Why Accountants Are Like The Marine Corps

July 29, 2011 at 8:04 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
United States Marine Corps

The Few. The Proud.

You may or may not know, but I received my Masters in Taxation after a stint in the Marine Corps.  The Marines certainly changed my perspective on life, and I thought I would share with you some key points of why a good accountant is like a good marine.

  1. Semper Fidelas: “Always Faithful” is the official motto of the Marine Corps.  Your accountant should be faithful to you and your finances as well as the tax code.
  2. Honor: This is the first commitment of the Marine Corps.  At the same time, there should be a high degree of integrity required when handling finances as an accountant, and they should also be respectful their communication to you as the client..
  3. Courage: Within the Marine Corps, there are undoubtedly courageous men & women, and accountants need to be too. The entire architecture of the tax code represents shades of grey in terms of reporting and utilizing both credits and deductions.  Your accountant shouldn’t be afraid to take it on and battle it for your benefit.
  4. Commitment: There is a spirit of determination and dedication for every marine and accountant.  Once they agree to take on a mission, consider it done.  Your accountant should have a relentless desire to work on your behalf over the long term.

So let me know if you need Marine Corps effort on your taxes or accounting needs. I am certain I can make it all work out for you!


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