Authored Articles

Crawford & Associates professionals author a number of articles on topics of governmental accounting, auditing, financial management and ethics for publication in various journals and magazines. A selection of these articles is included below.

Series on Living Life by Principles 

From 2014 through 2016, Mike Crawford authored a series of insprirational articles for the OSCPA CPA Focus magazine entitled 10 Principles for a Happy Life and Career. The published articles included:

Don't Rule Out Principles  Click here

Principle 1 - Find Your Peace  Click here

Principle 2 - Confidence  Click here

Principle 3 - Compassion  Click here

Principle 4 - Integrity  Click here

Principle 5 - Courage  Click here

Principle 6 - Humor  Click here

Principle 7 - Tolerance  Click here

Principle 8 - Simplicity  Click here 

Principle 9 - Patience  Click here

Principle 10 - Generosity  Click here

 

Other Professional or Inspirational Articles

Right versus Wrong or Right versus Not-So-Right, by Michael A. Crawford, CPA  Click here

A Formula for Success, by Michael A. Crawford, CPA  Click here

Accounting for Pension Plans is Getting A Facelift, by Marcy Twyman, CPA and Michael A. Crawford, CPA   Click here

A Cost-Effective Alternative to Full Scope Audits for Small Municipalities, by Michael A. Crawford, CPA  Click here  

Becoming the Altruistic Accountant, by Michael A. Crawford, CPA Click here

The Nuts and Bolts of Governmental Audits, by Michael A. Crawford, CPA Click here

Protecting the Public's Trust in Government, by Michael A. Crawford, CPA (Awarded the 2011 OSCPA Silver Pen Award) Click here

 

Humorous Series - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Work

In 2004 through 2009, Mike Crawford authored a number of award winning humorous articles in a series entitled A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Work as published in the OSCPA CPA Focus magazine.

Injured in Basic Training, from the OSCPA CPA Focus Series - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Work Click here

You Say It's Your Birthday, from the OSCPA CPA Focus Series - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Work Click here

You Want Me to Do What?, from the OSCPA CPA Focus Series - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Work Click here

A Revealing Training Session, from the OSCPA CPA Focus Series - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Work Click here

Dropping More Than Just Pounds, from the OSCPA CPA Focus Series - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Work Click here

Confirming an Audit Date, from the OSCPA CPA Focus Series - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Work Click here

Beware of What You Wear, from the OSCPA CPA Focus Series - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Work Click here

A Taste of Culture, from the OSCPA CPA Focus Series - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Work Click here

Surviving My First Day as an Auditor, from the OSCPA CPA Focus Series - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Work Click here

The Glamorous Life of a World Traveler, from the OSCPA CPA Focus Series - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Work Click here

Up, Up, and Away - A Guide to Air Travel Seating, from the OSCPA CPA Focus Series - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Work Click here

When I Grow Up, from the OSCPA CPA Focus Series - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Work Click here

A Fox in the Henhouse, from the OSCPA CPA Focus Series - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Work Click here

The Coke is on You, from the OSCPA CPA Focus Series - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Work Click here

Give My Regards to Broadway, from the OSCPA CPA Focus Series - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Work Click here

Hawking All the Attention, from the OSCPA CPA Focus Series - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Work Click here

Cruisin' for a Bruisin', from the OSCPA CPA Focus Series - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Work Click here

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