When it comes to salary, it doesn’t matter whether you are a CPA or not. For the most part you will still get paid more than if you worked for a CPA.
CPA partners are one of the highest paid individuals within the accounting profession. Although accounting is not the most glamorous profession, it does attract a lot of high-profile personalities. The biggest names in accounting are: Arthur Andersen (who is currently a CPA), Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, and Deloitte Audit & Control.
The CPA partner is generally an accounting professional who has a lot of experience working with large accounting firms (and who wants to keep practicing his or her profession). These partners are well respected for their ability to turn a profit, and since they have the financial backing of their accounting firm, their partners usually enjoy a better salary (and a lot more to show for it).
As a contractor, you are generally paid a per-project wage that is very similar to what you would earn as a salaried employee. The difference is that a contractor receives his or her pay and benefits through an hourly rate and is allowed to work on projects at the contractor’s own convenience.
In my own experience, contractors can be the absolute worst employees because they are often afraid to share their pay with their clients. My own personal experience is that the best contractors don’t work for a contractor, they work for a client. This is because they generally feel that a client is more of an employer than a customer. Another reason they don’t want to share their compensation with their clients, is because they have to prove that they are in fact a good employee.
This is a common misconception and I think its totally fine to take a job with a client, even if you dont really know them. I think its because some people are afraid to trust people and work with them. When I started working with clients I just started going through my own list of clients and asking them how they were doing and then we started chatting about things.
This also happens with some clients who dont know each other very well and dont know the ins and outs of cpa. A lot of these people have to learn about the business so that they can get the best client for themselves. I dont think these people should be paid more than what they deserve. The clients work for the client. The clients work for the client. They dont work for the client. They work for the client. This is how the business works.
The problem is that while cpa is very common, the clients working for cpa are the exception. The client is, of course, the person who hires the cpa partner. This is the client with the problem and the problem is he is not working for the client. By definition, you are working for the client. By definition, you are working for the client.
This has always been my problem. Even as a little kid, I used to say, “They work for the client, so why do I work for them?” As I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to realize that this really isn’t true. If you work for your clients, you’re working for the clients.
The reality is that the cpa partner is the client, not the client. You are not “working” for your clients. In fact, if you dont know what he or she does, youre not working at all. If you don’t know what he is doing, you can’t hire him or her.