Diversity Journal First Quarter Magazine 2022

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Pedro A. Gonzalez





A Dozen Thoughts on Work and Leadership 1. It is important for today’s leaders to properly prepare the next generation by providing proper training and making sure they understand the “why” behind the “how.” 2. My top priority as an auditor is to make sure my clients have confidence in the services the firm provides. I strive to instill trust and open communication in order to foster a long-term relationship.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, accounting & finance, Texas A&M University Company Name: Moss Adams LLP Industry: Energy Company CEO: Chris Schmidt Company Headquarters Location: Seattle, Washington Number of Employees: 3,000+ Your Location: Dallas, Texas Words you live by: Be humble but confident.

4. Unfortunately, unconscious bias negatively impacts hiring and career growth in today’s workplace. It is important to be aware of one’s own biases to make sure all individuals are properly considered at work. 5. As a young professional, I did not adequately prepare for the CPA exam. Regardless of the amount of money spent on numerous prep courses, it wasn’t until I dedicated time and effort to understand the material that I found success in passing the exam. 6. The best advice I have received in my career is to trust in my colleagues and in the way I prepared others to do their job.

Who is your personal hero? My father

7. As an auditor, I enjoy working with new clients every year, and l appreciate being able to learn about new industries and business models.

What book are you reading? I read periodicals, such as The Dallas Morning News, The Wall Street Journal, and National Geographic.

8. I hope that, in the next five years, the world of work will evolve to include a more balanced work/life approach and equitable compensation for all.

What was your first job: During high school, I was a grocery store sacker and janitor at a small grocery store.

9. Community involvement allows company personnel to find common ground and develop relationships beyond work; it also helps teams become more cohesive.

Favorite charity: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Interests: Sports, history, nature, travel, and running Family: Adriana Rivera (wife), Pedro A. Gonzalez (son), and Lya M. Gonzalez (daughter)


3. Mentors have been instrumental in my professional development. I have been very fortunate in my career to have great mentors that have helped me develop as not only an auditor, but also as a leader.

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10. An important trait that has helped me succeed is adaptability. Being able to readjust or acclimate to a new client, service, or team has allowed me to work effectively, regardless of the circumstances. 11. People would be surprised to know that despite my sometimes brash nature, I am a very emotional person. 12. My hope is for the world to become a place where different perspectives and backgrounds are valued and encouraged.



Assurance Partner, Dallas Office Assurance Leader–Central Region Energy Industry Group Leader

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