It’s awesome when those in the profession get excited about something other than the endless monotony of ticking and tying. For this Ohio auditor, bodybuilding was the answer when post-CPA exam boredom set in.
Philita Wheeler was a former track and cross country standout at John Glenn High School, where she reached the state meet in both sports.
Now 27, she’s encountered another athletic venture. In just five months she became a sponsored professional bodybuilder.
“After I passed my CPA exam I got bored,” said Wheeler, an auditor for Rea & Associates in Dublin. “I ran a lot, and it really wasn’t a challenge anymore. I just wanted something really challenging.”
The CPA exam wasn’t challenging enough, apparently, or perhaps just challenging enough to lead to disappointment when the whole process was over. In our humble opinion, this is far more useful than, say, picking up a drinking problem or dedicating one’s life to memorizing FASB regs.
How much do you want to bet the client gives up bank recs the second she asks for them?