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Pic credit – Accounting Today

On Friday, September 7, Accounting Today released its list of “Top 100 Most Influential People” in accounting.  All honorees have risen to a level of leadership and responsibility and all wield some sort of influence.

The editors of Accounting Today describe the list as a work in process.  As the profession changes, whether due to societal, technological or other factors, they claim the list evolves to capture the contemporary stage of the profession.

As technology grows more important in accounting, we include new IT experts; as new regulatory bodies are formed, we add new regulators; as more Millennials and Gen Ys rise to positions of importance, more of them will appear among the Top 100; as the profession explores more new specialities, we’ll add experts from those fields; and as more women and minorities (hopefully) join the profession, we’ll add more women and minorities.

By my count, 75% of the list is male and 95% is Caucasian.  Although the editors mention change, in broad composition the list is similar to last year when it contained auditors, regulators, vendors, etc.  Change has taken place at the individual level, though.  When some previous members retired, they were replaced on the list by their successors.


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David Letterman gathered his core group of New York area accountants for another Top 10 list, “Top 10 Signs Your Accountant is so Dumb.”  The segment aired on Friday, April 13, 2012.  I’ve been posting these clips for years, and in my opinion this is the best yet.

Thanks to Mark Holtzman (Freaking Accountant) for the tip.

Debit and credit –  – David Albrecht

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David Letterman has produced a Top 10 list nightly for years.  Every year, around tax time, there’s one devoted to federal income taxes and the Internal Revenue Service.  This year’s tax list aired on Thursday, April 14, 2011.  I like it, because area accountants were brought in to read each item. There are several repeat accountants from the last two years.  Richard Cohen (“Women want me, men want to be me.”), who usually bats clean up, was noticeably absent.  Doug Cohen did a great job filling in as his replacement.  [Thanks to Kay Bell of Don’t Mess With Taxes for the tip.]

My all time favorites is “Women want me …” from 2009:

There have been other taxing Top 10 lists over the years.  From several years ago, here’s “1040, Good Buddy.”

And just for the record, here’s 2010:

Keep up the good work, Dave.

Have a happy April 18th!

Debit and credit – – David Albrecht

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