Mike Whitmire, CPA*, is CEO and Co-founder of FloQast, a provider of accounting workflow automation software created by accountants for accountants to help them work smarter, not harder. Prior to founding FloQast, Mike was part of the accounting and finance team at rapidly-growing Cornerstone OnDemand. It was during the Los Angeles-based tech company’s preparations for its IPO that Mike first composed the idea for what would become FloQast.
Mike began his career in audit at Ernst & Young, where his focus was on media and entertainment. During his time at EY, he performed public company audits, opening balance sheet audits, cash to GAAP restatements, compilation reviews, international reporting, merger and acquisition audits, and SOX compliance testing. Mike graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.
Maximizing Your Degree
You’ve worked hard to get your degree in accounting — now it’s time to put it to work in the real world.
Launching your career in accounting will quickly result in a broad understanding of business and this means the foundation is laid for you to contribute in a variety of ways.
The goal of this session is to open your eyes to the world of career opportunities that an accounting degree presents. If the correct career moves are made, you can position yourself for amazing opportunities across the organization.
Learn how the skills you will acquire can translate almost anywhere — management, finance, sales, marketing, operations, software development, business analysis, and entrepreneurship — and how this can help you maximize your degree to earn more money and find a role you love.