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Nolan Dilorio, MSA '17

Nolan will begin his career in accounting in New York


Nolan grew up near Rochester, NY. He toured Boston College as a senior in high school, and fell in love with the campus and the energy of the student body. Nolan enrolled in the Carroll School of Management, and eventually decided to concentrate in accounting, “As a high school senior, I had no idea what profession I wanted to go into after graduating from college. After having the opportunity to meet with a BC alumnus and partner at PwC, I realized that accounting was a perfect fit for my skill set.”

Nolan decided to pursue his MSA to gain as much knowledge as possible before starting his professional career at Ernst & Young in 2017. He also wanted to gain extra preparation for the CPA exams.

“After my four years at Boston College, there was no other institution I wanted to attend for my MSA. The faculty sincerely cares about their students, helping them in any way possible whether with coursework or job searches. The curriculum is built in a way that you can gain valuable knowledge in different areas of business while still concentrating on accounting and preparing for the CPA exam. And the energy I felt from the undergraduate student body five years ago still exists today among the graduate students I have been able to get to know in the MSA program.”

Prior to starting the BC MSA program, Nolan was able to gain extensive hands-on experience in accounting as an intern. He spent summers working for MarketAxess, an e-trading platform and technology firm, Baker Newman Noyes, a regional CPA firm in Boston, and finally Ernst & Young. “During my junior year, I interviewed with Ernst & Young on-campus to be invited to the firm’s  Leadership Conference. Following the conference, I was offered a tax internship within the Financial Services Office. After successful completion of the internship; I was offered a full-time position in New York.

Nolan will start work as a Financial Services Office tax staff accounting at Ernst & Young in July, 2017. He will work on the preparation of tax workbooks for mutual fund clients to determine the effects of certain tax provisions offered to the client. Nolan knows that he is prepared to excel at EY and grow in his career thanks to the value of the education he received at Boston College.

“The most valuable aspect of the BC MSA program has been the mix of both accounting and upper-level business courses that are offered. I am able to further my understanding in the field of accounting while also gaining valuable knowledge in other business topics that will undoubtedly be beneficial in my career.”

Nolan hopes to stay with EY as long as possible, climbing the ranks and hopefully reaching the level of partner. From there, he hopes to return to higher education to teach, or continue his career as a tax professional providing consulting services to a variety of smaller clients.