By Nicole Fracasso, OSCPA communications intern
OSCPA executive board member Amy Vetter, CPA, was recently honored by the AICPA and CPA Practice Advisor as one of the 25 Most Powerful Women in Accounting.
“It’s definitely an honor to get the recognition,” Vetter said. “Especially in this year of trying to transform what you’re doing to make sure you’re still helping the profession in the way the profession has needed this year.”
In addition, Vetter said she views this award as a team effort.
“What the award doesn’t necessarily show are all the people that support the work that I do and the people that help me be me and are working behind the scenes as well,” she said.
Vetter is CEO and founder of The B3 Method Institute, an educational organization that helps people achieve their desired potential in their career or personal life through The B3 Method, the idea that business plus balance equals bliss.
“I was working in the technology industry and at the same time yoga had made a big impact in my life and how I went about my career,” she said. “Coming up with The B3 Method, business balance and bliss was bringing my two worlds together and helping CPAs find their passion and purpose behind the work they do.”
In addition to starting The B3 Method Institute, Vetter has spent her career mentoring women entrepreneurs to help them get the support and resources they need, and she volunteers on various committees with the AICPA.
“The things I do are to help the profession, startups and women,” she said.
Vetter also advises women in the profession to take advantage of the opportunities that come their way.
“Many women that I’ve mentored and spoke with over the years a lot of times will not take opportunities that come their way because maybe they feel like they don’t have all of the qualifications,” she said. “But it’s really important that you keep yourself open to all opportunities and not feel like you have to be perfect in order to take the next one.”
All in all, Vetter said she is most grateful for all the opportunities the profession has given her.
“You can really find something that fits you when you keep your eyes open to what the opportunities are within the profession. A lot of the time people think audit and tax are the only paths,” she said. “But if you open your eyes to all the specializations you can get into, there’s really a path for everyone. It’s just keeping your eyes open along the way for what really ignites your passion.”
Be sure to save the date for the 2021 Women, Wealth and Wellness Conference, set for July 22.