Tax Planning and Compliance
B.A. in Accounting, Minor in Economics
University of Delaware
Small to mid-size privately held businesses
MAUREEN M. GAUGHRAN
What first drew you to the accounting profession?
In high school, my math skills were always better than my reading, writing and science skills. I decided to take an elective course called Intro to Accounting in my junior year. I loved the class so much that I took the following Accounting class in my senior year. In high school, I participated in a career shadowing day, joining two partners in an accounting firm for the day. They made it seems like so much fun. I contemplated going to college to get a teaching degree to teach math on the high school level but I changed my mind and majored in Accounting.
Without naming names, describe your favorite client and why you enjoy working with them.
I enjoy working with clients that excel in their industry/business. If they are doing well at their job I can do well at my job being their accountant through tax planning and advising them on strategic decisions for the future longevity of their business.
What do you enjoy most about your professional life?
I like working with different clients and their circumstances every day. This keeps me up to date in the business world.
One word to describe you.
Best way to relax
At the beach with a good book
“Life is what happens when you are making other plans.”
Recent book I liked
The Good House by Ann Leary (Denis Leary’s wife)
Favorite CD or favorite movie
Tequila Sunrise with Michelle Pfeiffer, Mel Gibson & Kurt Russell or Shawshank Redemption.