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Think a professional basketball player has a lot to keep track of at once? Try playing while working in the fast-paced environment of PricewaterhouseCoopers in New York City. And studying for your CPA exam.
Texlin Quinney is no stranger to discipline – it’s guided her through a career in the WNBA, jobs in the satellite communications industry and the government, and now in fulfilling her role handling special finance and accounting projects.
And the key to it all has been earning her CPA designation. “It allows flexibility of my schedule, a good work/life balance and supports my academic pursuits,” she says. “Factor in the diversity of the people I work with, the travel, the independence and the endless opportunities for growth and advancement, and I’ve got all the tools I need.”
As if to prove it, Texlin also runs her own business, offering financial consulting services and mentoring teens and she’s working toward another advanced degree.
Her days are filled, to say the least. But it’s just further proof that using the discipline to earn CPA certification is a strong step toward doing anything – or as many things – as you want.
“It allows flexibility of my schedule, and a good work/life balance.”
Years as a CPA: 12
Best job: Playing in the WNBA
Worst job: Working for a medical equipment manufacturer
Hobbies outside of work: Playing and training basketball fundamentals, Mentoring young people, Theology/Biblical Studies
Words to live by: "Inspiration offers education."