Accountants Just Want to Have Fun... on the Subway and Streets of New York
Innovative CPA firm WithumSmith+Brown isn't resting on its laurels. After creating what might be the world's first entertaining music video about accountants last year to the tune of Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling," the firm has chosen to kick off tax season with its 2012 State of the Firm Flash Mob video demonstrating that this looks like the most fun place to work in the profession. Managing Partner and CEO Bill Hagaman seems to be the aberration: an accountant without inhibitions. The firm uses its videos to help with recruiting efforts, but the impact goes way beyond new-hires. Certainly clients must be proud to be associated with a firm that works together so well.
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.