From Carpet Cleaner to CPA: An Accounting Student's Journey

From Carpet Cleaner to CPA: An Accounting Student's Journey

Blake Oliver & David Leary

About this episode

Blake and David talk with Chayton Farlee, an accounting student at the University of the Pacific, about his journey into accounting and his thoughts on the profession. They discuss his inspiring path from cleaning carpets during the pandemic to pursuing his CPA and CMA, the disconnect many students feel between accounting theory and real-world application, the importance of bookkeeping skills, and considerations around starting his career at a Big Four firm or a smaller, more lifestyle-friendly firm.

Meet Our Guest, Chayton Farlee


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