46 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.

    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.
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    • 53 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
    Book Club Bonus Episode: Advice for a Successful Career in the Accounting Profession (chapters 1 and 2)

    Book Club Bonus Episode: Advice for a Successful Career in the Accounting Profession (chapters 1 and 2)

    In this first book club episode, the Twins discuss the first 2 chapters of "Advice for a Successful Career in the Accounting Profession: How to Make Your Assets Greatly Exceed Your Liabilities" by Jerry Maginnis! Grab your book, sit down, and follow along with the Twins!

    • 18 min
    Learning Accounting at School, Learning Accounting at Work

    Learning Accounting at School, Learning Accounting at Work

    In this episode, Norma discusses her love for grad school and how a great professor positively impacts her outlook on learning. Becky updates us on her first experience with quarter close and how she is still learning outside of the classroom.

    • 18 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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