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"Surround yourself with people who bring out the best in
you. Keep in touch with those who have made a difference
for you; study their lives, ask their advice, and emulate the
character you admire in them. You become like the people
you spend time with."
W
hen Sarah Stover, CPA isn't working at
Edwin R. Muenzner, CPA in Franklin,
you can likely find her at school. Or a
number of schools, really.
Sarah got her start in business with an asso-
ciate's degree from Three Rivers Community
College (TRCC) and has spoken on the "Facts
and Faces" panel for current students at the
school several times. This fall, Sarah stepped
in front of the whiteboard for the first time at
TRCC as an adjunct professor teaching basic
accounting. She also serves on the school's
Business Advisory Board.
"I love hearing my students say, `It's so easy
when you explain it on the board!'" Sarah said.
She spends countless extra time mentoring, tu-
toring, and advising all of her students, remarked
nominator Ed Muenzner.
When she's not in front of her students' desks,
she's behind one herself. Sarah is just a few
classes away from finishing her master's in taxa-
tion degree from the University of Hartford with
a 4.0 GPA.
"Sarah is a brilliant, humble team player with a
can-do attitude," Ed wrote. "Her work ethic rais-
es the bar of excellence for other staff members
as she is a mentor and teacher to others."
Sarah also enjoys spending time with her eight(!)
siblings, attending CTCPA's new and young pro-
fessional programs, and serving on the Commu-
nity Accounting Services Board of Directors.
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Sarah Stover, CPA
Tax Consultant Edwin R. Muenzner, CPA, Franklin
Adjunct Professor Three Rivers Community College, Norwich
The aspect of my work that I find the most challenging is:
coordinating all the opportunities that life presents to learn new
things, champion improvements, branch out into new specialties, give
back in the community, broaden my network, and so much more.
There are countless opportunities to grow and give back!
The aspect of my work that I find the most fun is:
working along-
side clients to help them understand the financial aspects of their
business. Business owners handle so many responsibilities; knowing
that they trust my advice and that my expertise has made their life a
little easier is very gratifying.
If I weren't a CPA, I would be:
an interior designer
My first job was:
working in my father's construction business
Something people would be surprised to know about me is:
I come from a homeschooling family with nine children!
When I'm not at work you can find me:
volunteering with friends
in the community
The app or website I can't live without is:
...well...I'm still alive...
My favorite quote is:
Opportunities don't just happen; you have to
make them.
My favorite getaway location is:
my friend's home in Vermont.
The word that best describes me is:
thoughtful.
The most interesting/adventurous thing I've ever done was:
complete a high-element obstacle course.
One of the best gifts I've ever received was:
the job offer from
my current firm.
At Karaoke Night I would sing:
"Day by Day."
Sarah (middle row,
center) and her
eight siblings.