Our Guest Mentors:
Lindsay Stevenson is the VP-Finance at 1st Financial Bank USA, having eight years of experience in the tax field of public accounting. Six years of experience in the audit field of public accounting. She is specialized in Governmental audits, Single audits, For Profit audits, Partnership tax returns, Corporation tax returns, Financial Statement drafting and analysis. She is dedicated to developing her skills to promote the transition of the CPA profession into the future in the banking and finance industry!
Lindsay was a BA Accounting graduate of Gonzaga University-Business School of Administration, a Certified Public Accountant and also a Certified Global Management Accountant.
Key Quotes From the Episode:
“[On finding success and happiness] studying space for oneself, starting the day with a meditation, self-awareness of what matters and important. Taking journal every day to have a vision of what’s life looks like in the areas of work, family and even personal finance then aligning our decisions and choices on the set vision.” [22:00]
“[Mother in the leadership opportunities] generally women in our society are identified as primary care giver to their parents or to their children. Offering them accommodation programs like flexi-work, on ramping and off ramping work arrangement instead penalizing them of stiff working conditions.” [26:09]
“[Finance professionals are the go to guy when it comes to business] in order for them to be effective they have to be great at relationship and communication including those things are were not taught in school. Do things that will develop yourself are just as important as the technical skills required to finance and accounting that moves fast with technology.” [30:59]
(Other resources and how to connect with Lindsay below).
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Key Points From the Episode:
- The challenges of being a Mom at work
- Key competitive advantages of working Moms’
- Our ability to micro-prioritize
- 4 ways to find success and happiness at work
Time Stamped Show Notes
[02:45] – Lindsay shares her career journey in accounting and finance where she took a year off after high school to give birth to her 1st son at the age of 18. Enrolled in Accounting 101 class but did not have real interest, confused and have understanding about the subject. Work hard for it, graduated from college and work on tax at Arizona. Shift to audits, failed twice on her CPA exams and later passed the 3rd exam despite being pregnant for 8 months. Moved to South Dakota and work as a VP-Finance in a bank.
[19:17] – Things that we could do to become aware of our ability to micro-prioritize as we know and understand your capacity and be confident in ourselves.
[24:19] – Lindsay shares the excitement in her current work at the bank as they move forward with technology and to her consulting job.
[25:58] – Challenges of women on leadership opportunities knowing them as primary care giver to their family and children and they are last when it comes to leadership opportunities at work.
[29:21] – Books that Lindsay recommend to our audience to read.
[30:12] – How best to connect with Lindsay.
- Books of Brené Brown
- Books of Simon Sinek
- The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level
Book by Gay Hendricks
Connect with today’s guest:
- LinkedIn Profile: linkedin.com/in/lindsaystevensoncpa
- Twitter: LStevensonCPA