From UCLA to detective
As an undergraduate, David's future was wide open, but the draw of his accounting courses kept him returning for more. The concepts came together like pieces of a puzzle, which sparked his interest in researching the CPA career path. "The more I learned, the more I realized accounting's immense potential and the doors it could open," David said.
Through UCLA’s campus recruiting program, David secured a tax internship with Baker Tilly and spent the summer between his junior and senior years working in our San Diego office. While he loved the people and culture, he felt the predictability of tax-related responsibilities didn’t satisfy his desire to tackle a diverse range of challenges. He wanted to do more open-ended problem-solving, and in speaking with his recruiter, he learned about opportunities with Baker Tilly's Forensic, Litigation and Valuation Services (FLVS) team.
"I was intrigued by the idea of applying my accounting skills to complex and challenging cases like fraud investigations, so when I received a full-time offer for the practice, I accepted,” he said.