024: Craig Fuller – Executive Director for Daily Bread Ministries, & a CPA!

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Craig Fuller

Craig Fuller, the Executive Director for Daily Bread Ministries, and a CPA that was in public practice for 30 years (!), joined us for this episode of Life In Accounting: The Where Accountants Go podcast.

Transition…

One of the reasons I asked Craig to join us on the show is that I always find it intriguing how accountants use the skills they gain on the job and through their education to benefit other areas of their life – and in this case a 2nd career.  Craig’s career started in a ‘typical’ sort of fashion in that he majored in accounting and worked in a public accounting firm.  However, after about 30 years in the industry, he decided to make a career change and go into full-time ministry, which launched him along the route that eventually led to his current position as Executive Director for Daily Bread Ministries in San Antonio.

Being your own boss

A substantial amount of this interview is dedicated to discussing how Craig started a practice in Dalhart, Texas, and ran that practice along with a partner initially for about 30 years. If you are considering ever going out on your own and either starting or purchasing a practice, this episode is yet another you should consider listening to.  Craig shares quite a bit of insight into his journey during those years.

6 million pounds of food….

I didn’t realize until interviewing Craig exactly how large Daily Bread Ministries had become. Currently they distribute over 6 million pounds of food to about 125 local ministries in an effort to assist those organizations with performing their missions.  In addition, DBM hosts training courses in order to further serve those ministries and help them with operational decisions.  If you would like further information on Daily Bread, please visit their website at www.dbmsa.org.

I hope you enjoy this episode. Whether you may be considering starting your own firm, or even considering transitioning out of a typical accounting role in order to use your accounting skills elsewhere, this episode will be of great value.

Have a great week!  There’s more to come…

Mark Goldman CPA
President – Where Accountants Go
www.WhereAccountantsGo.com

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