January 09, 2014
Alumnus David Krzys Close to Earning his CPALife of a student-athlete can be difficult, but it can also be one of the most rewarding experiences you ever encounter. David Krzys, 2012 graduate of Lake Erie College, began his career journey as an intern for De Nora Tech, located in Chardon.
Krzys came to Lake Erie College from Ashtabula to participate as a member of the College's first official football team. As a freshman, he experienced first-hand the foundation of a family and a team that many had doubts about.
"I was part of a team that accomplished things that no one ever thought we could. We turned a small division two college in Painesville with several freshmen into one of the most explosive and exciting offenses in the GLIAC (Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference)," said Krzys.
Hard work pays off says Krzys, and being smart and a hardworking athlete earns you playing time. He knew that along with athletics, working hard in the classroom must be a given, and it was for him. Earning the grades landed him a great job before he even graduated! De Nora Tech emphasized how impressed they were that he was able to balance the student-athlete life while working as an intern.
Krzys basic responsibilities include sales and cost analysis, financial account analysis, monthly financial closings, internal reporting to managers and various other projects involving price analysis, tax and other subjects. He will also contribute to the implementation of a new Enterprise Resource Planning system.
This year, Krzys traveled to Brazil for ten days to promote the restart of De Nora Tech's internal audit program. The reason for the restart of the program was to continue the success of each of the company's subsidiaries, both nationally and internationally.
"After my experience in Brazil, I was amazed at how differently each subsidiary operated. I was able to experience their culture and how it affects the way they work," said Krzys.
Krzys graduated with a degree in Accounting and was also an ambassador and a member of the lacrosse team. He has passed three out of the four tests towards earning his Certified Public Accountant license. He hopes that this will lead to opportunities working with other subsidiaries internationally.