Megan D. Lewczyk, CPA, CMA, MAcc – 2021 40 Under 40 Honoree
Megan D Lewczyk, CPA, LLC
- Graduated Summa Cum Laude (GPA 3.97), BSBA – General Business (minors: Accounting and Leadership Studies), University of Denver
- Master of Accountancy (GPA 3.95), University of Denver
- Previous IT Attestation and Risk Consulting Associate at KPMG
- Previous Lecturer and Section Instructor at Washington State University, taught Cost Accounting, Intro to Accounting for MBAs, and Performance Measurements and Controls
- Previous Columnist for Going Concern, published 85 blogs on topics including technology, industry-related current events, and advice for young professionals
- Previous COO and Technical Writer/Content Editor for Yaeger CPA Review
- CPA Practice Advisor Magazine’s 20 Under 40 Vender Superstar/Influencer Honoree in 2017, 2018, and 2019
- Completed CMA while 7 months pregnant on the first attempt
- Owner of Megan D Lewczyk, CPA LLC, a boutique consulting firm offering COO and CFO services to small and medium-sized businesses, consulting, coaching, and technical accounting content creation
- Marketing Consultant at Beech Valley Solutions, a tech-enabled staffing firm that pairs the top 2% of accounting and finance professionals to exclusive opportunities
- Adjunct Instructor and Subject Matter Expert at Keystone College teaching Intermediate Accounting II
- Co-founder of a CPA + Military Spouse private networking/mastermind group with approximately 75 military spouse members in the profession
What are you doing to make a difference in the profession, your community, the world?
I’m an educator, mentor, content creator, and consulting firm owner. I’m passionate about helping accountants learn what they need to know to be their best, ranging from technical skills to bolstering a resilient mindset. I’m a big supporter of licensure and encouraging the best and the brightest to join our lucrative, ever-evolving profession. I fiercely advocate for the value of getting the CPA license, whether going into traditional (i.e., large audit/tax firms) or non-traditional career paths. I often talk about how technology plays a role in the future of accounting. I am very concerned about keeping the profession relevant for future generations.
- Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
- Books: The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living by Ryan Holiday
- Blake Oliver & David Leary (Accounting technology podcast hosts, https://www.cloudaccountingpodcast.com/)
- Adam Grant (Podcast host of Work Life by TED, https://www.ted.com/series/worklife_with_adam_grant)
- Clubhouse Accounting and Finance Club (http://accountingandfinanceclub.com/)
- Amy Vetter, (Technology thought leader and speaker, https://www.amyvetter.com/)
- Brian Tankersley (Technology thought leader and speaker, https://cpatechblog.com/about-brian-tankersley/)
- Randy Johnston (Technology thought leader and speaker, https://www.k2e.com/training/instructors/list/206-randolph-p-johnston-mcs)
- Solon Angel (AI pioneer @ Mindbridge and speaker, http://accountingandfinanceclub.com/)
- Jason Blumer (CPA firm owner, speaker, and mentor to other CPA firms, http://www.jasonblumer.com/)
What do you like best about the accounting profession?
I love the versatility of the profession. I’ve been able to repeatedly adapt to the ever-changing requirements of my life while continuing to advance. It’s remarkably easy to reinvent yourself and tailor your career to your interests. There are so many niche skills to explore! Having the foundational understanding that accounting as the language of business opens doors. I am so grateful to have had many different opportunities over the years, all of which I attribute to the fact that I learned accounting as a technical skill. I can’t imagine where I’d be without this wonderful profession!