How much influence did your professors have over you when you were making your way through the job fairs in college? I can remember my profs touting one big firm over another, encouraging us to consider smaller local firms, positioning us for corporate jobs instead of public accounting – each professor had his or her preference. This year's survey of accounting professors ranks not only the schools, but also the big firms. Recommending firms is a tough call, though, if you ask me. A Big Four firm in one city might have a spectacular reputation, while the same firm could be a lackluster place to work in another locale. In some parts of the country, the mid-range and smaller firms might be the best places to grow a career. Anyway, the results are in. See how your favorite firms and schools stack up.
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.