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This week we launched our very first product here on The Bean Counter! It's The The Bean Counter's 2014 Recruiting Course: A Complete Guide To Finding Your First Accounting Job

If you know anyone who is looking for there first accounting job, in public accounting, private accounting, internal audit, or another part of the industry, we have the course for them (currently 50% off)!

Today I want to follow up on my article in Going Concern this week (We've done it again, over 55 comments). It is hard to imagine what the accounting profession would look like if we weren't required to go to college, and I understand that. However, for most of human history there was no college. In fact, those who created the accounting profession, and many of the founders of todays largest firms never went to college. And they didn't even have the internet.

Am I crazy? Take a few minutes to check out AccountingCoach.com. That is just one of the hundreds of resources available (largely for free) to learn accounting. Do we really need 4-5 years and up to $150K in college costs?

Someone responded in my going concern article and quoted Good Will Hunting:

"See, the sad thing about a guy like you is in 50 years you're gonna staht doin some thinkin on your own and you're gonna come up with the fact that there are two certaintees in life. One, don't do that. And Two, you dropped a hundred and fifty grand on a fuckin education you coulda got for a dollah fifty in late charges at the public library"

Now, there aren't even late charges, just an internet connection. If I am honest, I really didn't learn that much in college. In fact, I learned most of my accounting knowledge through Becker CPA Review and most in my actual work experience. Imagine if day one of your job, you had already been working for 5 years.

Who do you think would perform better in the next 5 years? The new college grad, or the one with 5 years experience?

I would love to hear your thoughts in a response to this email or in a comment on my article. Have   

This Week's on The Bean Counter
Ep61: Interview with Sara Johnson, Chief Growth Strategist & Founder at Inovautus Consulting
Ep60: Interview with Jason Blumer, Thriveal CPA Network & Blumer CPAs
TBC Course: Interview with Anthony Scuotto, Gregory, Sharer, & Stuart Tax Manager.
GC Article: Is College That Guy on eBay Who Never Paid For the Crap You Sent Him?

See remaining podcasts, videos, articles here!
The Bean Counter's 2014 Course - Find Your First Accounting Job!
Jason Blumer, Thriveal CPA Network & Blumer CPA's 
Sara Johnson, Chief Growth Strategist & Founder at Inovautus Consulting
My article this week on Going Concern: Is College That Guy on eBay Who Never Paid For the Crap You Sent Him?
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