In Support of CPAs

BY JONAH N. MANNING

I am a financial representative in Florida. My thoughts on the Arthur Andersen case, and I believe I speak for my colleagues as well, are that it was a solitary incident and that accountants should not be grouped into a category known for unethical conduct.

I believe accountants are as important to us as doctors. Without financial help, many of us, even in other financial service categories, would be up the creek without a boat, much less a paddle.

I hope you will publish this letter so that accountants all across the country will know there are still professionals who recognize the CPAs’ integrity and kindness.

Jonah N. Manning
Financial Consultant
Tallahassee, Florida

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