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Annette Schumacher

Annette Schumacher

Center for Audit Quality

Washington, DC USA

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Annette's work combines: Business, Writing, and Helping People

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Day In The Life

Technical Director

I work with public company auditing firms in addressing issues facing the profession.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    St. Francis High, Humphrey, NE

  • Bachelor's Degree


    University of Nebraska

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be an Accountants and Auditors:

Bachelor's Degree: Accounting

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    Graduating college.

  • 2.

    Passing the CPA exam.

  • 3.

    Taking a job with a top-tier accounting firm in Nebraska.

  • 4.

    Transferring to the Denver office.

  • 5.

    Taking a job at the AICPA.

  • 6.

    Transferring to the Center for Audit Quality.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Friends:

    Accounting is boring.

  • How I responded:

    Accounting is a dynamic field that is crucial to our business world.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • Working hard and being committed to goals.