Molly Keifer ’09
Senior Staff Accountant, Crowe Horwath
Accounting and Finance Major from Richmond, Ind.
Molly Keifer loves her work at Crowe Horwath LLP, a top 10 public accounting firm with clients across the United States and throughout the world. Keifer’s work in an audit group has led her across the country to audit the financial statements of companies from a wide range of industries.
“It’s a challenge every day, but learning continues every single day,” she said. “I’ve had clients in construction, manufacturing, higher education, mining, and car dealerships. It gives me such a broad view of business in the United States to see that every company is different.”
One of her clients, a private manufacturing company based in Indiana, recently acquired a company with international operations in Europe and Asia. Keifer learned German in order to collaborate with German auditors on the project.
Even though Keifer wasn’t looking to specialize in international acquisitions, in today’s global marketplace, accountants and businesspeople of all types need to think globally.
“So many companies are making international acquisitions,” she says. “It’s an everyday occurrence.”
That’s one of the messages Keifer shares with Valpo students when she returns to campus as a guest speaker.
“We had speakers come into our accounting classes when I was a student, and now I’m able to return to Valpo once or twice a year,” Keifer says. “There are several people at my firm who graduated from Valpo, and we come back to give advice, tell our stories, and explain to them what our world is like.”