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Rick Ullrich

Rick Ullrich


Florham Park, NJ USA

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Rick's work combines: Business, Travel, and Problem Solving

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Day In The Life

Senior Associate

I review new auditing standards and firm announcements to assess whether there is an impact on our firm's auditing guide

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    Colonia High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Accounting and Finance

    Villanova University

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

Bachelor's Degree: Accounting and Finance

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    Getting my first job as a bus boy at the local restaurant—this taught me the importance of a strong work ethic.

  • 2.

    Attending networking events hosted by Public Accounting Firms and deciding which firm to intern with.

  • 3.

    Applying to colleges and graduating from high school.

  • 4.

    Accepting an internship and subsequent job offer.

  • 5.

    Attending Villanova University and deciding on a major in college.

  • 6.

    Deciding that I wanted to study accounting and auditing and applying for internships.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Society in general:

    You shouldn't become an auditor—they are overworked during the year and you will "burn out" in a short period of time.

  • How I responded:

    While the hours may be long, especially at certain parts of the year (e.g., "busy season"), if you establish a relationship with your teams and build trust, you can be flexible with your work. For instance, I work from home often during the summer so that I can avoid long commutes to the office and spend more time with my family. My team also lets me start work later in the day (and I will work later typically) so that I can go fishing in the morning from time to time.