Member videos: Where do you see yourself: Teens, 30s and 50s

In high school, it’s hard to pick a career. These CPAs envisioned themselves working in fields that demanded numerous skills and expectations — not always accounting-related. But, as CPAs, they reached all of their goals.

JOE RESNICK, OWNER, TOP SHELF SPORTS MANAGEMENT INC.

Being an NHL sports agent isn’t what people usually picture when they hear accountant, but Joe Resnick always knew he wanted to be a sports agent. He was the first person in his family to go to university, and attended the University of Toronto’s commerce program, which led to him obtaining the CPA. Now, owner of Top Shelf Sports Management Inc., his proudest accomplishment to date was having three of his clients play in the 2014 Stanley Cup finals.


TAMARA SCHOCK, CFO, EXCHANGE INCOME CORPORATION

Since she was young, Tamara Schock, CFO at Exchange Income Corporation, always wanted to be involved in business. Looking down the road to 55, she imagines she’ll still be putting her CPA credential to work in financial services, and knows she’ll continue having fun doing it. “I’ve achieved more than I expected to achieve,” she says of her career to date.


GEETA TUCKER, CFO, AGRITEAM CANADA

While some are drawn to the business side, others are drawn to the numbers. Geeta Tucker, CFO with Agriteam Canada, said the combination of numbers and problem solving drew her to the idea of becoming an accountant when she was 12 years old. She envisioned herself working as a cog in the wheel in the corporate world and certainly never expected to land in the humanitarian sector. Looking forward to age 55, she hopes to remain who she is, “but better!”


SARB MUND, OWNER, SOHO ROAD

Then there are those who set out to create their own path. As a teenager, Sarb Mund knew he wanted to be an entrepreneur. The self-described “out-of-the-box thinker,” saw business potential in the projects and careers he looked at, which led him to obtain his CPA. Now owner of three food trucks and Soho Road, he says he is the happiest he’s ever been.


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