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The Fun CPA & Personality in Accounting: Yuri Kapilovich

It’s the “Influencers in Accounting” show, going live every Wednesday to 150 countries and 30,000 accounting practitioners, fintech specialists and influencers in the accountancy, CPA and bookkeeping space.

In today’s episode 23, “The Fun CPA & Personality in Accounting: Yuri Kapilovich.”

You can also watch this on youtube here: https://youtu.be/Az4b4L2U9V0

Yuri Kapilovich is the owner of Kapilovich & Associates, a New Jersey based CPA firm specializing in providing high-value and personality along with the basic accounting and tax services. He is passionate about disrupting the stereotypical view of the accountant and making accounting a fun and attractive profession.

Key takeaways from this episode include:

⫸ the journey from Big 4 accounting firm EY via 7 others to starting your own practice on your terms

⫸ the destructive nature of working practices and the pressure of billable hours that suck the fun out of accounting

⫸ considerations an accountant must face in leaving a secure job in practice to start their own firm

⫸ the dark times and high times of ‘jumping ship from employed accountant to self-employed accounting firm owner

⫸ the groundwork required ahead of any job or career change to build connections and career capital

⫸ the importance of character and competence to build trust and reputation in a career like accounting

Yuri went through two immigrations (from Belarus to Israel and Israel to the US) and then moved around the US. All these moves have taught Yuri to appreciate different cultures, languages, and ignited his passion of meeting and chatting with people of all walks of life.

Outside of accounting, Yuri loves boating, biking, the outdoors and also loves a good party with friends. Viewing life through the eyes of his 3.5 year old son is one of Yuri’s other favorite pass times.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ykapilovich

Website: https://www.thefuncpa.co

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