You probably also realise I have a university degree right?
I’ve also completed the Chartered Accountants Program, am a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and the holder of a Public Practice Certificate…are you still with me?
I won’t talk about my membership of the National Tax Accountant’s Association, my Xero Certified Advisor status or my Registered Tax Agent status…or maybe I just did?
What I want to ask you is – did you know that on top of all of this, I have to undertake 120 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) on a rotating three year basis? Each year must involve at least 20 hours and the maximum time allowed to be allocated to technical reading is 10 hours per year…
Why am I telling you this? Because I think it’s important for everyone to realise we accountants and tax advisors do a heck of a lot of study and continuing education just so we can go to work each day and do the best we can for you – our clients.
We are the trusted advisor, please respect the craft.
PS that was on the verge of being a rant, no offence intended I’m just standing my ground over a comment made recently, thanks for indulging me!