Congratulations Maria Montie, Accounting Today’s “Accountant of the Month”!

  • August 30, 2012
  • Steve Wisinski, CPA, MAFF

Congrats Maria Montie, Accounting Today’s Accountant of the Month! Thanks to everyone who voted! Maria (and all our CPAs!) prove accountants are so NOT boring!  Look for her feature in the magazine’s October issue.

Like my passion for taxes and accounting, I fell hard and fast for the sport of rock climbing. After climbing indoors, I was encouraged by one of my partners David Shindel, an avid outdoorsman himself, to “try the real thing”. It was love at first climb! And I found that scaling the side of a mountain used a lot of the same skills I bought to my job as a CPA. In both roles I have to be mindful of the details and focus on both short-term and long-term planning, and to always look at the big picture. And when climbing I rely on my own proficiency but have partners to double-check my gear and support me through the climb. My partners at ShindelRock provide a similar type of support role in my work world.

I love taking on new challenges and experiences in both my career and my personal life. As a CPA I’ve expanded into doing valuation and litigation support work. And outside of work, I’ve expanded my personal adventures to include white water rafting, archery, Warrior Dash obstacle races, and I have recently become an avid Crossfitter (I just increased my deadlift to 235 lbs!).

I love to experience new and challenging things both in and out of the office, and I bring my passion to everything I do.

So CPA I am! Boring I am NOT!