Clesson Allman

Clesson Allman

Clesson Allman

McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia

I chose to pursue a career in accounting for two primary reasons: it provides challenging work and endless learning opportunities. The accounting world promotes ample opportunity for both difficult work and continuous learning. Reflecting on those, I realize now they have been my motivations throughout my life.

I took my first accounting class during my freshman year of college at the University of South Carolina. I immediately recognized the difficulty of the class, and because of that, I wanted not only to pass the course but also to excel in it. I left that class with an A for the semester. As I have progressed through my collegiate years, the only courses I have found genuinely engaging were those in accounting; no other branch of our business school challenged me as much throughout my studies. It is in my struggle to excel that I have discovered my love and dedication for accounting.

I interned with PwC in their assurance practice last summer before coming to the University of Virginia for my Masters. Coming to UVA has opened my eyes to areas of accounting I once dreaded and awakened a passion for taxation that I did not know I possessed. Consequently, I will be beginning my career at PwC in their federal taxation practice in Washington D.C.