's also a useful post about moving from a big 4 firm to a smaller one. That is: Going from being a small fish in a big pond to somewhere you can become a big fish in a small pond. There are some sensible tips and a warning:
""But before you jump ponds, be aware of what you are getting into. Talk to people who have done it recently - especially those at the firm you are going to. We know one guy who jumped from big pond to little pond and about drowned in the middle of the first busy season.
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