Singers Mick Jagger, Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin, Janet Jackson, and comedians Eddie Izzard and Bob Newhart are just a few of the famous names who studied in accounting before their showbiz careers took off.

Bubblegum was invented by an accountant, Walter Diemar in 1928. It was bright pink in colour because that was the only dye he had to hand at the time. People from all over the world, of all ages, have enjoyed this accountant’s sweet and chewy Dubble Bubble creation.

Bookkeeper and the words derived from it (bookkeeping etc.) are the only words in the English language with 3 consecutive sets of double letters. 

Nike co-founder, Phil Knight, is a CPA; the Nike brand was actually created as part of one of his MBA courses.


"Choose a job you love, and you'll never have to work a day in your life." -  Confucious

Family first

"A man should never neglect his family for business." -  Walt Disney

 Exceed expectation
“The key is to set realistic customer expectations, and then not to just met them, but to exceed them- preferably in unexpected and helpful ways” – Ron Kaufman

 The best team, ever
“If you take out the team in teamwork, it’s just work. Now who wants that? – Matthew Woodring Stover

 Work-life balance

“Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.” – Dolly Parton

 Forward thinking
“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” – Walt Disney

 Ongoing Education
“The more that you read, the more things you will know.  The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”  - Dr. Seuss

 Don’t be ordinary; be extraordinary
“To be ordinary is a choice, for everyone has it in them to become extraordinary.” – Lauren Lola

Enjoyment of environment and enthusiasm
“I think it’s very important — no matter what you may do professionally — to keep alive some of the healthy interests of your youth.  Children’s play is not just kids’ stuff. Children’s play is rather the stuff of most future inventions.” – Mr. Fred Rogers

 Fun should be a part of everything we do
“People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.” ~Dale Carnegie