Jeff did everything he could to avoid being a CPA since his dad had his own CPA practice, and not seeing him 3 months out of the year was frustrating. Fate decided otherwise, and rather than becoming an engineer he got his business degree in 1982 and has not looked back. Starting as a lowly runner on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile exchange, Jeff’s journey included stints in tax departments at local and national firms, serving as the CFO of a carpenter contractor and a non-profit association, tax director of a $2 billion public company, and several years in tax knowledge management. Through it all, he laughed, he cried, he worked hard, and he made many great friends as well as a few enemies. As he nears the end of his career he is happy to tell the tale of it all, about plans made, plans changed, boom times and recessions, and an amazingly rewarding career as a CPA in a wide variety of roles.
*Join us each month for the Young Professionals Council series, Oh the Places You Can Go as a CPA, as we explore the many career paths that the CPA designation affords. Save the Date for our next sessions:
8/25/2022: Presenter TBD
9/22/2022: Presenter TBD
10/20/2022: Presenter TBD
11/17/2022: with COCPA member Amanda “Jo” Erven: Being PRO-SELF, PROactive and SELFish in Your Career