April 19, 2023

Camaraderie & Mentorship: The Weiss Way

Shortly before my last year of high school, I was trying to figure out which elective courses I would take for senior year. I’d always enjoyed my math classes, so after talking it over with my parents I decided to take an accounting course. I thoroughly enjoyed the class, so much so that I finished…

March 9, 2023

Finding the Fun: Connecting with Coworkers

I grew up in northwest suburban Hanover Park, and when I was in high school there I took a placement test to see what careers would suit me best. One of the results was actuary, which was interesting since math wasn’t my strong suit, or so I thought. Then I took a few accounting classes…

February 27, 2023

All in the Family: A Career Path with the Right Support

My parents are both CPAs, and my brother majored in accounting, so it wasn’t a surprise when I followed suit and took an accounting class in high school. At first, my parents thought I was crazy. “You see how much we work and what we go through?” they said. But I really liked accounting, and…

August 3, 2021

Coming to America: An Associate’s Journey to Weiss

My family immigrated here 10 years ago from India. Originally, I did not plan to become an accountant; I was thinking of medicine or engineering. But when my father retired, I needed to be the sole bread winner for my family. So I went to Northeastern Illinois University and majored in management, and worked full-time…

May 14, 2020

From Intern to Accountant: Finding Your Path

I was born in Mexico and moved to Palatine when I was 12. I got an accounting degree from University of Illinois at Chicago – I was the first in my family to graduate from college. I wasn’t sure what type of accounting I wanted to do. I thought audit, but when I got an…

March 8, 2020

From Farm to Firm: Finding the Right Fit at Weiss

I grew up on a hobby farm in Wisconsin, but I decided to double major in economics and accounting at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. When I graduated in 2014, I started working at a bigger accounting firm. I found I didn’t like to be pigeonholed into one area – focusing specifically on taxes for manufacturing properties…

May 30, 2018

Preparing For—and Passing—the CPA Exam

The Uniform CPA Examination (the exam) is a rigorous, 16-hour, four-part exam that all certified professional accountants must take and pass to be licensed as a CPA. Exams are offered by the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA). As of January 1, 2024, the scope of the exam includes Auditing and Attestation (AUD), Financial…