Q. What nugget of wisdom would you offer aspiring accountants?
This is a profession that pays generous dividends—personally, professionally, and financially—over time, and affords you control over your destiny. It's not like working at a corporation. At Armanino, you can be as successful as you want to be by developing strong technical skills and building solid relationships. People think that accounting is all about numbers and it's not. How you get to the numbers and what's behind them is where you find the real fun.
Q. What's the toughest business decision that you've ever made?
Advising a client who's struggling that it's time to pull the plug. The timing has to be right – not too early and not too late. It's really a difficult decision to have to make because their business is their passion. You always hate to see it happen.
Beyond the Boardroom
Deserted island wish list:
Ten-key and access to accounting software.
Traveling through the Mediterranean on a 150 ft. yacht.
"Be honest, be the best at what you do, enjoy it."
What are your hobbies?
Spending time with friends, building relationships.
What book(s) are you currently reading?
It's March 22nd - the only thing I'm reading is tax codes!
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