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"Hello and welcome to women in business where we interview entrepreneurs and senior managers and show you the straits successes, obstacles and roadblocks, women experience in business since I believe every person in business needs to be visible, I'd like to invite you to watch WWW dot SOB. Six. That's the number six tips dot com. Which will give you some valuable information. Should you get the call to be on radio or TV, which I think is extremely important if you'd like to contact me personally, drop me a line at Gail Carson. That's g. a. y. l. e. Gail Carson thirteen at gmail.com or go to my website WWW dot spunky old brawd dot com and sign up for my weekly newsletter. My guest today is Jenny Deloite. She's the office, managing partner in Chicago and partner in charge of assurance services and the SEC practice group for the mid west region of Mark accountants and advisors. She also represents the mid west region on the firm's national diversity program board. She was named one of Chicago's most influential women accountants in two thousand seventeen by Crain's Chicago business. She's a contributing author, DeMarcus, SEC insights, newsletter and leads technical training programs for firm associates, welcome Jenny. Thank scale preceded it. You know. Well, I guess the first question I really need to ask you is why you chose county as a. Yeah. So we back when I was about off more in high school and at the time I had, I was taking a lot of math courses actually, and I was very interested in potentially pursuing a career in that area. And I had asked my teacher at the time in calculus, what's what I could do with a degree in math, and I'm sure he rattled off a bunch of different things. But the main thing you talked about was becoming a teacher and I was very interested in pursuing business already at the time and thought, you know, that's not quite for me. Let me think about some other options. And that seemed time I took a career placement test where they ask you a whole bunch of questions about, you know, your personality likes, dislikes, and the answer came up about ninety five percent accounting. So I thought, well, that probably is a good fit for me and they ended up enrolling in an accounting course shortly thereafter and enjoyed it and have pursued it every. Wow, that's interesting. My sister was a math major. Then she changed over to philosophy which was very different. And I've, yes. Jenny at adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing, but give me owl Jabbar calculus or trigonometry, forget it. I am going to be the last person on the totem pole. So I have that ability. But also I would think that most people think of accounting as a dry field. So is it. Yeah, I hear that a lot. You know. And fact it's quite the opposite. I think there's, you know, thought of you out there of the old time. You know, bookkeepers, that sit in an office and just plug away at numbers all day and and balanced, Fred sheets and things like that. And it's really not at all like that. We did challenged every day, you know, I walk in the door. I think I know what I'm going to do that day and something presents, you know, immediately and my whole day changes, which I love. So it just gives me a lot of challenges. We get to do just a real variety of types of work and work with different clients, different personalities. There's just so much more to it than the number crunching. If you will, we, we really have to get to know people as individuals learn how to work with everyone. Both our internal team members as well as our clients. And you know you just you just do so many different things on a day-to-day basis that you know. I find extremely interesting. We, you know, I think with all the movies and TV shows that have all of these mysteries involved with them. I've always been fascinated by forensic accounting, you know, because you can really catch somebody with that. But I don't know if you go into that arena at all or not, but I would ask you, so you said you really love what you do, what's been the most satisfying about it? Yeah, I think there's, there's a lot of different things I think heard of it is I've seen in my self out of personal growth, even coming out of school and going into field of accounting. I had no idea how much of the, you know, squirrel, Susko, sales skills, marketing things of that nature were involved in in particular in public accounting."