Meet An Auditor: Carly Peters
Name & Age: Carly Peters, 25
Current job and location: Audit Senior Assistant, Deloitte & Touche, LLP, Atlanta, GA
Number of years with the firm: 1 year
Hometown: Mobile, AL
College/Major: Auburn University / Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Accountancy) and Masters of Accountancy
Briefly describe what is your current role at the firm?
I am currently a second-year audit assistant in the Audit and Assurance function of Deloitte & Touche LLP. I spend most of my time serving a large public company out of the Atlanta office. My team is comprised of approximately 20 auditors of all levels.
What one personal quality helps you most in your auditing career and why?
My organizational skills helped me throughout college and remain invaluable in my professional career. Maintaining task lists, setting goals, and prioritizing are imperative in auditing, a field in which one can be assigned multiple projects simultaneously. Meeting targets and goals not only affects my performance, but impacts the entire team and its accomplishments.
What experience as an undergraduate student provided you with the best preparation for your job and why?
Auburn University’s undergraduate curriculum prepared me well for a career in auditing. In addition, interning at Deloitte & Touche, LLP, during my senior year provided me with significant experience prior to starting my full-time position with the firm. This internship gave me an understanding of what my role and responsibilities as an auditor would entail as well as insight into future career possibilities.
What advice, personal or professional, do you have for students considering a career in auditing?
I would advise students considering careers in auditing to talk to professionals currently working in the auditing field of public accounting. Students should explore options with firms of all sizes, each of which can provide different career options. Auditing touches on many facets of accounting and requires both analytical and interpersonal skills.
What has been the best part of your job and why?
I’m thankful for the opportunity to work with really smart, driven people that are close to my age. It’s rewarding to be a part of a team made up of members who are all working toward a common goal. Working and getting to know people from all parts of the country with different backgrounds has been a great opportunity.