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The Finance Writer

Name:

Brian Huber

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Bio:

I have several years of experience in the accounting profession and investment analysis. I'm now a finance writer and consultant. My consulting services include tax training and accounting practice management advice.

Recent Forum Topics & Comments (34)
Forum Discussion Posted
Job > Accountant

Entry Level CPA job

I’m not sure what a “typical American” looks and sounds like, but maybe Joe in Monticello has some special insights that I lack. I also don’t know why a ...

10 months ago
Job > Accountant

CPA Exams

Almost every state now requires 150 hours of higher education to qualify for a CPA license. You may, however, be able to sit for the CPA exam with only the hours that qualified you ...

10 months ago
Job > Accountant

Potential jobs for aspiring corporate accountant in school

Demand is high for corporate accountants to work as internal auditors. This role is becoming more prominent as companies focus on having accurate financial data for assessing risk ...

11 months ago
Job > Accountant

Are today's Accountant Graduates, Yesterday's Lawyers, Pharmacist, and Dentists?

Although I do agree with your premise that individuals with accounting degrees are starting to saturate the job market and that out-of-work accountants will soon become as normal ...

11 months ago
Job > Accountant

I'd like some Knowledge, Tips, and info

In accounting, following the standard career steps is crucial. This field is typically not one where you can establish your own distinct path to success. This tends to make ...

11 months ago
Job > Accountant

CPA without an accounting degree

I don't know anyone with this problem in Texas. Maybe your difficulty is related to the job market in California. Or, perhaps you're applying at places where they only hire new ...

11 months ago
Job > Accountant

Recent Graduate seeking some guidance and advice

Prime jobs in accounting are mostly obtained by recent graduates with high GPAs, who also interned while they were students. Since you were not motivated in that direction, maybe ...

11 months ago
Job > Social Worker

Leaving the field

Hey, gnote in LA, tell us how you landed the tax preparer job with no experience -- that is, none recently, only the seasonal work "decades ago." What type of tax ...

11 months ago
Job > Accountant

Career advise on 44 yrs old who just passed CPA exam w/o experience

[QUOTE who="Marcie in Sewell, New Jersey"]CPA has been on my list of things to do for a while now. I sat forever ago and quickly gave up. Now I am married and a mother ...

11 months ago
Job > Tax Preparer

Tax prparation business and enrolled agent.

The content of Enrolled Agent exam courses is copyrighted. Vendors with whom I'm familiar do not permit distribution of previously acquired materials. Attempting to transfer or re ...

11 months ago
Job > Tax Preparer

Deferred Student Loan on 1098T

Tax credits and deductions for higher education costs are not affected by payment of tuition with borrowed funds. (This is the same rule as every tax credit and deduction ...

12 months ago
Job > Accounting Clerk

How can I get an entry level accounting job? NEED HELP!

Most accountants get job offers from recruiters while finishing college or from places where they interned as students. Obtaining a CPA license is a definite advantage. You ...

12 months ago
Job > Accountant

Master of Taxation Program Question

The recent comment is precisely correct that work in the tax field does not require a CPA license. Even the readers who are already CPAs and want to focus on the tax industry are ...

12 months ago
General > Career Advice

Looking for good entry-level job suggestions

You can find entry-level jobs in accounting that also advance your career aspirations in that field. Local tax practices headed by CPAs have difficulty finding capable staff. You ...

12 months ago
Job > Associate Accountant

What are the best Associate Accountant qualifications and training to get ahead?

An accounting degree is typically needed to attain an Associate Accountant job. However, starting positions for individuals with no experience are difficult to find and don't pay ...

13 months ago
Job > Associate Accountant

Getting an Associate Accountant job.

Corporate finance departments are increasingly filling their staff with highly educated CPAs. Becoming a CPA is very demanding and time consuming. That is a luxury I did not have ...

13 months ago
Job > Tax Preparer

Fee for Taxes

Last I heard, the national average fee per taxpayer was $285. Highest fees are charged in big cities on the coasts. I'm in a small community in the middle of the country and my ...

13 months ago
Job > Accountant

Accountant with no practical experience

I worked in the investment business and in a trust department until making a career change to accounting when I was in my 40s. Here's how I did it.

Smaller local accounting ...

13 months ago
Job > Accountant

Unemployed accountants?

Even corporate finance departments now want accountants who are CPAs. The only staff accounting positions I find are with local firms headed by CPAs. Most of these entities focus ...

13 months ago
General > Career Advice

Don't know what I want to do for a career

One promising area where you get to help people and participate in the job stability of accounting work is the tax preparation field. Smaller local accounting practices headed by ...

13 months ago
Job > Accountant

Any advice for someone wanting to switch to a career in accounting?

Finding work in the accounting field without experience is difficult. However, small local accounting firms with a growing number of clients are desperate for qualified staff. Most ...

13 months ago
Job > Accountant

Online Accounting Masters

[QUOTE who="Moni in Pflugerville, Texas"]Wow that is fantastic. My undergraduate is not in Accounting so I've thought about a Masters in order for me to be more employable ...

13 months ago
Job > Accountant

Online Accounting Masters

Moni, University of Phoenix courses are quite expensive and having a Master's degree from that institution does not deliver much benefit to an accounting career. The key to ...

14 months ago
Job > Accountant

Changing my life...entry level accounting GMAT and CPA

In most states, you can take the CPA exam with only a bachelor's degree. A high quality -- and affordable -- review course at http://fastforwardacademy.com/cpa-exam-review.htm ...

14 months ago
Job > Social Worker

Career transition from social work field

[QUOTE who="gnote in Los Angeles, California"]stuckinbeantown,
Glad to hear how you transitioned! That is awesome! I am already taking community college classes ...

14 months ago
General > Career Advice

What am I doing wrong? Why can't I get a job?

[QUOTE who="Latrice in Fort Worth, Texas"]Hi, I graduated with a BBA- finance in last year and have not found a single accounting / finance job. A year has gone by and ...

14 months ago
Job > Accountant

Staff Accountant with an Associates Degree

The job market for accounting is hot mostly for recent grads who are CPA candidates. Large accounting firms want fresh graduates who they can work excessively. Corporations want ...

14 months ago
Job > Accountant

Mid-career change; CPA/MBA/MAcc salary for Big 4?

The job market for accounting is hot mostly for recent grads who are CPA candidates. Large accounting firms want fresh graduates who they can work excessively. Corporations want ...

14 months ago
Job > Accountant

CPA with experience and unemployed

The job market for accounting is hot mostly for recent grads who are CPA candidates. Corporations want lower cost non-CPA employees for their finance staffs. Large accounting firms ...

14 months ago
Job > Accountant

How did you get your accounting job?

The job market for accounting is hot mostly for recent grads who are CPA candidates. However, targeting smaller accounting firms has delivered employment for individuals seeking ...

14 months ago
Job > Accountant

OUT OF WORK CPA MBA-the mom

The job market is hot for accountanting graduates, but not necessarily for CPAs looking to shift away from audit or return to work after an absence. Accounting firms are hiring ...

14 months ago
Job > Tax Preparer

Steps involved in starting the Tax Business.

[QUOTE who="Sarah Leann in Florien, Louisiana"]Hello,

I am a recent college graduate in accounting concentration. I have decided to start my on tax preparation ...

14 months ago
Job > Tax Preparer

HOW TO START A TAX PREPERATION BUSINESS FROM HOME

I joined on online community for obtaining ideas and information from experienced Enrolled Agent tax experts at http://fastforwardacademy.com/index-page-community-subpage-roles ...

14 months ago
Job > Tax Preparer

Getting Into Tax Preparation

Colton,

I hope you have advanced substantially in your tax career planning over the past few months. My transition to the tax industry in Texas over a decade ago has ...

14 months ago