This week's CPA of Ohio is Peter Von Der Vellen, CPA, manager in the financial accounting advisory services practice at EY.
What are some of your favorite places to travel to?
“So, my family is largely from Wisconsin, so going over there to visit them is a favorite of mine. My wife and I took a trip to Munich a year ago. We went to Munich for Oktoberfest and it was a ton of fun. The city looks like it’s something out of a Hallmark movie.”
What has been the highlight of your career?
“One of the things I enjoy most about working in public accounting and professional services in general is the experience of being able to get to a point where a client feels like we help them solve the problem. That’s very satisfying”
What’s your favorite part about being a CPA?
“My favorite part about being a CPA is the respect that the profession has. I think when you tell people you’re a CPA people generally appreciate and believe that you’re in a profession where you work hard, and that hard work is valued.”