Brian Colantuoni

Brian Colantuoni



McLean, VA USA

The ability to network, build meaningful relationships, and leverage the right people at the right moment will take you further than knowing all the answers.


My road in life has been direct.
Attending and graduating Christopher Newport University.
Attending and graduating The College of William and Mary
Obtaining PwC internship
Obtaining PwC full-time offer and starting my career
Failing multiple parts of CPA Exam
Passing the CPA Exam
Getting married and starting a family
Adjusting to being a working dad
Keep following my journey



I help my clients navigate through their accounting and financial reporting challenges.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
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Working with Others

Day to Day

Everyday starts with spending time with my family. I try to get the kids fed, dressed, and out the door by 8:00am. In the office / client by 9:00am. I like to start with a quick email check and download from the team. The rest of the day is filled with discussions with my team with any questions they have in their testing, reviewing the work of my team and making sure I agree with conclusions, and talking with the client to manage the relationship. Back home for dinner / bedtime at 7:00pm.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Talk to someone in the profession. Talk to multiple people who have done it, have quit doing it, and are still doing it. Talk to people early in their career and more experienced in their career. This may help develop some perspective and expectations of what the career holds and where it may lead you.

Recommended Education

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


The Noise I Shed

"You don't stand a chance being from a small school. (Some context: this comment came from a booth at a career fair as I was exploring job opportunities. I was very taken aback and frustrated with the comment.)"