Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
My journey stated when I graduated from College.
I interned with KPMG in the Memphis office, but KPMG had other plans for me.
KPMG gave me the opportunity to start my full-time career in Atlanta, a place I have always wanted to live!
Being a young adult on my own in a new city was so much fun, but I found myself almost every other weekend on the road or on a plane back to Memphis. This began to take a toll on me!
I spent a year in Atlanta, but decided to move back to Memphis!
I have been back in Memphis for over a year now and am loving every bit! Moral of the story: No matter how much planning you do, life can take you anywhere unexpectedly!
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Education

High School
Bolton High School
Bachelor
Accounting
Christian Brothers University
Graduate
Masters of Accountancy
Christian Brothers University

Career

Senior Audit Associate

I provide investors with an opinion on my clients' financial statements to determine if they are fairly stated or not.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Numbers
Technology
Learning / Being Challenged

Day to Day

One of the fun parts of my job is mentoring those who work under me (associates and interns). I share with them knowledge of things I wish I would have known at their position to help them get a head start. Additionally, I analyze my clients' financial data and accounting results in order to determine where risks may be and develop an audit procedure to address these risks.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

I would say do research. Find someone who is doing what you want to do and ask them what their day looks like. This way you will be able to get insight on how it will be when you start your career. If possible, ask to either shadow them or intern with the company you are looking to work for. It gives you that first exposure to determine if you are still interested in doing it after you have talked and seen what it is like to work in that particular career.

Recommended Education

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

undergrad
Bachelor
Accounting
graduate
Graduate
Masters of Accountancy

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"Public accounting can be stressful, time consuming, and hard at times, you may not like it or last there long."

Challenges I Overcame

Gender Discrimination