What's Your Craic?
Concordia College Accounting Professor David Albrecht, author of the blog, The Summa, has thrown down a gauntlet to all of you crazy accountants out there. Can accountants have a craic? A craic, according to the professor, via Wikipedia, is something fun or entertaining that makes for enjoyable conversation. So no, that crazy deduction you let your client take for snowboarding as a business expense, is not a craic.
However, if you actually went snowboarding with said client, in a wonderful far-off untouched-snow drop-you-in-by-helicopter sort of place and came up with a new business plan as you were shouting at each other while hurtling downhill, that might put you in the running. Winners get a $20 Amazon gift certificate, but, more importantly, they get a write-up on The Summa, and that's kind of a craic all by itself.
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.