Accounting Wars and Revelations from a Great Career - 2nd Edition

Accounting Wars and Revelations from a Great Career - 2nd Edition : The Wisdom to Know the Difference

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The Wisdom to Know the Difference is about unique professional CPA encounters with Grand Jury Investigations, Criminal IRS Audits, the Legal System, and other experiences of mine while I was in the CPA profession. Normally, accountants are traditionally looked at as a bit dull. I believe this book will shed a different light on the profession. The book is true; however, it is a cynical synopsis of actual experiences. Many of those experiences are corrupted by "winning over the truth"; whether in criminal matters, IRS audits or because of the existing the legal system. I have set forth different examples and experiences where the system we live in just does not work and how I was able to overcome those obstacles in each instance, including examples of poor oversight in our own profession. Simply stated, I made more money than any other CPA in public practice in the State of Washington. In that process, I was able to help build a successful CPA firm, a great client base, a reputation of testifying professionally from Alaska to Florida, the past President and Chair of the Washington Society of CPAs, a Council Member of the American Institute of CPAs, Past President of other local service clubs and activities, Board Member to everything from Colleges to Not for Profits, and regular donor to needy local causes among other services.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 17.27mm | 498.95g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 1514201364
  • 9781514201367

About Mary E Hallett

Charles E. (Chuck) Hallett is a co-founder of Strader Hallett & Co., P.S.. Chuck is a member of the AICPA, WSCPA and the AGA. Until Chuck retired on June 30, 2010, he spent most of his time in consulting and planning on a broad range of subjects. These included income tax planning, estate tax planning, business transactions, valuations, and litigation support services. Chuck developed a reputation as being able to recognize issues quickly, and accordingly, he provided expert witness testimony from Alaska to Florida (and was never on the losing side of any case). Chuck is a Past President and Chair of the Board of Directors of the WSCPA and he was a charter member to their Advisory Committee. Chuck has served as the WSCPA Board Liaison member to the Professional Conduct Committee, South King County - Pierce County - Olympia - Southwest Chapters, Taxation Committee, Client/CPA Mediation Services Committee, and has served on the Nominating Committee, Finance Committee, Executive Director Recruiting Committee, and the Crisis Management Task Force. Chuck is also the past President of the WSCPA Olympia Chapter and was awarded the 2001 Outstanding Chapter President Award for his efforts during his year. Chuck received his Degree in Accounting from Boise State University (BSU - 1977). In both 2013 and 2002, Chuck was awarded a BSU Distinguished Alumni Award. In 2001, Chuck received the College of Business and Economics Honors Award from BSU. During college, Chuck worked in the Taxpayer Assistance Department of the Internal Revenue Service. Upon graduation, he went to work for the international accounting firm that is now known as DeLoitte. He has been a member of the Federal Taxation Committee in both Washington and Idaho. He has belonged to the AICPA Subcommittees in: Trust, Estate & Gift Taxation, Corporations & Shareholders Taxation, Partnership Taxation, and Employee Benefits Taxation, and Chuck was a member of AICPA Council for 3 years. Chuck also participated in various forms of public speaking around the country. For years, Chuck presented programs for the WSCPA Olympia Chapter. He has been a Board Member and/or Past President of many Civic and Not for Profit Organizations, co-hosted a television series on Financial Matters and was also named as an Outstanding Young Man of America. Chuck & his wife Mary have fully endowed 5 scholarships at Boise State University and have endowed the largest oncology educational endowment in the Sisters of Providence system.show more