How Losing Your Job Can Be A Step Forward [PODCAST] with Maria Morales, Partner at Clifton Larson Allen

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Maria Morales

Maria is an Audit Partner at Clifton Larson Allen and has been in public accounting for twelve years, serving public and private companies in industries such as manufacturing, third-party administrative services, software, health care, biotechnologies, and employee benefits. Previously, Morales worked in private accounting in the aeronautical industry. She is one of the founding board members of Tampa’s Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) chapter and currently co-chairs the women of ALPFA committee.

Morales also serves on the board of the Tampa Bay Technology Forum (TBTF) and is passionate about initiatives that focus on the advancement, retention, and empowerment of female professionals. She heads the recruiting efforts for LarsonAllen’s Tampa, Florida location and received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from the University of South Florida. Morales is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA).

  • Tell us about one experience in your current position that just blew you away and that you were really excited about.
  • What was your biggest, or one of your biggest, failure(s) in getting to where you are today?
  • What is a great resource you used along the way that helped you to get where you are today?
  • What is your advice for someone starting out in his or her career?
  • What is your advice for someone who has been working in the industry and wants to make a change or take his or her career to the next level?
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  • And lastly, tell us a quote that you love and how it’s helped you reach your goals.



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