Meet the Fine Point Consulting staff and learn a little bit about what makes them tick. This week: Accounting Manager Gail Pawlak.
Tell us a little bit about when you started at Fine Point and what you do there.
I’m an Accounting Manager with Fine Point, which means I take care of the day-to-day operations with different clients. I also manage month-end reviews and reconciliation of accounts, and do payroll. For the companies I work with, I’m usually working with a team of 2-3 coworkers, typically a controller and a staff accountant.
What changes have you seen in the last six years at Fine Point?
The biggest one is that the business has grown from one to around fifteen employees. Things are always changing here in terms of finding newer, faster ways to do things more efficiently to help our clients. We’re constantly reviewing new software and apps. We work with many startups, but also some more established businesses as well. Some of the businesses we worked with in the past grew so large that they hired their own in-house accountants, which is [Fine Point Owner] Luella’s goal—to get these startups to grow to the point where they don’t need us anymore.
In recent years, we’ve also become a Results-Only Work Environment, which means we have the flexibility to work where and when we want, provided we’re meeting client needs. I usually work in the office, but it’s nice to have that flexibility option, especially when the weather is bad or when I have appointments that I need to work around.
What do you like best about working at Fine Point?
Luella is very easy to work with. (When I first started, she was very patient training me!) The culture here is great and fun. I really love all the people I work with.
What have you noticed about how business has changed in Madison in recent years?
Business—and the range of businesses—seems to have grown tremendously here. All the different startups we have in the Madison area are just amazing.
When you’re not working, you…
I spend time with my grandkids. I also enjoy antiquing and cooking.
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