Surely everyone has seen an episode of a crime drama where the smarmy detective leans over a dead body, squinting and rubbing his fingers together, dashing towards an hour-long adventure whereupon he uses tiny clues left haphazardly around the crime scene to convict the real killer. Of course real life does not always work like this, but it's fun to get absorbed in the exploits without having to worry about the dangers. These shows have experienced tremendous popularity in the last few years as common Joes like you and I excitedly get to ride shotgun in a speeding cop car in pursuit of the bad guys.
In the big wide world of accounting, there are many facets to the industry that reach far beyond the stereotypical perception of the bean-counting, green-visor-wearing, calculator-punching tax processor, of course. As we move deeper into the 21st century, we are in the midst of an exciting shift - today's CPA works in a dynamic, ever-changing field full of opportunity, change, and endless possibility.