The Fast Paced Life of a CPA in Industry by Guest Blogger Wendi Taber, CPA, CISAPosted: September 26, 2016
Sometimes people don’t think of the life of a CPA in Industry as being “fast paced.” Most times they aren’t, however 2016 is for me. I started school again last year to get my MSA in Accounting, so this semester I’m taking two classes – one lecture class and one online. Then I decided to get married in September, so I’m planning that event as well. So, yes things are a little crazy at the moment.
Meanwhile back at work, I’m in the middle of a financial statement audit, preparing my management team for a SOC audit coming up at the end of October, and our company is growing; so there are many additional functions my department has been called on to perform. Oh and I told the local CE Coordinator I would speak at a CE event on Cyber Security. I need the CE, of course, for my CISA license and it is a good topic for our members. I did a research paper on it for my MSA class last semester.
Often times you think you don’t have time to breathe, however you make the time and then life gets a little better. When CPAs are this busy, they seem to learn more and retain more about the profession, and get involved with their chapters to share valuable information. At least I find this has been true for me.