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Name:
Prem Aithal
Hometown:
Higganum, CT
Job Title/Place of Work:
Financial Account Executive at WellPoint
I decided to become a CPA because:
the three letters garner a lot of respect in the
industry, and people look to us as experts for any questions they have. Also, my
wife now trusts me with doing our tax return!
My favorite book is:
Moneyball.
My favorite television show is:
24.
My all-time favorite movie is:
Braveheart.
The best vacation I ever took was:
Honolulu.
If I could have dinner with any celebrity, living or dead, I would choose:
Don Mattingly.
If I weren't a CPA, I would be a:
sports journalist.
Something people would be surprised to know about me is:
I'm a cancer survivor
(now five years in the clear).
What I love most about Connecticut is:
the UConn Huskies!
What I love most about being a CPA is:
hearing others say
"Oh, you're a CPA? Can you help me with this question?"
So far, the highlight of my career has been:
being successful in a wide variety of
roles marketing, finance, auditing, etc.
The best advice I ever received was:
don't just wish to do something
just go out and do it ... Life is too short!
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Prem Aithal and wife Becky at a Yankees game recently.
He's a Yankees fan and she's a Red Sox fan!