My road in life has been direct.
Completed my undergraduate in accounting at NC A&T (including 6 month study abroad in Australia). My career goals were to travel as much as possible and earn my PhD in accounting.
I applied for an international accounting internship working oversees. I was denied. I interned with a Big 4 Accounting firm locally in NC.
Started my graduate program at MSU. I was recommended for a prestigious position with the FASB staff in CT. I was not going to apply, but a mentor encouraged me to seize the opportunity.
I graduated from MSU with my MS in accounting. I was accepted as member of the FASB Staff and moved to CT. That experience reshaped my career goals and lead me to join EY.
I joined EY in 2014, within our technical accounting advisory services group. Prior to my time in CT, I did not even know this role existed at the big 4 firms.
I was promoted to Manager in 2016. In 2017, I was offered the opportunity to work for 24 months in our London capital markets group. In my role I worked in Milan, Budapest, Germany, and England!
I retuned to US in 2019 and was promoted to my current role as a Senior Manager.
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High School
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Michigan State University


Senior Manager

I advise international companies on accounting and reporting matters.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Problem Solving

Day to Day

I typically work with a team of 3 to 6 EY team members. we work on specific technical accounting projects that vary across accounting topics and transaction types (i.e. IPO, bankruptcy, merger etc.) My primary goals at work is to building strong relationships with my clients through quality work.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Sit for the CPA Exam sooner rather than later. It's better to get that out of the way before your first busy season if possible.

Recommended Education

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The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"Accountants only deal with numbers, not real business issues."

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation College Student