Marcus Rien, CPA

Experienced Senior Associate
BDO USA, LLP

YPG member profile

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What's your favorite part of your job?
The people and the challenges. I am so fortunate to work in an environment where each person matters, no matter their level. There is never a shortage of cross-department laughter in our collaborative office and I love that about my days. BDO gives me challenging engagements and the opportunities to do unique and difficult work. I am constantly advancing my skillsets and I come to work every day excited about discovering new and better ways to help our clients.

How did you first get involved in the YPG?
I was at a point in my career where I really wanted to start growing in a different way. I wanted the community of my like-minded peers. I started to realize the impact I could have by getting involved with networking events and listening to all the cool stories people had. No one accountant/CPA story is the same! Excited with this new mindset, I reached out to the MNCPA with an interest to become a YPG captain.

What's your favorite season in Minnesota?
I probably should be answering this question with “Any season that isn’t busy season.” Haha! But who doesn’t love the summer months in Minnesota. An opportunity to see friends on rooftops, meet new people out and about, unthaw from the long winter months and of course play as much golf as possible!

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
I love new experiences and the time it takes to travel really limits that. I’d love to be able to teleport anywhere in the world to see old buildings and new wondrous sights that haven’t yet been explored.

What do you do in your free time?
I love to play golf and volleyball, take my road-bike around the city to see new venues and see how far I can push myself in a CorePower Sculpt classes.

Who is your role model?
My parents are my role models. Their entrepreneurial mindset and tenacity are a daily reminder that anything can be accomplished if you are willing to believe in yourself and work hard for it.

What's the best piece of advice you ever received?
Mark Twain once said, “You’re never wrong to do the right thing”. And I wholeheartedly believe that as I try to live this out every day by doing the right things.