Fiondella, Milone & LaSaracina
As a newly minted senior audit associate at Fiondella, Milone & LaSaracina (FML), Christina works closely with team members and clients to deliver high-quality audits, constructive suggestions, and financial statements. In her new role, she will also serve as a mentor to those entering the profession as well as a communication line between interns/newer staff and upper management.
What inspired you to pursue the CPA career path?
CPAs are highly respected in the industry and across the business world. The CPA career path offers an endless amount of opportunity for individual growth and job placement. As a CPA and accounting professional, one has the option to work in any industry including public accounting, not-for-profits, private industry, personal firms, etc. In each of these sectors, one is exposed to a diverse group of people with different financial needs.
What professional accomplishment are you most proud of?
I am most proud of passing all four parts of the CPA Exam while also handling personal setbacks, school, and part-time work. After passing my first exam section, I continued to study while working part-time at FML and passed my second section. As the countdown continued, I took some time off from FML to finish my last two sections, having passed the final test in July.
What is your next major goal?
My next major goal is to complete my two-year experience requirement to become a CPA. Fortunately, after my work as an intern and staff, I only have a couple months left to go!
What is your favorite thing to do outside of work?
I enjoy doing anything and everything outdoors. Most recently, I have gotten back into hiking and camping with my dogs, family, and friends. As time permits, I enjoy traveling to different parts of the country and taking in the sights, exploring new food, and learning about others’ cultures. Finally, I also try to be heavily involved in my community. Over the last few years I have volunteered as the head coach of my former high school’s girls’ recreational basketball team and I am in the process of working on a quilt for the not-for-profit Marrakech, Inc.