September 13, 2021 • ISSUE 589

Roman Magar

Professional Accountant, Auditor, and Financial Reporting Manager

MIU alumnus Roman Magar studied business at Tribhuvan University of Nepal. Early on in his studies he set his sights on becoming a chartered accountant (the equivalent of a CPA in the US) and joining the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, a global organization of accountants.

To achieve his goal, he studied three years in the UK. He began his career as an auditor at a chartered accounting firm in Nepal in 2009 and in three years he worked with over 50 companies, gaining significant experience in auditing, accounting, and financial reporting.

He heard about MIU from a close friend and in 2012 joined the MBA in Accounting Program. He enjoyed learning new and interesting things in a stress-free environment and making friends from all over the world.

With MIU friends (from left to right Roman Magar, Amir Shrestha, Chhewang Lama, Nand Joshi, and Arun Thapa)

“It was the best period of my life,” he said. “There was no pressure and you didn’t have to worry about working to survive; all you had to do was focus on your studies. Practicing the TM technique before and after class also helped a lot with focusing my energy on my projects.”

Due to his extensive professional experience, Roman graduated within a year without having to complete a two-year internship. He immediately found a position with Fairfield’s Cambridge Investment Research, where he worked in corporate risk management and financial reporting for four years. During his time at Cambridge, he also obtained several securities licenses.

With colleagues at Cambridge Investment Research

In 2017 he decided to relocate to the East Coast and found a job at the Community Bank of the Chesapeake in Waldorf, Maryland. He has been promoted twice and now is assistant vice president and financial reporting manager of accounting.

Roman fondly remembers his time at MIU and Fairfield, and he appreciates the help international students received not only with their academic pursuits but also with the start of their US professional careers in the form of networking, job search, and resume writing skills.

With his wife Dr. Asha Rai and daughter Ariana Magar