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Connecticut CPA
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May/June 2012
Get to know one of CTCPA's 6,000 members and pledges!
Name:
Alan M. Friedman, CPA
Hometown:
Albany, New York
JobTitle/PlaceofWork:
CPA/partner
at Friedman, Kannenberg & Company
in Farmington
IdecidedtobecomeaCPAbecause:
my dad was a CPA and instilled in me, at
a very young age, the importance of the
accounting profession and the honor
and ethics associated with being a CPA.
Onethingaboutmyfirmororganizationthat'sbest-in-classorexceptionalis:
our commitment to quality work and client service in a niche industry -
the music industry.
TheworkexperienceinwhichIlearnedthemostorwasmostexcitingwas:
the "nuts and bolts" of accounting that I learned during summer college
internships at my dad's CPA practice. Little did I know that rudimentary
knowledge and experience would form the rock-solid foundation for
everything else I learned over my more than 30 years of public practice.
TheaspectofmyworkthatIfindthemostfunis:
Year-end accounting engagements
for our music instrument retailing clients.
IfIweren'taCPA,Iwouldbea:
broke guitar player!
Myfavoritebookis:
Hug Your Customers, a book about excellence in retailing.
Myfavoritetelevisionshowis:
24 (I've been in severe depression since it went
off the air); now it's American Idol.
Myfavoritemovieis:
The Sixth Sense.
IfIcouldhavedinnerwithanyfamousperson,livingordead,Iwouldchoose:
Paul McCartney.
Somethingpeoplewouldbesurprisedtoknowaboutmeis:
I love movies that
make me cry hysterically.
ThebestadviceIeverreceivedwas:
if you have to think twice about doing
something, you probably shouldn't do it; your reputation means everything.
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Friedman plays lead guitar with The Accounting
Crows, Connecticut's CPA rock band.