Living in the world of accounting news from 9 to 5 everyday, it's become apparent that not a heck of a lot of my day job transfers over to my world outside of work.

Sure, every once in a while I'll find a way to drop into discussion a tale of an especially egregious tax scheme, or find someone willing to talk about the Sarbanes-Oxley Act without needing a primer on what the legislation is all about. But usually, when I tell people what I do for a living, I just get met with a sigh of disappointment after I clarify that no, I'm not an accountant and I can't help them with their taxes.

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