Shannon Killough, CPA*
I was born and raised in a small town just north of San Antonio, in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. I traveled across the plains of west Texas to become a Red Raider at Texas Tech University -- Wreck ‘Em! -- where I graduated with my Master’s of Science in Accounting as well as my Bachelor’s in Business Administration. Outside of class, I enjoyed spending my time outdoors, whether that be hiking at Palo Duro Canyon, enjoying a jog around the beautiful campus, or spending time floating down the rec center’s lazy river.
After graduating, I made a goal to complete by the CPA exams and accepted a job with PricewaterhouseCoopers. At PwC, I joined the Financial Services sector where I performed assurance work on engagements in the asset management, investment banking, and technology industries. Not only did my time at PwC help enhance my technical capabilities and deepen my understanding of the financial reporting sector, I learned how crucial it is to love what you do, to excel at what you do, and to bring that “team-player” mentality into the work place. While I enjoyed my time in the auditing field, I knew it wasn’t a long-term plan for me.
I had began hearing about Embark – its amazing people and culture – and I wanted in. I came on board, initially into the Talent department, but since then, have transitioned into the internal accounting function.