First of all, let me just say that I'm losing sleep over this concept of who would be the most intriguing tax client - but I think the guy I would like to have represented most is IndyCar driver Helio Castroneves when he won his lawsuit against the IRS. I've worked on a few celebrity tax returns in my deep dark past, and it turned out that those people were actually real people with real financial problems and absolutely no clue about how to do their taxes, so it was kind of nice being able to assist famous people with the expertise I brought to the table.
So who would you pick if you could do anyone's tax return? In other news this week, we learned that accounting jobs are safe, at least for now, but what should controllers and business owners be asking themselves about staffing and how it affects the bottom line? We asked several experts and created a list of talking points for you to take to your client.
Prior to this role, Caleb served as the editor of Going Concern since its founding in 2009. During his time as editor, Going Concern quickly became one of the most popular and talked about websites in the accounting profession. He has been named one of Accounting Today's Top 100 Most Influential People every year since 2011 and has been published on numerous websites, including Above the Law, Deadspin, Denver Business Journal, and the Huffington Post.
Caleb is an adjunct professor of journalism the Community College of Denver in Denver, Colorado, where he teaches Internet Media.
Prior to falling bass ackwards into the media business, Caleb spent over five years working in public accounting, with more than three of those years at KPMG. Caleb received a Master of Science in Accounting from Colorado State University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Caleb spends a lot of time on a bicycle and reading, but never at the same time.