At a glance
Accountants have faced many stereotypes over the years, with popular culture and “bean counter” stereotypes playing a part.
Being good with numbers is still a prerequisite, but it's only the beginning of an accountant’s skill set. These days, accountants are visual storytellers, business strategists and people leaders.
We asked a few stereotype-defying CPA Australia members to debunk the biggest accounting myth they've encountered during their career. Here's what they have to say.