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Michael Johnston, CPA

Hi, and thanks for visiting. Even though it was 35+ years ago, I still remember the day when I received the news from the Georgia State Board of Accountancy that I had passed the CPA exam. That was a special day in my life and it strengthened my belief, which I passed on to my son, that the key to success is hard work.

Accounting was not my first career choice, but it certainly became my life’s passion. After recovering from a serious combat wound while serving as a 1st Lieutenant, Airborne Ranger in Viet-Nam, as well as a bout with malaria, I enhanced my undergraduate liberal arts degree with a Master’s Degree in Accounting from GA State University in Atlanta.

My phenomenal 43 year Income Tax career began in 1973 as a Revenue Agent with the IRS, where, in addition to examiming individual and corporate tax returns, I testified as an expert witness in criminal tax evasion cases in US District Court, then moved into private industry as the first Corporate Tax Director of Sun Trust Banks and lastly opening my Public Accounting office in 1986 from which I retired in 2016. To satisfy an interest in teaching, I taught accounting at Clayton State & GA State Universities.

Today, CPAs in Public Accounting face a growing number of National and Local competitors who aggressively promote their "Professional" services while the AICPA and State Societies have chosen not to promote CPAs in Public Practice for their expertise, professionalism and experience in individual income tax preparation, IRS Audit Representation and Individual and Estate Tax Planning. Meanwhile, prospective clients would walk into my office asking if I prepared individual income tax returns.

So, what can we do? We follow the recommendation of the:

CPA Horizons 2025 Report....

...published by the AICPA, to "Encourage pride among CPAs in the CPA profession ...," by promoting the CPA Brand. The accessories, gifts and merchandise for sale on this website are exclusively for CPAs (Certified Public Accountants).

Best regards & Happy Thanksgiving,

Michael Johnston, CPA(Retired)
Proud To Be A CPA, LLC
"Pride in the Profession:
Encourage pride among CPAs in the CPA Profession..."
Source:  CPA Horizons 2025 Report
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