Super CPA profile: Carl A. Loden
- October 28, 2010
Carl A. Loden
Keiter Stephens, Glen Allen
Education: Bachelor’s degree in accounting, Mississippi State University; master’s in taxation, Virginia Commonwealth University
Children: Kevin, 29; Brian, 26; Randy, 24
Favorite vacation spot: Punta Mita, Mexico
Fan of: Mississippi State sports teams; Washington Redskins
Recently read book: “The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine” by Michael Lewis
First accounting job: Working for the Internal Revenue Service in Washington, D.C.
Career mentor: Bill Simmons, Mississippi State accounting professor
How did you become interested in personal financial planning?
“As a partner with a Big 4 accounting firm, I was responsible for providing tax services to company executives. In that role, I quickly learned that clients were very appreciative of recommendations related to their personal financial affairs. I gained personal satisfaction from helping clients achieve their goals. As such, I began to focus my attention on becoming knowledgeable in a broad area of financial matters, which has led to a very satisfying and rewarding career.”