What do you get when you combine an accounting educator born during the Jurassic Age with a dinosaur who escaped from a defunct theme park? A great accounting education garnished with a dash of dorky humor and a side of silliness.
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Just wanted to say thanks again for taking the time to help me sort out the tangle that I had managed to weave in my Quickbooks. Just printed out a P&L tonight as I work on my taxes and I breathed a little sigh of relief that it all looked good and didn’t require any effort on my part to fix the myriad problems that once lay in the shadows.J.K., Business Owner
Caroline Grimm didn’t start out to become an accountant. She wanted to be a writer and a teacher. She graduated with a Bachelor degree in Business with concentrations in Marketing and Management. She watched her friends who majored in accounting get job offers while she did not. She began to wonder if there might be something more to this “accounting thing” than she realized.
She wandered around aimlessly for a while before returning to school to complete her upper level accounting classes. Then, she added on a Masters degree and somehow convinced a college that she could be trusted with their students.
Many, many years passed. A pandemic struck and her college went 100% online. Caroline spent hours upon hours recording video lessons for her students so they wouldn’t feel like they were on their own trying to learn accounting. Then, one day, maybe it was a Tuesday, she came up with the bright (and really obvious) idea that other students at other colleges needed help, too. A YouTube channel was born.
Caroline Grimm is the author of two business books, Strength in Numbers and Solving the Cash Flow Puzzle, and nine other books. She teaches accounting at a community college in Maine. She owns and operates a small accounting firm and is a QuickBooks Certified Pro Advisor.
Quick Stats for Caroline Grimm
- Husson University: Masters of Science in Business Administration
- Husson University: Upper level Accounting classes
- University of Maine: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
- Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor
- 16 years experience teaching college-level accounting
- 35 years experience as a practicing accountant
- Creator of Accounting How To YouTube channel and blog
- Author of 11 books including Strength in Numbers and Solving the Cash Flow Puzzle
The professor from the next classroom popped her head into my class when we were on break. “What’s so funny about accounting?” she asked. “Excuse me?” I replied. “What’s so funny about accounting? There’s a lot of laughing going on in your class. My students were wondering.” “Oh,” I replied. “Well…it’s accounting. It’s hilarious stuff.”Caroline Grimm, World’s Funniest Accountant (IMHO)
Terrance Tyrannosaurus was hatched in the nursery of a dinosaur theme park that unfortunately failed due to poor accounting practices and cash flow issues. When the humans skipped town with the last suitcases of cash, the remaining dinosaurs, confused and hungry, breached the walls of the theme park and set off in search of their best lives. Sadly, Terrance was left behind.
He wandered the neighborhood, knocking on doors looking for gainful employment before answering a help wanted ad for a Sidekick on the Accounting How To YouTube channel. Terrance reluctantly took the job when offered. He continues to look for employment that feeds his bliss.
“You were one of my favorite teachers long before I ever had a class with you. <My brother> would regale the family with tales of your exploits. He told us wonderful stories and, when I did get to have a class with you, you did not disappoint from the expectation.”H.D., Student