A Look at How Personal Development Can Change the Face of Accounting

Many people think that accounting is a fairly static and unchanging profession. Numbers are numbers; facts are facts. But in this episode, Tim Jipping, CPA and CGMA, shares what led him to this career as well as his surprising discoveries about the importance of ongoing introspection, self-awareness and conscious personal development in enhancing his professional life.

Nothing from a professional standpoint makes Tim Jipping happier than serving clients and helping them achieve their goals. Tim is the owner of Journey Advisors & CPAs (formerly with Plante Moran) and is listed on CPA Practice Advisor as one of the top 40 CPAs under 40 years old in the accounting profession. He has written numerous articles on various topics in several journals and is the host of a podcast called The Journey View.

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Meet the Host

Randy Crabtree, CPA


Randy Crabtree

Randy Crabtree, co-founder and partner of Tri-Merit Specialty Tax Professionals, is a widely followed author, lecturer and podcast host for the accounting profession.

Since 2019, he has hosted the “The Unique CPA,” podcast, which ranks among the world’s 5% most popular programs (Source: Listen Score). You can find articles from Randy in Accounting Today’s Voices column, the AICPA Tax Adviser (Tax-saving opportunities for the housing and construction industries) and he is a regular presenter at conferences and virtual training events hosted by CPAmerica, Prime Global, Leading Edge Alliance (LEA), Allinial Global and several state CPA societies. Crabtree also provides continuing professional education to top 100 CPA firms across the country.

Schaumburg, Illinois-based Tri-Merit is a niche professional services firm that specializes in helping CPAs and their clients benefit from R&D tax credits, cost segregation, the energy efficient commercial buildings deduction (179D), the energy efficient home credit (45L) and the employee retention credit (ERC).

Prior to joining Tri-Merit, Crabtree was managing partner of a CPA firm in the greater Chicago area. He has more than 30 years of public accounting and tax consulting experience in a wide variety of industries, and has worked closely with top executives to help them optimize their tax planning strategies.