6 Things an Accounting Firm CEO Wishes He Knew at 22

by Matt Snow | April 17, 2017
Re-posted from Vault

As we say farewell to our spring interns and plan for our summer interns, I think back to the time when I was in their shoes. Nearing the end of college and in the process of figuring out my career path, I had no idea I would one day be a partner in an accounting firm; I never imagined that as a long-term goal. However, I knew I wanted to be in the accounting profession, and I aspired for upward mobility. Around this time, while being recruited, a partner at the firm I ended up working for told me he believed I could one day become a partner. That was the first time I ever thought of myself as more than an accounting student. I could see the end game of where my career could take me, and that encouragement really motivated me.

No two career paths are exactly the same. And certainly, the world today is quite different than it was when I began my career. If I could go back in time, these are the things I would tell my 22-year-old self about building a valuable career. READ MORE

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