Assisting small businesses–all through the night!

From Megan Clair ’04

I started a new job with the Big 4 public accounting firm KPMG LLP in January, working in the internal audit and enterprise risk unit. As a result of the pandemic, the firm began an engagement to assist small businesses obtain funding through the CARES Act’s Paycheck Protection Program. The engagement requires overnight work. I am continually amazed at my firm’s willingness to step up and assist each other with the work. My teammates are across all our service lines (audit, tax, advisory, and business support) and the country, from Long Island to Pittsburgh to Seattle, and my Houston service line coworkers get together at midnight every Wednesday for a quick coffee break and catch-up session. While this is not at all what I expected when I jumped to public accounting, I am grateful for the learning experience.