Kelly Compton ’08 is a partner at Compton Accounting in Altona, Illinois
Key steps in her journey:
- Audited country clubs for a Naperville, Illinois, CPA firm for six months upon Monmouth graduation.
- Started at Compton Accounting in January 2009 as staff accountant
- Earned credentials
- Enrolled Agent (EA) 2012
- Accredited Business Accountant/Advisor (ABA) 2015
- Accredited Tax Preparer (ATP) 2017
Kelly’s advice for students:
“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.”