Young Professionals Spotlight

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Daryl Staley, CPA, MBA
Manager
SEK, CPA’s & Advisors

 

Role you play in your organization: 

I am a manager working in the firm’s Accounting, Consulting and Tax Services Department.

Why do you wake up and go to work every day?

Every day is something new, and I never know what opportunity will present itself when the day begins. I love serving as the accounting function for closely held businesses. In my role, I help businesses understand their financial health and provide them with strategies to reduce tax liability, all while assisting them in their pursuit of short and long-term goals.

As a Young Professional, how has your involvement with ABC Keystone helped you?

I have had the opportunity to meet several really smart people who have taught me about the construction industry. I have gained valuable knowledge that I am able to translate to my interactions with my construction clients.

Words of advice for fellow YPs?

Be yourself, ask questions, always give your best effort, and don’t be afraid to fail.

Favorite or inspirational quote?

“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”
– Michael Jordan

Suggested Reads for YPs?

“Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff”
-Richard Carlson
“15 Invaluable Laws of Growth”
-John Maxwell

June 24, 2019