Steve Walter, CPA
In addition to running the firm from a business perspective, I also have client service responsibilities. I am actively involved in new client recruitment and retention. I enjoy the time I spend mentoring my partners and staff, as well as strategic planning for the firm. The most satisfying part of my role is getting to know clients, understanding their business, and creating solutions to their financial and income tax problems using creative thinking.
Gary Wolfe, CPA
One of the most satisfying things for me is truly helping our clients. Whether it's implementing tax saving strategies, helping with loans, saving clients' money on insurance or just implementing ways to save the client time so they can spend more time with their family. Every client has different goals and it's a joy to help them reach those goals.
Lauren Nii, CPA
My parents knew I was an accountant from the get-go. I would always count the money in my mom's wallet. Then, at my kindergarten placement interview, the teacher asked me how high I could count. I responded with,In ones, fives, tens or twenties?For me, the realization came during my first accounting course in college. It made sense to me; I liked the logic and the balance.
Nicholas Leach, CPA
I was drafted in the 5th round by the Los Angeles Dodgers out of high school in 1996. I played six seasons in the minor leagues before deciding to go back to college, I choose a career in accounting. I consider the successful transition from the baseball field to succeeding in the classroom as my greatest achievement.
Bill Roesler, CPA
My first job was as a busboy in a nightclub, the East Hills Supper Club. They had a very classy restaurant that brought in "not quite the big name" entertainment; mostly names on the downturn, like the lounge acts in Vegas, but they were still big names to me. After a couple weeks of bussing, they were short a waiter on a Saturday night (panic) and forced me to fill in. I was terrified. It turned out to be a great thing for me; there was no time to be my normal shy self. I had fun, met some nice, influential people who helped me later in life, and I made great money. They created a monster and let me finish out the summer as a waiter, but since I was underage I couldn't handle drinks. That was a hassle for them. So next summer it was bussing again, but I added lifeguard to my resume which opened up a whole new world.
Kathleen Bates, CPA
My mother graduated from Texas Tech University with an accounting degree. So, you could say that accounting is in my DNA. For anyone aspiring to become an accountant my advice is to get involved in CPA professional organizations to help shape the future direction of the profession.
Nicolas Giosa, CPA
Passing the CPA exam was one of life's biggest achievements. Going through the process I witnessed other people pass all of the exams very quickly. That wasn't the case for me. I struggled at first, but I never gave up because I knew I needed to pass to progress my career, and I did just that.
Kyle Nabors, CPA
I’ve always had a thing for numbers ever since I was young. When I was in elementary school, I would memorize statistics of all the NBA and NFL players. From there, my love for math and numbers continued to grow. I always wanted to pursue a business degree, and I focused on accounting once I started at Fresno State. After beginning my internship here at The W CPA Group and taking some beginner accounting classes, I knew that accounting was the right career choice for me.