Monday, January 31, 2011
What's great about being a teacher
We must prepare those who decide to major in accounting not simply to pass the CPA exam, and not even just to get that first job. They must be ready for a world fraught with temptations to manipulate financial disclosures. A world in desperate need of professionals with vision, competence, character, and courage to make a difference. I remember how proud I was when a student I once had in intermediate accounting, came back as a professional in a Big 4 firm to give a talk to our students. I wasn’t proud just because she had a job with a prestigious firm. I was proud because she was so confident, articulate, happy with her chosen career, and her talk was so good! She is poised to become a leader of the accounting profession in the not too distant future. Moments like this are what makes it great to be a teacher.