With more than 30 years of experience in accounting and general bookkeeping, Michelle has tackled nearly every standard monthly process from payroll, A/P, A/R, depreciation, fixed assets, and prepaid expenses to inventory control, deferred revenue, and investments. She has familiarity with commission and royalty reporting as well as with standard human resources roles related to benefits and personnel files. Michelle is accomplished in entries leading up to and including the preparation of monthly and yearly financial statements, as well as audit schedules, and she fully grasps small business accounting.
Having worked in large property management firms for both commercial and residential properties, Michelle understands the accounting and tax issues relevant to that industry. She is also skilled in multiple aspects of HUD reporting, including financial statements and property damage reimbursement claims. Her experience with nonprofits has also given her familiarity with the IRS Form 990 as well. Michelle is proficient in Microsoft Office applications, QuickBooks, Pro Series Tax and Document Management Systems, and ADP, as well as Net Forum, ACCPAC and AS400 software packages.
Clients value Michelle’s skills. She is a focused problem-solver who is goal-oriented, conscientious, and diligent with duties. Michelle also navigates stressful situations while remaining calm and positive. By being unflappable, she helps those involved to overcome challenges with confidence.
Nonprofit, Property Management, Real Estate
Where is an exciting place you have visited or an incredible view you have seen?
In 2002, my family spent 20 days tent camping throughout the Southwest. From New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, and home through St. Louis. Our children, ages 14 and 10, will never forget the sites we saw. They included actual Road Runners and Saguaro cactus in the Arizona desert, the Grand Canyon, and the five Utah National Parks.
What are some causes you support?
As a family, we support Lifeline of Ohio’s Organ Donation Registry Program and the Stephanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research. As a breast cancer survivor, I encourage all women to have a yearly mammogram. Early detection is key!
What was your first job?
My first job was as a Senior in my High School’s Business Program. I attended school in the morning and worked part-time for The American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) as an Administrative Assistant. Fast forward 23 years, after raising children, working part-time, and going back to school to earn my Accounting degree, my first full-time job was at ASNT as Controller & Assistant to the CFO.