Rigging the Game
On this episode of The Alden Report, we’re going to talk about some things that most entrepreneurs don’t think enough about. That is, most of us are so focused on growing our business that we don’t concentrate enough, or even realize, the complicated accounting principles that can immensely effect the bottom line. That’s why I’m excited to be joined this week by CPA Dan Nicholson. Dan is an author, entrepreneur and the founder of Nth Degree CPAs whose objective is to help small business owners cultivate good accounting and tax practices to achieve their financial goals. His podcast, Rigging The Game shows listeners how to create and follow a path to the things they truly value while systematically eliminating the risks and financial uncertainty that commonly plague business owners every day. He also has another book coming out called Seeking Certainty.
Dan attended Seattle University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with emphases in both Accounting and E-Commerce Information Systems. Upon graduation, Dan was selected out of a pool of nominees from the nation’s top 50 accounting programs for an exclusive fellowship with the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB). As a member of the GASB team, he was responsible for managing all technical inquiries and assisted what has become Statement No. 53, “Accounting and Financial Reporting for Derivative Instruments.” Since then, Dan has worked in finance and accounting roles at Clark Nuber, UPS, WaMu, as well as Deloitte and Touche’s Audit and Enterprise Risk Services practices where he was primarily responsible for auditing both the financial statements and IT internal controls around the Treasury cycle at Microsoft.
I never thought I’d say this, but Dan makes accounting interesting! While business accounting is something that can be difficult to follow for many small business owners, Dan effectively conveys difficult tax principles in the simplest terms. Dan’s services and books are for entrepreneurs and small to mid-size business owners who struggle with uncertainty around their accounting and who want to lessen the risks which come with running a business.
Thank you again to Dan for joining us on this week’s episode of The Alden Report.