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Amber Y. McGhinnis, CPA – 2018 40 Under 40 Honoree

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Amber Y. McGhinnis, CPA

Senior Manager
Martin Starnes & Associates, CPAs, P.A.
Hickory, NC
www.martinstarnes.com

LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/amber-mcghinnis-cpa-a1181231/

Professional Associations/Memberships:

  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountant
  • Member, North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (past president of the Catawba Valley local chapter)
  • Board Member, Catawba County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Catawba Advisory Board

Career Highlights:

  • Began my accounting career at my current firm as an intern during college
  • 2013 – recognized in the Top 10 Under 40 for the Hickory Young Professionals
  • 2017-18 graduate of Catawba County Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Catawba program
  • Currently responsible for internal quality review of all attest reports issued by our firm

What are you doing to make a difference in the profession, your community, the worl?

Aside from my professional life, I enjoy helping those in need in the community and using my talents to serve. I have coordinated multiple community service events for the NC annual CPA Day of Service (monetary, food and school supply donations). I have also been involved in several Relay for Life events for the American Cancer Society, once as a co-captain of a team. I am currently involved in the PTO & PTA organizations at both of my children’s schools and serve as the treasurer for the middle school PTA. I am a past treasurer for the elementary school PTO.  

Favorite books/websites/speakers

  • “7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” by Stephen Covey

What do you see yourself doing professionally in 10 years?

In 10 years, I see myself continuing to grow in the profession with my current firm, helping to streamline our reporting processes with a continued focus on quality.

What accounting conferences do you normally attend?

North Carolina Association of CPAs (NCACPA) conferences

What websites/magazines do you use to keep up on news of the accounting profession?

Journal of Accountancy, Interim Report (NCACPA magazine), Accounting Today

 

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