University of Southern California
"One characteristic that makes HCVT such a different CPA firm is the pace of learning and growth—both professionally and personally.
“After graduating from the University of Southern California, I joined an aerospace and defense company. I enjoyed my job, but I wanted new challenges. After four years in the industry, I knew I wanted a career that provided a variety of assignments, exposure to different industries, and a work environment that was collaborative and supportive. HCVT met all of my objectives—in fact, exceeded many. One characteristic that makes HCVT such a different CPA firm is the pace of learning and growth—both professionally and personally. We have the opportunity to work on a variety of sophisticated clients, and in addition to the extensive technical training we receive, the hands-on guidance I have received from the partner team and working as a cohesive team has made the difference in my career progression.
HCVT’s culture is one of collaboration and support rather than competition. All of the team members, from the partners to staff, are willing to help each other and share knowledge so we can truly serve our clients. The fact that we support each other and serve our clients as a team vs. as “just the partner” fosters real synergy among the team. Mentoring both formally and informally is core to the firm. Helping others to develop their skills and guiding others to learn not only the how to do it, but the why, is one of the most rewarding parts of my job as a manager.
As part of the firm’s Mergers and Acquisition team, I find great reward in playing an important role in helping a business grow through an acquisition. Equally rewarding is being a part of the sale of a business and seeing the owners reap the rewards of their life’s work. HCVT supports our career goals in so many ways. Travel and new cultures are important to me. I wanted to travel and work in another country, and the firm fully supported my goal by arranging for me to spend three months working in Australia at a Moore Stephens International firm. That was an experience I will never forget and just another example of how HCVT is a great place to start, grow and build a rewarding and balanced career.”