CPAs work with the only thing that management cares about, which is money.
As a CPA you'd earn as much or more than a programmer/sysadmin/IT staff.
More importantly, knowing both CPA and IT puts you in a position to run your screwed up IT department,
get out of your cube in the server room and into board room. If you're halfway smart and shower
daily you probably do a better job than most existing managers.