First Blog!

anna-headshotBlogger: Anna Knutson

Hello everyone! This is the first time I’ve ever blogged, and I’m really excited! I thought I’d give a little bit of background about me and then leave you guys with some things I’ve come to appreciate about accounting.

I went to Central High School in Keller, Texas, and I’ve played softball since I was 10. I came to UT Dallas to continue playing softball, and I did for two years at the collegiate Division III level. I played centerfield and leftfield, and the Texas Rangers have a special place in my heart.

At UT Dallas I’ve been involved heavily in my sorority, and taken on many leadership positions that include president, chief financial officer, and scholarship director. I’ve also been in Beta Alpha Psi and the Davidson Management Honors Program.

I wasn’t immediately drawn to accounting, but I really enjoyed my Introduction to Financial Accounting class. The statements were cool and glamorous, and I did well in the course. After talking to my professors, I declared accounting and finance as my majors. I am very happy with my choice, and continue to enjoy the numbers behind a company.

I think accounting can often get overlooked, but it is a critical part to the business process. It can get a bad rap for being boring, however the real accounting landscape is anything but! Things are always changing because companies are always changing. What happened one year might not happen this year, and this sets accounting apart from other areas in a dynamic way.

That’s all I have for now, and I’m looking forward to this year of blogging and accounting!

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The Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA) is a nonprofit, voluntary, professional organization representing Texas CPAs. TSCPA has 20 local chapters statewide and has 27,000 members. The Society is committed to serving the public interest with programs that advance the highest standards of ethics and practice within the CPA profession. TXCPA2B is a blog written by Texas students in pursuit of the CPA certificate. The views expressed here are those of the authors and not necessarily held by TSCPA or our members.
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