By Roz Allyson, CPA, Managing Partner
I recently had my 29th work anniversary at Mahoney. 29 years! It is hard to believe. I have thoroughly enjoyed my years at Mahoney and feel so fortunate to be working here. With Thanksgiving approaching, I have been thinking about what I am thankful for. In my work life, two things stand out that I am extremely thankful for.
This first is the opportunity I was given in 1996 by the partners of our firm to do something they had never done before at Mahoney. I was expecting my first child and wanted to work a flex schedule. They agreed and I worked that schedule for 19 years, until I became managing partner in 2015. The partners let me be the trail blazer on this, in a time when it wasn’t generally accepted. I was also given all the opportunities of the full-time staff and continued to advance, becoming a partner and then managing partner, despite being on a flex schedule for 19 years. I think that says a lot about the importance our firm places on family and flexibility.
I really enjoyed having the ability to work as well as spend that valuable time with my kids as they grew up. I feel so fortunate to have found such a progressive firm. Today, we continue to value flexibility and work/life balance and work with our team to adapt work schedules to meet the needs of each person.
The second thing I am thankful for is the friendships I have made during my years at Mahoney. I have clients who have turned into friends. I also have co-workers that I have known since my first day at Mahoney. One of them has become one of my very best friends and confidants. While we see each other at work every day, we also enjoy doing things together outside of work. One of our favorite things to do has been to bike the Cannon Valley Trail on Saturday mornings. We even traveled to Italy together!
The people I work with are like family to me. After all, we spend more time together than we do with our own families, so it is very important that we all get along! But seriously, I have been so blessed by the people I have met and continue to meet in this profession. Public accounting is definitely a people focused industry and the people at Mahoney are some of the best people I know.
If you are looking for a new work home in an environment that is forward thinking, flexible and fun, I invite you to join us at Mahoney! Take a look at our current openings and come join our family!