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Alicia Gonzalez’s FutureMe

President, Your Own Accounting Firm

Key Stats

Salary: Write your own paycheck
Weekly hours: You're the boss, you decide

Choose your own hours, salary, team and office decor. You branched out on your own, and now clients pay you directly for your accounting expertise. You may work by yourself or have a team work for you, depending on how large you want the firm to be. While it’s liberating being able to make all your own decisions, you do have a lot of responsibilities: marketing, paying employees, renting office space, setting a pricing structure—just to name a few. But your drive—and your impeccable taste in furniture—can take your firm wherever you want it to go.

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How Alicia Gonzalez got here

Work Experience

  • 4 years: Public Accounting Audit or Tax Manager
  • 3 years: Public Accounting Senior Audit or Tax
  • 3 years: Public Accounting Audit or Tax
  • 1 summer: Senior year internship
  • 1 summer: Junior year internship
  • Joined the AICPA What’s this?
  • Joined my state society What’s this?
  • Passed the CPA exam What’s this?

Colleges Alicia Gonzalez is considering



High school

Class of: 2001

Scholarships Alicia Gonzalez is considering