“I am a third generation enrolled agent. I started working for my family's tax preparation and bookkeeping business in 2006, while still in elementary school. I started off filing and cleaning the office. I decided to become an enrolled agent in high school when I realized how important it is to understand taxation. My favorite aspect of the career is helping people, but I also enjoy the broad variety of tax issues and the opportunity to build a practice. “ -- Koby Joseph Ferrell, EA
The videos below were created by NAEA members. In the videos, members explain what inspired them to pursue a career as an enrolled agent as well as the benefits the career awards them.
2015-2016 NAEA President Terry Durkin, EA, outlines the process of becoming an enrolled agent.
NAEA member Twila Midwood, EA, discusses the EA credential and the high standards associated with the designation.
Andy Stadler, EA, discusses the opportunities the EA credential has awarded him, including growing his business from a two-person office to ten offices with over eighty employees.
Jeffrey Schneider, EA, is an enrolled agent from Florida.
Michael Carlisle, EA, explains why becoming an enrolled agent was one of the best choices he made in his career.
Roberto Pons, EA, relays his EA story in Spanish.
Ryan Shouse, EA, speaks about becoming an enrolled agent while in college.