Kelly Compton Cheline ’08

What am i doing now?

PARTNER COMPTON ACCOUNTING ALTONA, IL

Key steps in my journey:

  • Audited country clubs for a Naperville CPA firm for 6 months upon Monmouth College graduation.
  • Started at Compton Accounting January 2009 as Staff Accountant
  • Earned credentials (keep learning…don’t stop when you graduate)
    • Enrolled Agent (EA) 2012
    • Accredited Business Accountant/Advisor (ABA) 2015
    • Accredited Tax Preparer (ATP) 2017
  • Once you have learned your tasks at your job, look at them from a different angle. See if there is a different/better way to do your work. I’ve implemented different technology pieces to help our processes and to keep up with the rest of the world!
  • Encourage others – it creates a great work environment. Working well with others is recognized by management.