Office location: Harrisburg
Graduate of: West Virginia University
In your free time what do you like to do? I absolutely love to travel, especially when it means I get to go and see the Atlanta Braves play. Baseball season is my absolute favorite time of year.
Gabi began her public accounting career in 2016 as an Intern with Maher Duessel and became a Staff Auditor with the firm in 2017. She now serves as Senior Auditor on several governmental and non-profit engagements.
- As a Senior at the firm, describe how you mentor new Staff?
In order to mentor the new Staff, I try and teach them as often as I can. When I am explaining new audit areas or workpapers, I try my hardest to paint a bigger picture for the Staff. I also try and make sure that everyone I work with knows that there are no dumb questions and that I am always available. I keep a very open door (or open video call – now due to COVID) policy.
- As a Senior at the firm, describe how the Managers and Partners mentor you?
The Managers and Partners above me are always there to help me learn and grow. They are very open and understanding, and they are constantly motivating me to be a better auditor. They also have slowly started to involve me in more higher-level conversations and opportunities such as proposals, board meetings and client meetings so I can continue to learn the full process.
- What made you decide to continue your public accounting career with Maher Duessel into the Senior Auditor level?
My clients!! I absolutely love the work that we do here, and the clients that I have worked on over the years. I have developed genuine relationships with my clients, and I get very excited to see them each year. I also love the crew that I work with. Between my co-workers and my clients, it makes some of the hardest, busiest days bearable and sometimes even fun!
- What advice would you give those joining the firm at a Senior Auditor level?
Organization is KEY. At the Senior level there is so much going on that sometimes it can be very overwhelming. But if you can stay organized it becomes a lot less stressful. My Outlook calendar and reminders are how I get through the day and ensure that nothing slips through the cracks. All of the auditing experience will come with time, so it is so important to focus on organization!