There have been so many practitioners over the years who have influenced and shaped my career that it would be difficult to list them here, but all of them in one way or another provided insight and guidance relating to a career in public accounting.
Bryan Bean, CPA, actually began my career path in public accounting by offering me my very first position in his public accounting firm, and for that I am extremely grateful. Little did I know back then that I would end up having so much fun working in this field, much less write a book!
I have also had the opportunity and pleasure to work with many talented people at my current place of employment, Joseph Decosimo and Company, PLLC. My admiration for their abilities and knowledge reminds me that I still have much to learn.
Finally, leaving the best for last, I cannot begin to thank my family, especially my husband, for their support while I was working those very long hours and ignoring everything else. I cannot begin to express my love and thanks to my husband, who has always encouraged me in every aspect of my life by saying “Yes, you can” when I say “I can't do this.” This book is for him.