Holiday Wish List

What do you want most for the holidays? In addition to world peace, a few days to relax, and a bountiful holiday meal with family and friends, perhaps some of these things are on your list:

  • Clients to meet your deadlines
  • Brass tax season sundial
  • Computer monitor No. 4 for those accountants who already use three monitors
  • Your boss to serve coffee and a croissant to you every morning in January
  • Shiny new 10-key
  • Holiday card from Ben Bernanke
  • Fancy robe with your firm/company logo on the back
  • Vacation next year with no interruptions from work
  • A crate of Tuna Helper and a jug of eggnog (breakfast of champions)
  • No job stress

During December, we'll highlight gems from what accountants tell us they have on their Christmas lists … except for those on Santa's Naughty List. Type holiday wishes here – it takes five seconds – and you can even make up a name if you don’t want to use your own. Have fun with it and pass it around to coworkers and clients.

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Caleb Newquist is the Editor-in-Chief of Sift Media US, overseeing content for both AccountingWEB and Going Concern.

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.

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