Discussion:CPA, EA Silly, silly question

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1040Love (talk|edits) said:

25 February 2014
Ok, I know this is not a serious question for the middle of tax season. But I'm going to ask anyway. I anticipate that my CPA license will be final this week, and need to order new business cards.

Should they say Jane Doe, EA, CPA or Jane Doe, CPA, EA? Is there some convention for the ordering of your credentials after your name?

And no, my name isn't really Jane Doe.  :-)

Tonymontana (talk|edits) said:

25 February 2014
Since I'm not a CPA. I vote for EA first, CPA second. :-)

Kevinh5 (talk|edits) said:

25 February 2014
The correct convention is to list credentials chronologically.

That being said, I do NOT list my MBA before my EA, because my EA is more pertinent to my tax work.

My USTCP is more pertinent to my tax work, but it was obtained some 20 years after my EA.

1040Love (talk|edits) said:

25 February 2014
Somehow, I knew you would have the answer, Kevin. Thank you!

I'm going EA, CPA.

Nilodop (talk|edits) said:

26 February 2014
LSMFT is on my card

If you remember that one, you go back a way.

Fsteincpa (talk|edits) said:

26 February 2014
Of course Kevin would say that. I would go with the one that allows you to bill the higher rate. So CPA, EA.

And Len, you mean it means we are way way oldddddddddddddddddd.

Gazoo (talk|edits) said:

26 February 2014
I would leave EA off the card entirely. Why? Becuase of the aesthetic sense or the aesthetic sensibility, whatever you want to call it. When one pronounces 'EA, EA, EA, EA' over and over again, one could appear to be an ass a-braying or a cuckoo clock asounding.

I've come to distrust an aggregation of letters after a name.

I have accumulated many titles in my life so far, and many more of a less honorable nature have been accredited me by my wife when she flies into a rage (as she often does when I enter our door at 1 or 2AM of a weekday morn). I could even put the word Colonel (Col.) BEFORE my name if it pleased me to do so since I am one within the boarders of my somewhat (read: barely) honorable state. I do not do it because it does not please me to litter up my card with letter garbage.

Belle (talk|edits) said:

February 27, 2014
LSMFT is on my card

Loose strap ..... Am I close?

Kevinh5 (talk|edits) said:

27 February 2014
Lucky Strike Means Fine Tobacco. LOL. Even I'm not that old. But I do watch a bunch of vintage commercials on Youtube.

Belle (talk|edits) said:

February 27, 2014
I don't think what I'm refering to was ever a 'commercial' :-)

Nilodop (talk|edits) said:

27 February 2014
I meant the one K5 quotes. But I looked up yours, too. These days, it just might be a commercial. there seem to be few restrictions.

Trillium (talk|edits) said:

27 February 2014
I spent entirely too much time under the assumption that Len's card actually said TFMSL. Never did figure out what that would have been an acronym for.

Snowbird (talk|edits) said:

27 February 2014
I doubt this was in a commercial ... but the equivalent is on late night commercials now!


Leaky Safety Means Fat Tummy

Nilodop (talk|edits) said:

27 February 2014
Fact - Len does not actually have a card.

Duz does everything.

You'll wonder where the yellow went.

When better cars are built, Buick will build them.

99 and 44/100ths percent pure.

Rinso White, Rinso Bright, ….

Death&Taxes (talk|edits) said:

7 March 2014
Sad when everyone remembers "Brusha, Brusha, Brusha" from seeing it in Grease.

Plop, plop, fizz fizz, oh what a relief it is.

Serutan is natures spelled backward.

Frankly (talk|edits) said:

9 March 2014
I'd walk a mile for a Camel.

I'd rather fight than switch. Parliment gives you extra margin. You can take Salem out of the country, but ...

Nilodop (talk|edits) said:

11 March 2014
Carter's Little Liver Pills

BrockEA (talk|edits) said:

12 March 2014
I list mine as: Nice Guy, CPA, EA, MBA.


Reasoning: 1) I'm a bit full of myself :D , 2) for better or worse people know more about the CPA and assign it more value, and 3) the MBA piece is there because I occasionally do management consulting for small businesses and they place value on the MBA as well.

Captcook (talk|edits) said:

12 March 2014
When I got hired at my first accounting job (before I passed the CPA exam), I wanted them to put FNG behind my name. "Everyone else has initials. I want some too," I said.

Agham12 (talk|edits) said:

28 March 2014
test

STG (talk|edits) said:

29 March 2014
That's a strange thing to put next to your name on a business card.

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