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Did you know these people trained as accountants?

Did you know these people trained as accountants before their careers took a different turn?

  • Singer Janet Jackson studied to be an accountant.
  • J Walter Diemer, an accountant for the Fleer Corporation in the 1920′s, tinkered with gum recipes in his spare time and created a chewy, rubbery substance better known as bubble gum.
  • Funny man Bob Newhart started out in accounting.
  • Former Texas Rangers Manager Kevin Kennedy, a CPA, did his players’ tax returns to make extra money when he managed in the minor leagues.
  • Track sensation Marcus O’Sullivan passed the CPA exam.
  • Tim DuBois, known as “The Singing Accountant,” wrote the Alabama hit “Love in the First Degree,” the Jerry Reed hit, “She Got the Goldmine, I Got the Shaft,” and the Vince Gill hit, “When I Call Your Name.” He is currently the President of Arista Records in Nashville.
  • Luca Paciolo wrote the first book on double-entry accounting in 1494. He is frequently referred to as the father of accounting. He’s still a hot commodity today.
  • When Hernando Cortes landed in the New World, he brought horses, soldiers – and his accountant, Alonso de Avila. As a reward for excellent service, de Avila was made the first mayor of Veracruz, in what is now Mexico.
  • J. P. Morgan got his first Wall Street job as a junior accountant. Five years later he founded his own company.
  • Ray Wersching, the ex San Francisco 49er field goal kicker, was a CPA during the off-season.
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    Heritage Income Tax Service, Inc. | 4303 Portsmouth Blvd., Portsmouth, VA 23701
    (757) 488-7232 | Fax (877) 488-7232

    Heritage Income Tax offers a full range of tax preparation services. Located in Portsmouth, Virginia, we serve the entire Hampton Roads area including the cities of Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Suffolk, Newport News and Hampton.