Members of the Accounting Top 100 are people first, accountants and tax professionals second -- and as such, they all have some very fascinating journeys into the industry. This week, we asked our participants what or who inspired them to pursue an accounting career — check out the Social Reactions section for some amazing responses!
Here are some highlights from the latest Top 100…
This week we’re calling out Melanie Schroeder, CPA, CGA, RPC. Melanie is the Founder and CEO of Out Of The Box Chartered Professional Accounting Incorporated based in Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada.
As a sole practitioner in her own firm, Melanie brings her characteristic can-do attitude to all the boring, complicated, or just-plain-stressful stuff her clients would rather not deal with. Her experience includes over 15 years in public practice, where she specializes in tax, business planning, business systems, business coaching and controllership. Melanie holds the #65 spot on this leaderboard making her the top mover by advancing 129 spots up from #194 on last release.
Another top mover this week is Dustin Wheeler, CPA: Accounting Technology Optimizer, Implementer & Advisor at Eide Bailly a CPA firm based out of Fargo, North Dakota, with locations around the US. Dustin says he’s constantly on the lookout for a better way of doing things! This release he moved from #220 previously to land within the top 100 at #98.
It was close to the top of the careers list alphabetically
I wanted to work with people, numbers and tech. Accountancy fitted the bill until I decided what I really wanted to do. I soon realised that I loved accountancy and, 30+ years later, I still love helping businesses excel
— Della Hudson(@DellaHudsonFCA) June 8, 2022
Happy to be here. :) my Dad is my inspiration. He’s an accountant as well and used to keep old adding machines in the basement. I loved playing with them I decided at a young age that I was following in his footsteps.
— Melanie Schroeder, CPA, CGA, RPC (@likeitwasmine) June 8, 2022
Nothing like raising a family on one teacher’s salary to motivate you for a higher income career
Had to do a 1040 Schedule C from High School through College and accounting seemed a good match for a math degree with CS minor pic.twitter.com/8x70PlmFZD
— Jeremy Stephens (@J_Stephens_CPA) June 8, 2022
Going to be honest here. I stumbled into my profession by accident and I love that it happened that way. Glad to be back on “the list” especially with my buddy @JasonMBlumer. Great people on the List. I love being in such amazing company.
— Richard Roppa-Roberts (he/him) (@NeverCallMeRich) June 8, 2022
My accounting 101 teacher Dr Nancy!! She was (still is) the literal best. Accounting actually MADE SENSE #shocker
— Karen Reyburn (@karenlreyburn) June 8, 2022
— Caleb L. Jenkins, EA, CQP (@CalebLJenkins) June 8, 2022
How the leaderboard works: The Accounting Top 100 social media leaderboard uses an algorithm that scores and ranks users based on five separate metrics, each of which is weighted according to its perceived value. These five metrics are calculated every two weeks and combined to form a Power Score: a 1-100 value based on Rise.Global’s Relative Scoring Method. This Power Score determines a user’s rank on each new leaderboard release.
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Avalara’s Accounting Top 100 leaderboard (the “Leaderboard”) is assembled using a list of accounting professional users that’s curated by manual entry as well as by Rise.Global's internal Twitter search functionality. We reserve the right to change scoring metrics used for ranking and to exclude anyone from the list, in our sole discretion. The Leaderboard is not an endorsement, recommendation or sponsorship of any of the accounting professionals on the Leaderboard, and we do not make any representation or guarantee of their ability or reliability. Assessments by different methods or based on different information may yield different results. The Leaderboard is only a starting point to gather information about accounting professionals, and you should not rely on it to decide whether to hire an accounting professional.
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Maureen is a social media specialist at Avalara working with partners and influencers in the accounting industry. As part of Avalara’s ongoing mission to build thriving relationships with accounting and bookkeeping firms, Maureen is committed to adding value to online communities through the sharing of digital resources and engagement on social...