Interesting Work and Clients
Since joining Tarlow, I have had the opportunity to work with a variety of clients and gained experience across almost every industry from manufacturers, restaurants, clothing companies, toy makers, and not-for-profits. In addition, we are given the opportunity to have immediate client interaction, which assist us to really understand and get to know each client and their business.
One of the most rewarding and valuable experiences is the opportunity to work with start-up companies and companies in high growth mode. As their most trusted advisor, we play a big role in helping these clients grow into established companies. As a staff person, I’ve already been a part of a high growth restaurant client going from 1 to 7 locations, with the ultimate goal of a public offering.
The experience of working with established companies has also been vital in my development as a CPA and enjoyment of my work. Learning how profitable and established companies operate has given me the ability to take this knowledge to smaller and less established clients.
The partners at Tarlow believe in involving the staff with every step of the client lifecycle from initial meetings with clients where I’ve learned business development skills all the way to board meetings. This allows us to feel like we are actively involved with each client and helping them achieve success.
I’ve also been fortunate enough to be involved in both our audit and tax group, further diversifying my expertise and knowledge. The experience of being a part of every process, from working on the audit of a client and their tax return, allows us to understand how each process comes together and makes the work that more interesting.
—Leigh Downing, Audit Supervisor