Did you know this week isn’t just any ordinary week? On Nov. 10, it’s actually a really special day...National Accounting Day! But, we think you deserve to celebrate the entire week. 😜 If you find yourself unprepared to celebrate this important holiday, don’t worry, we’ve got some easy and last-minute ideas for festivities. But first, let’s take a look at the numbers of your profession to learn a little more about what and who we’re celebrating.
National Accounting Day by the numbers
According to data compiled by NASBA, there are 669,130 actively licensed CPAs in the United States as of August 2021. There are 1.2 million accountants and auditors in the United States, according to statista.com.
Do you know where accountants live? Well, as of May 2020, California had the highest number of accountants and auditors with 150,050 living in the state. New York comes in second place with 112,360 resident accountants and Texas follows behind with 109,470.
The estimated revenue from accounting services in the U.S. hit $116.9 billion in 2020, up from $119.2 billion in 2019. Revenue continued growing throughout 2021 and is expected to reach $119.5 billion, according to statista.com.
Ok, now that you're up-to-date on the numbers behind the National Accounting Day, here are some fun ways you can celebrate this year:
Bring in snacks for the office
You really can’t go wrong when it comes to bringing food into the office. Who doesn’t love a breakfast bagel or a midday donut snack?!
Attend Canopy’s Innovation Summit
Okay, we know you’ve heard a lot about this event but we really want to make sure you don’t miss it. What better way to celebrate National Accounting Day than listening to fellow experts in the field and learning about the latest industry trends? This free event on Nov. 10 starts at 1 p.m. EST. It also comes with one free CPE credit if you attend live. Get all the details here.
Treat your employees out to lunch
We know this option also involves food, but food is the way to a person’s heart. Take a long lunch break on Wednesday and show your employees you appreciate all of their hard work. Or, you can order some food and everyone can eat in the office together. A little goes a long way, so even this small gesture can make all of your accountants feel special on their holiday.
Do you plan on doing anything special for National Accounting Day? Let us know in the comments below!