Chaleise Fleming, CPA, CFE
Tax Manager, Greenwalt CPAs
INCPAS member and gamer, crafter and equestrian
What is this costume about?
I “cosplayed” Princess Serenity from Sailor Moon, a 90s cartoon, and won the anime Costume Contest at this year’s GenCon. My mom and I handmade the outfit, the staff was made with a friend’s 3D printer, and I made the tiara myself. I received $100 cash, a neat medal, bragging rights, and a four-day ticket to next year’s GenCon.
How do you unwind after a busy day in the office?
Besides cosplaying, gaming and being crafty, I also compete in the equestrian sport of eventing. I have a four-year-old horse, Darth Vader.
Any good office perks?
We have a wonderful “Green Room” with a pool table, large TV, and popcorn machine.
What do you do for lunch?
There is a group of us at the office that bring our lunch most days. We eat together and watch the Price is Right.
What’s on your desk right now?
My laptop and monitors, a photo of my husband and me, two of my favorite Hot Wheel cars, seashells from my honeymoon, and stress balls from past INCPAS Professional Issues Updates.
What’s the best thing you’ve read recently?
I am currently working on reading Diana Gabaldon’s “Outlander” series.
What’s your favorite app and why?
Zillow right now, as my husband and I are planning to buy our first home soon.
What made you decide to become a CPA?
I have always had an interest in business and business functions, not to mention I loved bookkeeping in high school.
What advice would you give to someone just starting out in the profession?
Believe in and trust yourself and what makes you unique to the profession. Also, tackle the Exam ASAP out of school when studying is still a habit.