Laura Lowe

Laura graduated from Alma College with a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Accounting and began sitting for the CPA exam right after graduation.

Week 1

After studying by myself all summer for the CPA exam, being with the people at C&M has been so refreshing. I love being surrounded by people who love helping people, and C&M is filled with those kinds of people. I was amazed in my first week how I automatically felt like part of the FDI family. We all laugh and tell stories together throughout the day which makes work fun. I am very much looking forward to spending the days working with my team. I was surprised that I got the opportunity to become certified in QuickBooks and in my first week of training. I also got to work on real clients in my first week which was very exciting. I loved that I was able to set my own pace and conquer as many tasks as I could handle during the day. I was very eager to learn and C&M gave me the opportunity to do that.

Month 1

I can’t believe it has been one month already. I have learned so much and the time has flown by. I love that my managers are flexible with my schedule and allow me to leave early a couple days a week to go teach dance at a studio nearby. It is very nice working at a place where hours per day are flexible and you can leave early one day and stay later another. You just have to make sure you are getting your work done. My favorite part about C&M are the people that I get to work with. One of my favorite moments so far was decorating my desk with Holiday decorations and everyone stopping by to compliment me on my beautiful Christmas tree and snow globe collection. Overall, I am so glad that I chose C&M to start my accounting career, and I am excited for the months to come.