Patty is a highly skilled and versatile CMA with over 25 years of experience in both accounting and information technology. Throughout her career, Patty has held a variety of positions, including accounting supervisor, information systems business analyst, and internal auditor. Her responsibilities have ranged from performing month-end close duties and financial reporting to leading software implementation projects and managing system configurations. Patty’s experience with financial, operational, and SOX compliance audits rounds out her skill set. She is adept at applying her unique blend of knowledge to meet the business objectives of her clients.
With her in-depth understanding of accounting processes and expertise in accounting systems, Patty often acts as a liaison between accounting and information technology departments to ensure her clients obtain practical and efficient solutions to their business problems. She is proficient in supporting system implementations and upgrades, which includes developing modules and add-ins, designing managerial reports, performing functionality and data accuracy tests, and creating process documentation for end-users. Patty is comfortable navigating through accounting systems to obtain meaningful financial data, and she uses her advanced Excel skills to automate and streamline repetitive tasks and create valuable financial reports.
Patty understands the importance of collaborating with others to effectively achieve project goals. With her comprehensive knowledge and excellent communication skills, clients appreciate her ability to build strong relationships and to provide immediate value on her engagements.
Manufacturing, Nonprofit, Research & Development, Retail, Supply Chain, Wholesale
Is there a cause or volunteer activity that is important to you?
I volunteer with Neighbor to Neighbor. It is a program that does odd jobs for people needing help. It is amazing how small things can make a difference for someone.
Do you have a favorite activity or place to go in Columbus?
My family has become Escape Room buffs over the past few years. When we are all together, we will search out new locations. They are a lot of fun!
What was your first job?
My first job was flagging traffic for a road construction crew. Those were long, hot days on my feet. The smell of fresh asphalt still brings back memories of that job.