Jackie Riojas

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Andersen Tax fosters an environment where I am able to live my values every day at the highest level.
Los Angeles, California
Managing Director,
Private Accounting Services
California State University, Hayward, BS (Business Administration)
Employee since:
2016

Good Advice

Many Managing Directors have taken an interest in my growth and development, informally mentoring me to ensure my professional success.

Q&A

What is your current role?

I am a Managing Director within the Private Accounting Services group.

Where and what did you study as an undergraduate?

I attended California State University, Hayward, where I studied Business Administration.

Do you have any higher education degrees and if so, what are they?

Yes, I obtained my MBA from the Columbia School of Business at Columbia University.

More about Jackie

What activities do you like to do outside of the office?

I enjoy playing basketball with my son, working out, and simply relaxing.

How have you benefited from the mentorship program?

I have significantly benefited from the firm’s mentoring program. My assigned mentor is generous with her time, allowing me to get up to speed quickly. Stewardship is a core value of the firm and it is clear as many Managing Directors have taken an interest in my growth and development and have informally mentored me to ensure my professional success.

How has Andersen Tax influenced your character?

Ethics and integrity are core values of mine and values shared by the firm. Andersen Tax fosters an environment where I am able to live my values every day at the highest level.

Describe your career path and how you chose Andersen Tax.

I am an Arthur Andersen alumni (Silicon Valley office) so I knew of Andersen Tax. I left Arthur Andersen in 1999, and spent 19 years in accounting and finance. I occasionally had professional interactions with Andersen Tax and was favorably impressed by the proficiency and high-quality work product. One day, the Los Angeles Office Managing Director, Bill Amon, called me and asked if I would be interested in this opportunity. Candidly, I was a bit nostalgic when I saw the Andersen legacy being resurrected and was curious to learn more. During the interview process, I found a strong connection with everyone I spoke with and found my professional home!