Exploring Non-Traditional Accounting Careers in Government

Cody Turley, CPA and Certified Fraud Examiner, joins Blake and David to discuss his SEC career path, describing what it's like to investigate securities law violations. He emphasizes that while Big Four experience is valuable, it's not the only way to have a successful and meaningful accounting career. Cody shares insights into the benefits of working in government accounting roles, including greater responsibility early on, work-life balance, and the ability to transition to public accounting or industry later if desired.

Meet Our Guest, Cody Turley

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Creators and Guests

David Leary
David Leary
President and Founder, Sombrero Apps Company
Cody Turley
Cody Turley
I am a staff accountant for the United States Securities and Exchange Commission in Atlanta. I previously served as a forensic accountant for the Securities Division of the Arizona Corporation Commission and then later as the Chief Account of Enforcement. Prior to that, I worked at a mid-sized consulting firm in Washington DC. I graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho in 2019 with a bachelors in accounting. While in college I interned at the SEC and a boutique forensic accounting firm in Los Angeles. Before college I volunteered for 2 years as a missionary in Ghana. I am a CPA, CFE, and CFF. I am 29 years old and married with 2 kids.
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