Danica Dilligard

Danica Dilligard

Audit Partner


EY

Atlanta, GA USA


It’s just part of my nature that I want to be successful, and that means having the dream and being determined!

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
It was a very difficult and long road to the Partnership. But a mentor told me to hold on and not leave the firm. So I stayed.
Then when I did eventually become Partner, it was pivotal, because it had been a dream of mine for so very long – and I finally made it!
I’m at a point where I can consistently make decisions that are beneficial to my family first. Not that my family was not a consideration in my decisions before, but it’s even easier as a partner.
Keep following my journey

Education

High School
Norman Thomas High School, New York City
Bachelor
Accounting
Baruch College of the City University of New York
Certification/License
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
AICPA

Career

Audit Partner

I lead audit inspections in Latin America and Israel.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Entrepreneurship
Travel
Teaching / Mentoring

Day to Day

It’s about building and developing exceptional teams that can deliver for internal and external clients. That means managing deliverables, planning resources, making sure people are getting coached and mentored… those kinds of things.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

First, resolve yourself to being committed in the most difficult of times, whether it's getting through your education or when you enter the work force full-time. Also, build a tremendous support network around you whether that’s a spouse, an extended family, or other people who will support you.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
Accounting
certification
Certification/License
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Friends:

"I’ve heard that I work way too much. "

Challenges I Overcame

Working Parent

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