Chris Dinkel

Chris Dinkel

Assurance Partner


PwC

Florham Park, NJ USA

Education

High School
A&M Consolidated High School
Bachelor
Accounting
Southwestern University

Career

Assurance Partner

Consult with audit teams on a variety of auditing topics and author guidance on the application of auditing standards.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Sports
Education
Helping People

Day to Day

In my role, I'm not sure there is a typical day, which is one of the things I like. Each day brings new issues and challenges that need to be addressed across a variety of technical topics and engagement teams. If there is a constant, it's the interaction, communication, and collaboration with audit teams in working together in solving complex accounting and auditing matters.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Communication skills and inter-personal skills are critical skills to develop. While data and technology continue to play an increasingly important part in what we do (and how we do it), it's important to be able to have the skills to be able to understand and interpret the data, and the ability to effectively communicate the results. We are in the client service business, and often work as part of a team, so it's important to be able to effectively communicate and manage relationships.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Network and build relationships with peers who have joined the profession. Take the initiative to ask questions and gain information to better inform your point of view of the specific path of interest to you.

Recommended Education

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

undergrad
Bachelor
Accounting

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Teachers:

"When making the decision to join the public accounting profession after completing my degree, I was told the profession I would be entering would require me to work seven days a week, give me no work-life balance, and have a high rate of turnover."

Challenges I Overcame

Self-Esteem Issues