Andrew Trudnowski

Andrew Trudnowski

Audit Senior Manager


KPMG

Los Angeles, CA USA


I am the only one that knows what I am personally capable of and I never have let opinions of others dictate what I try to accomplish.

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
Not getting a college football scholarship out of high school, so I attended a junior college - 2007
While still not being sure what I was looking for, I got a scholarship for college, but it was not to the college I was hoping for - 2009
I found accounting and auditing to be extremely interesting, and pursued this in my career - 2010
I got denied my first internship I interviewed for, so I then realized I had work to do - 2010
I started with KPMG in the Los Angeles office upon graduation from college - 2011
I did not get my CPA license in time to get promoted with my start class, and realized I had not only to get my test done within one year, but also take 14 college unit courses - 2016
I obtained my CPA License, got straight A's on my college courses, and was promoted to manager - 2017
Keep following my journey

Education

High School
Palos Verdes High School
Bachelor
N/A
Los Angeles Harbor College
Bachelor
Accounting
Charleston Southern University

Career

Audit Senior Manager

I am a Senior Manager in the audit practice with a primary focus in Real Estate.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Business
Education
Teaching / Mentoring

Day to Day

The best part of my job is that every day is different. Some days, I review audit workpapers, some days I’m a planner for the audit, some are surrounded by client service issues, some days I mentor, some days I’m a student, some days I coach and teach, some days I recruit, some days I sell my business, and some days when I utilize my large amounts of PTO, I’m a dad two the coolest two kids in the world! Every day is a different day for me, and I love every role!

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Be yourself. You never want to get a job pretending to be someone you are not, otherwise they will have hired the wrong person. Act professionally, of course, but if the place you're applying for does not appreciate you for who you are, then that isn't the place for you. We are all so different, and those differences are what make us special, don't lose that by being what you think they want. Be who you are, be proud of who you are, and sell to that company why they need you.

Recommended Education

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

undergrad
Bachelor
N/A
undergrad
Bachelor
Accounting

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"I was always trying to take on too much and that decisions I made, such as having a family young, would hold me back from accomplishing my goals."

Challenges I Overcame

Learning Issues

Interviewed By

Anonymous Student