CPA Betty Northcutt watches firm grow for over five decades

published in The Journal Record | September 17, 2007

According to U.S. Department of Labor data, the average American changes jobs about every two years. That’s surprising news to Betty Northcutt, who was interviewed by The Journal Record for a story on longevity in the workplace.

Northcutt has worked as a certified public accountant at McAfee & Taft for more than five decades.  She originally joined the law office of Kenneth McAfee, a noted tax and oil & gas attorney, in 1950 on the advice of a university professor. Except for taking five years off to have children in the 1950s, she has been an eyewitness to more than 50 years of growth at McAfee & Taft, which now ranks as the state’s largest law firm.