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September 27, 2023

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‘The World’s Fastest Accountant’ Is Running Away From the ‘Boring Stiff Squares’ Stereotype

Why is it every time mainstream media writes about accountants they just have to drag the stereotypes into it? Across the pond publication Evening Standard didn’t even try to hide it when writing up World Athletics Championships 100m badass Eugene Amo-Dadzie, ‘boring’ appears in the lede. It’s still a charming story. Everyone, meet the world’s […]

Here’s What Can Happen When You Get Bored After Passing the CPA Exam

ain't just crunching numbers

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.

Via the Zanesville Times Recorder:

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?