CPAs of Ohio 

CPA of Ohio: Marcy Grossen

by Jessica Salerno | Jul 20, 2021
This week's CPA of Ohio is Marcy Grossen, Assurance Staff at EY.

Do you have any mentors who have helped you get to where you wanted to be in life?

Yes, I have a mentor who is actually my professor in college. His name is Dr. Schaffer. He pushed me to be where I am, because I came from a smaller school at Youngstown State, so Big Fours don't recruit as often from here. And I had an aspiration that I wanted to work in a Big Four. But I thought they don't recruit for my school, only standard regional firms do, and he pushed me in this direction. So I feel like without him, I wouldn't be where I am today.

And if you weren't in accounting, what do you think you would be doing instead?

It's actually funny, because I've switched my major four times since I started college. I originally wanted to study animal behavior, like wildlife and marine life specifically. I just really like marine life. I've liked it ever since I was super little. And I always told myself, "You're going to be a marine biologist." And then I started that when I started college, and I realized it wasn't for me. So I ended up in accounting instead and it's worked out.

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