Is accounting too hard? That is the question posed by Dr. Josh McGowan, CPA on Twitter:
Is the accounting major too difficult?
At many universities, accounting courses (especially Principles I & II) have some of the lowest GPAs compared to other disciplines.
Why? Are we deterring the next generation of accountants or upholding a needed standard? #accounting
— Dr. Josh McGowan, CPA (@Jmcgowan3838) November 15, 2022
I thought it was Intermediate that has the highest KD ratio of accounting classes?
Anyway, that’s the question. Jump in on Twitter if you have an opinion. Old-timers who fiercely oppose any change to education because that’s not how we did it back in their day are also welcome to shitpost in the comments.
This guy gets it:
I just don’t think its a good idea to dumb down our profession. We just need to charge more.
I get it that firms can’t find enough staff, but you have a revenue/compensation problem, not a too-educated problem IMO.
— Kevin Cameron (@KSCameron) November 16, 2022
Is Accounting an Obsolete Major?
About 30 years ago, I said the CPA profession has compensation and advancement problems. The 150-hour rule is absurd.
There is nothing new here.
You can literally self-teach how to code and make more than a CPA.
In my country [Australia] there are 30week cybersecurity courses, compared to a 3year+2year CPA for basically the same amount.
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