48 episodes

To CPA or NOT to CPA? Public vs Private?
What if you could run an experiment?
Take twins, with identical DNA, life experiences, education, GPAs, majors, internships, and careers as accountants. Then have twin A go private and have twin B become a CPA and go public.
Follow Becky Steiger and Norma Steiger on their separate journeys in the private and public accounting worlds! Together they will compare and contrast their experiences and goals in the accounting profession.

Accounting Twins Podcast Becky Steiger & Norma Steiger

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 29 Ratings

To CPA or NOT to CPA? Public vs Private?
What if you could run an experiment?
Take twins, with identical DNA, life experiences, education, GPAs, majors, internships, and careers as accountants. Then have twin A go private and have twin B become a CPA and go public.
Follow Becky Steiger and Norma Steiger on their separate journeys in the private and public accounting worlds! Together they will compare and contrast their experiences and goals in the accounting profession.

    We're Back! Recapping Our Hiatus and Exciting Return

    We're Back! Recapping Our Hiatus and Exciting Return

    After a long hiatus, Becky and Norma are back with a new season and episode! In this recap episode, the twins catch us up on what they've been up to - Norma talks about studying for the brutal CPA exams while working full-time. Meanwhile, Becky gushes about her new audit rotation at work and her love for Taylor Swift. The twins also discuss their upcoming trip to the AICPA Women's Leadership Summit, and more. Tune in for a lively catch-up session with your favorite accounting duo!
    Links mentioned in this episodeAICPA & CIMA Women's Global Leadership Summit - https://www.aicpa-cima.com/cpe-learning/conference/aicpa-cima-womens-global-leadership-summit-2023
    Follow the Accounting Twins on Social Mediatwitter.com/AcctTwinsPodinstagram.com/accttwinspodlinkedin.com/company/accounting-twins-podcastfacebook.com/AccountingTwinsPodcasttiktok.com/@accttwinspod
    Connect with Beckytwitter.com/beckysteiger
    linkedin.com/in/rebeccasteiger 
    Connect with Normatwitter.com/normasteiger
    linkedin.com/in/normasteiger
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    This podcast is a production of Earmark Media LLCWant to sponsor this podcast? Full transcript available upon request.

    • 19 min
    Navigating Salary Negotiations and Work-Life Balance as a New Accountant With Amber Setter

    Navigating Salary Negotiations and Work-Life Balance as a New Accountant With Amber Setter

    In the Accounting Twins podcast, Amber Setter, a CPA and certified professional coach, provides valuable career advice for those in the accounting industry. She emphasizes the importance of self-awareness, the role of mentors and sponsors, and how to manage burnout. Amber also highlights the significance of finding balance, prioritizing personal well-being, and following one's passions in order to have a successful and fulfilling career in accounting.
    Follow the Accounting Twins on Social Mediatwitter.com/AcctTwinsPodinstagram.com/accttwinspodlinkedin.com/company/accounting-twins-podcastfacebook.com/AccountingTwinsPodcasttiktok.com/@accttwinspod
    Connect with Beckytwitter.com/beckysteiger
    linkedin.com/in/rebeccasteiger 
    Connect with Normatwitter.com/normasteiger
    linkedin.com/in/normasteiger
    Connect with Amberhttps://conscious.cpa/https://www.linkedin.com/in/ambersetterhttps://twitter.com/intentionsetter?lang=en
    Connect with Williamhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/williamtheaccountant/
    ReviewLeave a review on Apple Podcasts or Podchaser
    Subscribe
    Subscribe to the Accounting Twins Podcast in your favorite podcast app!
    This podcast is a production of Earmark Media LLCWant to sponsor this podcast? Full transcript available upon request.

    • 53 min
    Book Club Bonus Episode: Interview the Author Jerry Maginnis, CPA

    Book Club Bonus Episode: Interview the Author Jerry Maginnis, CPA

    In this week's Book Club Episode, the Twins get to interview Jerry Maginnis, CPA, the author of "Advice for a Successful Career in the Accounting Profession: How to Make Your Assets Greatly Exceed Your Liabilities". Join Becky and Norma as they ask Jerry all the burning questions they had while reading his book.
    Links mentioned in this episode
    Link to Jerry Maginnis' book, now featured in the Accounting Twins' Book ClubAdvice for a Successful Career in the Accounting Profession: How to Make Your Assets Greatly Exceed Your Liabilities by Jerry MaginnisFollow the Accounting Twins on Social Mediatwitter.com/AcctTwinsPodinstagram.com/accttwinspodlinkedin.com/company/accounting-twins-podcastfacebook.com/AccountingTwinsPodcasttiktok.com/@accttwinspod
    Connect with Beckytwitter.com/beckysteiger
    linkedin.com/in/rebeccasteiger 
    Connect with Normatwitter.com/normasteiger
    linkedin.com/in/normasteiger
    ReviewLeave a review on Apple Podcasts or Podchaser
    Subscribe
    Subscribe to the Accounting Twins Podcast in your favorite podcast app!
    This podcast is a production of Earmark Media LLCWant to sponsor this podcast? Full transcript available upon request.
    Book Club

    • 44 min
    Balancing Accounting and Life

    Balancing Accounting and Life

    In the season 3 premiere, the Accounting Twins give us a quick recap of their different accounting career paths! Norma discusses her first impressions of her master's program and CPA studying, while Becky continues with her accounting rotation!
    They also unveil that they will start a book club with the book "Advice for a Successful Career in the Accounting Profession: How to Make Your Assets Greatly Exceed Your Liabilities" by Jerry Maginnis, CPA.

    • 21 min
    CPAnxiety

    CPAnxiety

    In this episode of the Accounting Twins Podcast, the Twins discuss how they both face imposter syndrome in their work and school life. Becky talks about how each of her managers has different teaching styles, and how she is slowly adjusting her learning style to each manager! Norma brings up that studying for her CPAs takes a lot of self-regulation and discipline.

    • 22 min
    Is Accounting Overwhelming?

    Is Accounting Overwhelming?

    In this week's episode, the Accounting Twins discuss the private and public accounting perspectives on whether or not Accounting is an overwhelming profession. With Norma working and studying for her CPA exams and Becky dealing with her first quarter close, the answers seem obvious... but only time will tell.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Alan Brott Jr ,

Thank you so much!!

I am currently in my first year of accounting school. I started off as a business management major but fell in love with accounting. I currently attend a junior college but afterwards will be going to a bachelors program. I am unable to get the VA to pay for a masters degree. But for right now I have my sights set on public accounting. But I’m so looking forward to hearing the experience differences between public and private as you both gain experience and insight.

jl504 ,

Refreshing energy

I listen to many accounting podcasts and YouTube channels, and it’s refreshing to finally hear one coming from younger people.

The majority of accounting podcasts feel more like CPE lectures or expert panels. Even when they contain interesting info, the way it’s presented is often devoid of personality and excitement. That’s fine for experienced accountants, but for new people, it's an audio sleeping pill. (Not good for a field already stereotyped as boring.)

Becky and Norma conversations are the opposite. They clearly have lots of enthusiasm about their new accounting careers, and this energy alone could attract new young audience members who are thinking of joining the field.

I hope they bring on more guests their age to discuss their interests, questions, experiences, and hopefully, their personalities trigger more interest in others. Accounting media definitely needs more of it.

Pizza Houston ,

The struggle is real

Stumbled across this podcast & gave it a listen. Completely relatable as far as the work life balance & having the mental fortitude to sit for cpa exam. In the same boat myself. Will listen to future episodes.

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