Super CPA Profile: Hal L. Young
- October 31, 2012
HAL L. YOUNG
Young Accountancy Group LLC
Education: University at Buffalo, bachelor’s degree; University of Houston, master’s in business administration
Children: Derek and Lindsay
Pets: “We were fostering a lab mix for a local shelter. She is ready for adoption.”
Hobbies: Playing golf, serving as a swimming official and collecting baseball memorabilia
Fan of: “Professional sports: Baltimore Orioles and Baltimore Colts (will never lose again). Sports: My, Derek and Lindsay’s alma maters.”
Recently read book: “We Can All Do Better” by Bill Bradley and “Branch Rickey” by Jimmy Breslin
First accounting job: With late, great Arthur Young & Co.
Career mentor: “Many who have kindly helped with hand out and hand up to improve analytical and communication skills and, always, Mom and Dad.”
What has been your most memorable business valuation/litigation case?
“Each assignment brings challenges with different companies, industries, operations, management and objectives and professional rewards. Those opportunities provide the challenges. I was, however, involved with a damages case some years ago with two different theories of damages – surprise, surprise. During my testimony, the judge understood my analysis and conclusions. It was great to see the judge’s ‘ah-ha’ moment when I knew I had educated the court.”