“You will have the opportunity to work directly with Managing Directors from the start, regardless of your level. This exposure will help you grow both technically and professionally.“
“Expect to have high expectations placed on you, knowing that you’ll be given the tools you need to succeed.“
What is your current role?
I am a Managing Director within the Commercial practice group. Specifically, I focus on helping clients coordinate corporate income tax planning and compliance. My current and past clients include companies in the hospitality, engineering / construction, medical device and services, technology, and consumer products industries.
Where and what did you study as an undergraduate?
I studied at California State University, Fresno, where I earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
Do you have any higher education degrees and if so, what are they?
Yes, I have a Master of Science in Taxation from Bentley College.
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What activities do you like to do outside of the office?
Outside of work, I enjoy spending my time wine tasting, participating in my son’s school activities, volunteering with the Junior League of San Francisco, and cycling.
How have you grown as a result of working at Andersen Tax?
I believe that I have grown in both breadth and depth of knowledge. Prior to joining Andersen Tax, I worked at a Big Four and would perform the same type of work over and over again. It was a very efficient process, but I didn’t realize until I came to Andersen that there are so many different types of businesses with different goals and tax needs. Andersen Tax is a full-service firm and, as a result, I continue to grow and take on new challenges in order to provide my clients with everything they need. Because we are not as leveraged as other firms, I had the opportunity to work directly with very experienced Managing Directors when I started, and also had more facetime with my clients. As a result, this exposure helped me grow both technically and professionally.
What advice would you give someone who is considering joining Andersen Tax?
The main piece of advice that I would give is to expect to have high expectations placed on you, knowing that you’ll be given the tools you need to succeed. I often notice the first and second year Associates doing work at Andersen Tax that I wasn’t exposed to until I was a Senior Associate or Manager in another firm. For instance, I had a project where I worked directly with a first year Associate on some tax returns. When it was time to deliver the returns, I sent the Associate off on his own to deliver the package directly to the CFO of the company. Because this Associate was deeply involved in all aspects of the project, I trusted that he would be able to answer any questions asked by the CFO. Following the delivery of this package, the CFO complimented the Associate on his professionalism and knowledge of what was delivered. Thus, it proved to be a pivotal moment for the project and a rewarding experience for the Associate.