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Ryan Spencer

Ryan Spencer

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP


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Ryan's work combines: Technology, Business, and Helping People

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Day In The Life


I audit the financial statements of companies; most notably, companies that are public in the United States.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    Merced High School, Merced CA

  • Bachelor's Degree

    University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be an Accountants and Auditors:

Bachelor's Degree

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    Focus in high school.

  • 2.

    High school offered accounting courses—I liked it.

  • 3.

    College - lucky to have a plan to focus on accounting.

  • 4.

    Rejected to business school in college for early admission.

  • 5.

    Lucky enough to be accepted in normal admission.

  • 6.


  • 7.

    Passed CPA exam with Honors (take that business school that previously rejected me!!).

  • 8.

    Started work at PWC, moving three times (so far) to follow career opportunities!

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Society in general:

    Accounting is boring. You shouldn’t do that—you’ll just crunch numbers.

  • How I responded:

    I don’t even use a calculator! Auditing is about problem solving, critical thinking, and analysis.