Employee Spotlight is a blog series meant to offer an inside look at our company culture and, most importantly, highlight the talented individuals who help make our company so special. From accountants and software implementation specialists to operations, marketing, and HR professionals, get to know the people behind Chazin & Company.
Today, we are getting to know Michelle Jilek, one of our talented Accounting Implementation and Support Managers. Michelle is based out of Tennessee and has been with Chazin since 2020. Let's learn more about her:
1. Tell us a bit about your role at Chazin & Company?
As an Accounting Implementation and Support Manager, I assist with onboarding new clients. My team evaluates the accounting processes in place to determine accounting cleanup needed for better presentation of financial information for our client’s staff, management, and board. We perform any “catch-up” accounting needed and transition new clients to a dedicated long-term client services team. I also perform our quality control reviews prior to sending monthly financial reports and audit packages to our clients and their audit firms.
2. What's the most rewarding part about your job?
I truly enjoy helping our nonprofit clients to achieve their goals by providing relevant and useful financial information. I also enjoy assisting in streamlining the accounting and finance function for our clients, allowing them the maximum time available to work toward their mission.
3. What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I love to travel and, post-COVID, you never know which city I may be working in. I also love to read, garden and practice yoga.
4. What's your favorite volunteer activity?
While I usually end up being recruited for Board Treasurer, I truly enjoy any activity where I can roll up my sleeves and get involved. One of our family’s favorite volunteer activities is United Way of Sumner County’s Stuff the Bus program. My two teenagers and I have helped collect and sort school supplies, filled backpacks, and distributed to students throughout Sumner County for the last 6 years.
5. Please share any exciting news or a fun fact about yourself:
My partner and I live in both Nashville, TN and Athens, GA to spend time with our families. Between the both of us we have 6 kids, 2 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and a cat. Charlie and Carson, the two Spaniels, commute with me from Nashville to Athens each week.
Thank you, Michelle! Would you like to be part of the Chazin & Company team? Check out our careers page for current opportunities and don't forget to check back next month for a new Employee Spotlight.