Member Profile: Ryan Foster

November 30, 2015

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Why did you become a CPA? 
I decided to become a CPA while at the University of South Carolina because I enjoyed the challenge of the course work, and the eventual challenge of passing the CPA exam.  The career path of a CPA provided a stable job marketplace after college and endless opportunities to become a professional that positively contributes to the organization in which you are employed.  

What do you enjoy most about being a CPA in the health care industry?
I spent the first seven years of my career in public accounting serving clients in many different industries, and was exposed to many different ways various industries positively contribute to their customers, clients and markets.  The health care industry is particularly rewarding as a CPA because our finance function provides support to our team of medical providers and clinic staff as they deliver needed medical care to the many communities we serve. 

How have you benefitted from your membership in SCACPA? 
My membership in SCACPA has provided me the ability to grow professionally through interaction with fellow CPAs in continuing education, social events and the ability to engage in other important initiatives for our profession in South Carolina.

How do you enjoy your leisure time?
My leisure time is spent with my wife Kelly and two children Grace (3) and Nolan (1).  My wife and I enjoy spending Saturdays at Williams Brice tailgating and cheering on the Gamecocks in fall, and I attempt to enjoy the game of golf as time permits. 

What is one thing your colleagues would be surprised to learn about you?
I am a self-professed music snob, and enjoy attending live music shows when able.

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