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Deeper Weekend 2014

Greg

Kyte

Greg Kyte

Greg was born in Akron, Ohio, in the shadow of the Firestone tire factory. He began swimming competitively when he was eight for the Mountlake Terrace Lemmings. He graduated in 1995 from the University of Washington with a math degree. He chose math for the ladies. After serving ten-years as an 8th grade math teacher, he decided it was time for a career change mainly because he “couldn’t stand those little bastards.” He began his accounting career with a local CPA firm in Orem, Utah, where he consistently failed the QuickBooks ProAdvisor advanced certification exam. Greg is the co-host of a monthly podcast that you’ve never heard of. He is a regular blogger for both Going Concern and the THRIVEal CPA Network. In 2011 he was awarded the “G. Robert Newhart Non-Value Added Fellowship” of the VeraSage Institute. Accounting Today recognized him as “one to watch” in its 2012 list of the Top 100 Most Influential people in the accounting profession. He didn’t make the list; he made a sidebar to the list. Over the past ten years, Greg has established himself as a unique voice in the world of stand up comedy. He has shared the stage with Rob Schneider, Finesse Mitchell and Weird Al Yankovic and was a finalist in the 2011 Laughing Skull Comedy Festival. Greg currently works as the controller for the Utah Valley Physicians Plaza. He lives in Provo, Utah, with his wife and two kids. He enjoys skipping church, drinking coffee, and swearing.

Recent articles from Greg:

You’re totally not going to believe how this whole Liberty Tax thing continued to unfold.¹ QUICK RECAP: On Presidents Day, I had Liberty Tax prepare my 2013 individual tax return. The main motivation was to get a blog post (Done!) and a video (Nailed it!) and a photo opp (More phallic than intended!).
I had Liberty Tax Service do my 2013 taxes. Don’t judge me. I went because of Walt Disney. I heard he was inspired to create Disneyland because he was grossed out when he took his kids to some nasty carnivals. So I thought about what would gross me out in the accounting profession, and decided […]
Sometimes we choose to be stupid because it’s the easiest way to ignore the fact that we live in a state of bowel-evacuating fear. We live in an age of disruptive innovation. The only way to survive the long game is to disrupt ourselves before we get disrupted – to take risks that will take […]
We’re supposed to be authentic, right? I thought I was being authentic at the New Year’s Eve party, but the next day, my wife told me that I was being a prick. Not in those words. She said something like “you were really on one last night” which I think means “you were being a […]
It’s almost 2014, and it’s time to set some goals. Some people hate the goal-setting process because they think it’s BS. And a lot of times, it is BS. It’s BS because the result is inauthentic. If your goals aren’t visceral – if they’re not authentic – they’re impotent. People with impotent goals are suffering […]
I tweet jokes. It says that right on my Twitter profile. So on October 10, I noticed the headline “Why Accountants Must Focus More on Fraud,” and at 10:25 EDT, I composed the following brilliantly hilarious tweet: I know. Go change your pants. In exactly two minutes, a fellow CPA sent me this reply: