Emily J. Bristol
AmeriGas Propane/UGI Corp.
460 North Gulph Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Why I Do What I Do: I enjoy ensuring my company follows corporate, state and federal policies and regulations. I travel throughout the U.S., with opportunities to travel overseas, to review and audit AmeriGas locations and UGI Corp. subsidiaries ensuring compliance with company policies/procedures as well as SOX-404, SFAS 133, corporate, federal and state regulations.
Birth Place: Lincolnton, NC
Current Residence: Jeffersonville, PA
High School: Nativity B.V.M., Pottsville, PA
High School Accomplishments:
President and Vice President - Key Club
Bishop's Catholic Female Senior award
Various graduate awards
Varsity female volleyball team member
Higher Education: DeSales University, 2005 - Dual Bachelor of Science Degrees - Accounting and Finance
Becker CPA Review Scholarship Award Winner and Campus Representative
President and Vice President, DeSales University Accounting and Finance Club
President and Secretary, Delta Delta Chapter of Delta Epsilon Sigma National Honor Society
Dean's List, 3 years
Varsity female volleyball team member
Men's club volleyball team manager
Jobs Held in College:
Public Accounting Intern, Beard Miller (Allentown, PA)
Accounts Receivable and Cash Processing Intern, Air Products & Chemicals (Allentown, PA)
Student Tax Return Preparer for the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program
Junior Achievement, Volunteer Economics Instructor, St. Theresa's School 4th Grade (Hellertown, PA)
Work Study Student, DeSales University Admissions Office
Hobbies: Going to concerts, going to Atlantic City, jogging, row boating, hiking, hosting Game Night/Wii Night at my house once a month, reading Stephen King and Sandra Brown novels, and hanging out with my friends and family.
Favorite Music: Country and Classic Rock
Sports Personalities: Misty Mae-Trenor and Kerri Walsh, (the Packers-version of) Brett Favre, Jake Bergey, and Carl Edwards, NASCAR driver.
Courses I Loved: Federal Income Taxation I and II, Principles of Macro- and Microeconomics, Financial Accounting, Irish Music, Physical Education.
Biggest Achievement: Being selected to co-represent UGI Corp. in Vienna, Austria to review the financial reporting consolidation process of FLAGA Austria, one of UGI Corp.'s European propane companies.
Biggest Disappointment: Having several auto accidents in 2004, devastating a dream of becoming an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Career Goals: Promotion to senior auditor at my two-year anniversary; obtain my Certified Investments and Derivatives Auditor (C.I.D.A.) certification; obtain my Certified Internal Auditor and/or Certified Public Accountant certification.
Influential People: My father Michael Bristol, Dr. Tahereh Hojjat and Dr. Chris Cocozza - for being the teachers that convinced me I have what it takes to do well in my occupation and life.
Favorite Quote: "Persevere, because Fortitude is the Only Attitude" - My father.
Biggest Challenge: Juggling 15 weeks/year traveling out of town, 20 weeks/year day-commuting to Reading, PA, celebrating nine siblings and two parents' birthdays and big events, working out, time with friends and time alone.
Best Advice Received: "Go easy on the bottle. Be hard on yourself." (Trace Adkins, I'm Trying)
Advice I Would Give: Never think something is so difficult that it warrants use of the word "impossible."
Toughest Obstacle I Overcame: The death of my mother, Lynn Bristol, in 2000.
What I Liked Best About DeSales: All four years! My friends, my degree, and my life there.
What I Miss Most About DeSales: All four years! My friends and my life there.
What I Miss Least About DeSales: Drama and the cafeteria. Thank goodness for the DeSales University Center!
Advice for Present DeSales Students: Focus on what you need to do and do it, and then focus on your desires. One lends itself to the other and eventually they intertwine.