stephanie lau, cpa*
Born and raised in the Dallas suburbs, I journeyed all the way down 75 to complete my undergraduate and graduate studies in Accounting at Southern Methodist University. As a student, I also juggled a part-time job working with KIND Healthy Snacks as their brand ambassador, where I quickly discovered how much I enjoyed breaking boundaries, building relationships, and staying active.
Still, I wanted to see for myself what the Big 4 life was like, and I started in Deloitte’s audit practice in Dallas for two years before transferring to the Houston office, where I stayed another year. Beyond the technical accounting and audit skills I absorbed, my time in public accounting taught me how to ask the right questions, how to become a morning person (which says A LOT as a natural night owl), and how to lead from wherever you are. Energized with this mindset, I’m excited to take the tools I learned with me from public accounting and be a part of a team that’s shaking up the accounting industry.
A self-proclaimed novice and foodie (yelp elite five years and counting!), you’ll be hard pressed to find something I won’t try. Always down for the next great adventure, I also find the most joy spending time with friends and family, wherever we are. GO MAVS!