Accountants are fun! When was the last time you heard that phrase?
Unfortunately, the stereotype of accountants being boring bean-counters who do nothing but sit behind a desk all day is what comes to mind when most people think of accountants. This stereotype is hurting the accounting profession, especially when it comes to recruiting.
Much of the problem is in our perception–how accountants paint themselves to the watching world, including future accountant potentials. We want to flip the script and change this perception by shining a light on our work, on who we are as people, on what we do.
We are talented professionals, trusted advisors, and friends who solve problems, provide solutions, and step inside each other’s shoes. We network, detect fraud, lead with an entrepreneurial spirit, care about sustainability, save people money, travel, volunteer in our communities, and promote teambuilding. We like to have fun!
We want to be a part of the change. Follow our hashtag #AccountantsAreFun and our TikTok @accountantsarefun and take a look through the lens of how we view accountants.