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Rachel Byers, Ph.D, CPA – 2021 40 Under 40 Honoree

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Rachel Byers, Ph.D, CPA – 2021 40 Under 40 Honoree

Partner and Graduate Accounting Professor
Byers, Byers, & Associates PC and Purdue University Global

www.byerscpa.com

Career highlights: 

My career has taken many twists and turns in the past few years, however, some career highlights are:

  • PhD at the young age of 27
  • Has contributed to growing firm revenue over 10x since 2008
  • Various publications in the Journal of Accounting and Finance and the Journal of International Finance Studies
  • Mobile Bay Magazine’s “Top 40 under 40Award (2020)
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, School of Business, Kaplan University (2017)
  • “Graduation with Distinction” – Honors Graduate, Capella University (2012)
  • Honors Graduate, Culverhouse School of Accountancy, University of Alabama

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

  • Board of Directors, Treasurer, The CORE Project, Inc., 501(c)(3) (2019-current)
  • Member of the Capital Campaign for the Women’s Program Committee of The Shoulder, 501(c)(3) (2019-current)
  • Board of Directors, Treasurer, The Seven Project, Inc., 501(c)(3) (2018-current)
  • Board of Directors, Treasurer, Friends of the Wild Whoopers, Inc, 501(c)(3) (2017-current)
  • Head Coach for Southern Spirit Softball, a local 501(c)(3) (2014-current)
  • Board of Directors, Treasurer, Daphne Girls Softball Association, a local 501(c)(3)  (2012-2014)

Favorite books/websites/podcasts/speakers/bloggers:

  • I wish I had more time to read or listen to podcasts, but unfortunately I don’t. ☹ And my kids dictate our radio so there’s a lot of “kid bop” and today’s hits!

    What do you like best about the accounting profession?

    “I love getting to be involved in the success our clients in such a variety of industries.”



    See all of the 2021 “40 Under 40” honorees.