What I work on
I oversee the financial department. We handle financial preparation, invoicing clients, paying vendors and staff, contract development, and looking at company and project profitability. I help managers determine resource needs and develop plans around those resources. We inform company strategy by monitoring our numbers.
How my career has evolved
I have a computer programming degree. I decided that’s not what I wanted to do, so I went back to school and got my accounting degree. I worked in insurance while I worked my way through my second degree. I went into public accounting for five years, doing tax and audit work. I loved the work, but it demanded too much of my time. I decided to try the industry side of accounting by working for TRG.
What I enjoy most about my work
I’ve been with the company since 2001. The reason I’ve been here that long is change. I need to be busy at all times, and the change inherent in a small business continually presents new challenges for me. At TRG, we are constantly re-inventing ourselves and that energizes me. I also enjoy working with our team. We have such a brilliant team and the things they achieve never cease to amaze me. It’s really cool to watch them in action. I like the numbers too, of course!
What I do outside of work
I enjoy photography. I like the creativeness of it. I take pictures of my son and nature. I read a lot—anything I can get my hands on. I do a lot of continuing education reading in the area of accounting, as well as young adult books. That’s where I’m focused right now, because my son is reading them too.