Some people are born breathing what will be their life profession. Some become doctors, some farmers, some scientists, some nurses, some entrepreneurs, some designers, and on the list can go. Some people are born to be an accountant.
31 years ago I sat in my second grade class-room, studiously working on my lessons. The boy beside me was also working hard. Math was his favorite and on this day I watched as he took not one, but two Math tests in one day. The curriculum we used was set up so there were 10 lesson books per subject, per year. At the end of each book was a test. Taking one test, working through a whole new book and taking that test all in the same day was not something I had ever considered or wanted to do! Math wasn’t ever my favorite subject. But this cute little guy thrived on it. He was smart – even as a second grader I knew he was way smarter than I would ever be 🙂
I sat there and watched as he finished the second test and closed it. He looked up at me and grinned a sheepish grin, tucking his head in a bit of embarrassment. I though ‘Wow, how does he do that?’, smiled and shook my head a bit in disbelief. He handed his test to the teacher and we both returned to our studies.
30 years later I decided to start a small business involving my sewing, creativity, and my blog. Until this time I had always done our taxes. But the business thing was just way more than I wanted to figure out tax-wise. So I handed it over to an accountant. A great accountant, and none other than the little boy from second grade who took two Math tests in one day.
He was smart then and he is brilliant now. He took my hodge-podge of papers, made sense of them, and had all the paperwork done in less than 10 working days. I’d recommend him to anyone who is needing an accountant. And he didn’t pay me to say that either!
Are your taxes filed for this year? Today’s the deadline!
Need an accountant? For next year of course. Lightner and Stickel
Best Accountant EVER – Eldon Kuntz
I hope you have a wonderful week! I know all accountants in this country are going to be celebrating tonight – tax season is over once again!
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Mailing my big ol’ check this morning. Yikes, it was a painful one to write! An accountant was used, as a business is involved. I don’t do math either- my talents lie in a much different place. Good thing we know people! LOL
Atta Girl Amy says
What a cute story.
Mailing tax checks today but filing an extension since I didn’t get our info to the accountant in time.
I’m betting the accountant’s wives will be even happier! 🙂
Isn’t it interesting the way events in life play out sometimes? Glad you have a great accountant!
AMEN TO THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
This made my day 🙂 And will make his too!!! I think that accountant is pretty cute too. 😉 Thank you for this. He truly loves what he does and nothing makes him happier than helping his clients and helping their businesses succeed. I know that sounds corny, but it really is true. Can’t wait to share this with him.
Mrs. K says
Aw, how sweet! I didn’t know you went to school with Eldon?!? I never liked math much either, until I took it in college and we learned how to teach math to kids – it finally made sense to me! I always thought it was because I am a girl but now I’ve got 3 boys who don’t much care for it either 🙁
Mrs. K says
Oh and I filed our taxes on February 1 and most of the return has been spent already :/ I always say it’s easy to do taxes when you don’t own anything and you don’t make any money – har har!
So cool! Neat story.
He managed to make sense of our mess too! Yep, he’s a good one!
Jill Flory says
🙂 He learned the numbers young!!
I was fliping through blogs today and came across yours. Most of the time, I scroll through the pictures of sewing stuff (that’s what I love) and then if nothing cathes my eyes, I move on. I very seldom read must of the post. But, the story above about your accountant gribed me and realed me in. I loved it, enjoyed it so much. I added my email address to your blog. Hope to read more!
BTW, I don’t have a website 🙂
Jill Flory says
Hi Rhonda, thanks so much for coming by and commenting! Glad you liked the post! It was a fun one – especially since it’s true!!
Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage says
That is such a cool story! How awesome that he is doing what God made him really good at!
What a cute post Jill! I love it. My favorite accountant is a girl I met in the 3rd grade, and we quickly became inseparable. 30+ years later and we are still the closest of friends. Hope you’ve had a great week!
Liz @ Quirky Vistas says
[Wild applause] Beautiful story. I’m loving that. How did you find him, did you always know him and keep in touch? That is the coolest thing. Yes, accountants are celebrating. My daughter included. Everyone in her office got a few days off since they work extra during tax season. Congrats on hiring a brilliant math lover.