Meet a Young CPA
Meet TSCPA Member Erin Lotz!
Job: Financial Analyst II
City: Memphis, Tenn.
Why did you become a CPA?
The accounting professors at the University of Mississippi helped me realize early on the importance of earning the CPA designation in order to set your career apart from your peers, demonstrate your commitment to the profession and for continuous professional development. I am so happy I took their advice to pursue a CPA license, as it has opened many doors in my career and has provided the educational foundation and experiences that allow me to bring value to a variety of organizations.
What is the one piece of advice you would give to other young CPAs and/or those that are just passing the exam, getting ready to embark on their career?
Take ownership of your career and persistently challenge yourself and your team to improve performance. Prioritize projects. A simple "to do" list is an important first step. Complete high priority projects early in the day during your peak of energy.
What is on your desk right now?
My morning Diet Coke, daily "to-do" list and the latest issue of the Tennessee CPA Journal..
What/Who motivates you?
My fiancé, family and future family, and passion for helping others is what drives me every day.
How do you unwind outside of work?
Dates with my fiancé, exercise and weekend road trips.