Kaiser Consulting honored as a 2022 Best Place to Work in Central Ohio! We graciously accept this prestigious award for the 7th time.
Michelle is an accomplished, committed business professional with 20+ years of extensive accounting and financial management experience as a key strategic partner to her clients. Consistently applying her expertise, she drives bottom-line results by building relationships, improving processes, creating efficiencies, and motivating employees to perform at their best.
Well-versed in all aspects of accounting and reporting operations, Michelle is adept at month- and year-end financial statement preparation and analysis, strategic financial planning, internal control procedures, financial risk mitigation, regulatory and compliance management, and internal financial audits. She successfully achieves organizational goals within time and budgetary constraints by effectively utilizing her project management skills to collaborate with executive leadership members, oversee accounting and finance teams, and coordinate with internal and external stakeholders and auditors.
Michelle has excelled as an accounting operations manager, senior internal auditor, and senior financial analyst with a Fortune 100 diversified insurance and financial services organization and Fortune 500 manufacturer and marketer of specialty food products. She is an award-winning entrepreneur skilled at developing and executing business strategies, operational workflows, and reporting documentation to optimize desired outcomes.
Michelle’s diverse experience includes cost accounting, key performance metrics, inventory management, product pricing, liability reserves, SOX controls, offshore accounting operations, treasury functions, cash flow planning, and workers’ compensation issues. Her leadership abilities result in successful staff mentoring, superior customer service, and productive vendor relationships.
Clients value Michelle’s strong technical and interpersonal skills and excellent perspective as she identifies and resolves issues to help their organization achieve its goals and objectives.
Automotive, Construction, Food Processing/Manufacturing, Foundry, Insurance & Reinsurance, Manufacturing
Have you visited an excellent museum, and is there a museum you would like to see?
I’ve been fortunate to visit multiple museums, and I recommend them all. The Getty in California, the Guggenheim in New York, Georgia O’Keefe in New Mexico, and any architectural creations by Frank Lloyd Wright are very worthwhile. I also enjoy our Columbus Museum of Art and its terrific rotating exhibits. I would love to spend a week in Washington D.C., visiting the many museums.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I’m an avid reader and like listening to audiobooks – especially on road trips with my husband, which we do a lot because we love to travel and adventure together. I’m also a bit of a sky-gazer and will go far and away for the opportunity to see the stars. I’ll never forget seeing the Milky Way while in Colorado at a 10,000-foot elevation because it shone like diamonds. More than anything, I enjoy spending time with my family and cherish being with my husband, daughters and their loved ones, and grandchildren.
Do you have a favorite book, movie, tv-show, or music group?
I love music, especially outdoor concerts, but I don’t have a favorite group or even genre. I’ve had fun attending Summerfest, the annual music festival in downtown Milwaukee. I also enjoy watching live theater. Performances of Shakespeare in New York City’s Central Park and several “classics” at the American Players Theater in Wisconsin were particularly memorable.