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

Six Weeks to Graduation

In this premiere episode of the Accounting Twins Podcast, we get to meet Norma and Becky Steiger for the first time as they begin their six-week countdown to graduatio...

Do Piercings Hurt Your Accounting Career?

Becky and Norma discuss their accounting job interview tips, tricks, and hacks. The twins question the industries hang up over piercings, and fear it could impact thei...

No Gravestone Says "She was a 4.0 student that loved accounting"

Attending a concert helps Norma realize a fact about starting grad school. The twins rant about group work in college. Becky and Norma discuss why asking questions are...

Public Accounting Versus Private Accounting

In this episode, we learn why Norma is choosing a public accounting career and why Becky is choosing a private accounting career. The twins get reflective and mushy ab...

Is It Ok to Back Out of a Job Offer?

The Accounting Twins weigh in on a Twitter thread about a student backing out of a signed contract at an accounting firm to take his dream job. Becky and Norma discus...

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