Whats My Line?

BY ROBERT LESTER PORTER

What s My Line?
Yes, these could have been your ancestors clients. Can you identify these jobs?

1. Beadle
2. Arkwright
3. Pedlar
4. Farrier
5. Publican

Robert Lester Porter, CPA

1. An official of a parish (unit of government in England and Louisiana).
2. A maker of boxes (arks).
3. A traveling salesman.
4. A blacksmith, specifically one who shoes horses.
5. Originally a tax collector. In the U.K., the licensee of a public house (tavern) usually called a pub.

SPONSORED REPORT

How the election may affect taxation of business income

This report summarizes recent proposals to reform the U.S. business income tax system and considers the path to enactment of any such legislation.

VIDEO

How to Excel pivot a general ledger

The general ledger is a vast historical data archive of your company's financial activities, including revenue, expenses, adjustments, and account balances. J. Carlton Collins, CPA, shows how to prepare data for, and mine data with, PivotTables.

QUIZ

Did you follow 2016’s biggest accounting news?

CPAs will remember 2016 as a year of new standards and new faces. How well did you follow the biggest accounting events? The 7 questions in this quiz will help you find out