To CPA or NOT to CPA? Public vs Private?

What if you could run an experiment?

Take twins, with identical DNA, life experiences, education, GPAs, majors, internships, and careers as accountants. Then, have twin A go private, and twin B become a CPA and go public.

Follow Becky Steiger and Norma Steiger on their separate journeys in the private and public accounting worlds! Together they will compare and contrast their experiences and goals in the accounting profession.

Season 1
In Season 1, we are introduced to the Accounting Twins, Norma and Becky Steiger, as we follow along their last 6 weeks of undergraduate classes! We learn about their differing goals in the accounting profession, as well as a reflection on their last 4 years of undergrad! Listen to Season 1 now!
Season 2
In Season 2 of the Accounting Twins podcast, we follow along as Norma learns her way through her second summer internship and prepares for graduate school! We also hear about Becky's summer trips and the beginnings of her new job as a private accountant! Listen to Season 2 now!
Season 3
In the newest season of the Accounting Twins Podcast, we dive deep into the differing lives of Norma and Becky! Norma navigates the struggles of graduate school, work, and preparing for her CPA exams while Becky adjusts to a new job and describes the ins and outs of private accounting! Listen to Season 3 now!
Book Club
The twins have bonus "book club" episodes! Join them as they read and discuss the book Advice for a Successful Career in the Accounting Profession: How to Make Your Assets Greatly Exceed Your Liabilities" by Jerry Maginnis.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Love It!
Love following the path of these two.  They are sharp ladies with a bright future.  Awesome podcast for other accounting students or even recruiters trying to understand the current generation of graduates.  Rooting for success for Norma and Becky!
- Jennifer Johnson, CPA, Associate Professor of Instruction at University of Texas at Dallas

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Refreshing Energy
The majority of accounting podcasts feel more like CPE lectures or expert panels. Becky and Norma conversations are the opposite. They clearly have lots of enthusiasm about their new accounting careers, and this energy alone could attract new young audience members who are thinking of joining the field.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Great Insight
Totally real and honest insight into the mind of accounting students. The future for both these ladies is bright no matter their path.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Very Relatable
I enjoy listening because what y'all are saying is so relatable. I am a semester ahead of y'all in that I finished my undergrad this past December. Having the two completely different pathways that y'all chose and why, gives a larger perspective on the options to pursue in the real world of accounting.

First Episodes

Norma's CPA Exam Diary: BEC Section

It's time to listen to Norma and her studying updates! This is the final homestretch of her studying for her first CPA exam section, Business Environment and Concepts ...

Passing the BEC Section of the CPA Exam

Norma just received her BEC exam scores! Tune in to listen to the results and her tips and tricks that helped her with her exam! Becky talks about how she has learned ...

A Day in the Life as a Private Accountant

In this episode, we get a better understanding of a typical day for Becky in the revenue department in her private accounting job! Norma discusses her studying for the...

Book Club Bonus Episode: Advice for a Successful Career in the Accounting Profession (Chapters 11 and 12)

In this week's Book Club Episode, the Twins discuss chapters 11 & 12 of "Advice for a Successful Career in the Accounting Profession: How to Make Your Assets Greatly E...

The Reality of Being an Accounting Graduate Student

In this week's episode, you really get to see Becky's personality shine with her accounting jokes (and you get to hear about her amazing job, duh). Norma describes the...

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