Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
My degree is in physics and at that time, there were only 2 female students in our year taking physics.
I decided to apply for a position as an auditor at a Big 4 even though I did not know what auditing was. I felt it was a great stepping stone to other career options.
I did a 15 month secondment in the U.S. and never went back!
I worked at the PCAOB for nine years.
I moved from auditing and inspecting to performing root cause analysis.
I started my career in Liverpool, England, moved to Chicago, then moved to San Francisco, and now I split my time between San Francisco and NJ.

Education

High School
Greenbank High School, England
Bachelor
Physics, Chemistry, Math
King George V College, England
Graduate
Physics, General
Liverpool University, England

Career

Partner

I'm a CPA (Certified Public Accountant).

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Science
Numbers
Problem Solving

Day to Day

I have calls to discuss the root causes for non-compliant audits. I analyze data that may provide insights into root causes. I work with my team to determine what we believe the root causes of issues are. We work with other groups to develop actions to take in response to those root causes. I review training. We monitor the implementation and effectiveness of the actions. I draft reports to document our findings.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Do an internship.

Recommended Education

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

undergrad
Bachelor
Physics, Chemistry, Math

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"I will never make partner because I am a woman."

Challenges I Overcame

Gender Discrimination