Allison, Accounting

What do you do at Pinnacle? What does that entail? I assist both Kristine and Paul with the accounting, which involves a lot of QuickBooks entry and reconciliation.  I sit between their offices so I get bombarded from both sides.

What are you known for professionally? What do you have a knack for? I’m known for extremely accurate work and finding the impossible-to-find error. I love any opportunity to work in Excel. Excel is a beautiful thing.  I also have a strong work ethic and upbeat personality.

What’s the one problem you are best at solving at work? What do people say about you? I hope that what people say is that they can relax and trust that the numbers and worksheets I give them are correct, making their job just that much easier.

Who have you worked with in the past? And what have you done for them? Before joining Pinnacle, I worked as a Bookkeeper with a trucking company, and also a Medicare/managed care consulting firm, both based in greater Atlanta. Responsibilities included everything from payroll and various HR functions to general accounting.

What are you most passionate about professionally? What most excites you about your work & the contribution you can make? I am really keen on numbers that are correct and totals that tie. Reconciliation is by far my favorite task. Being able to contribute to improving processes and spreadsheets that help me and my team to be more productive is always a goal and a source of satisfaction.

What are you passionate about personally? What do you really enjoy? What can’t you stop talking about? I am passionate about my role as mom, which is constantly changing. Watching my son grow up has been a constant source of amazement, and I’ve learned as much from him as he’s learned from me. Thanks to him, I also enjoy video games, which can be a lot of fun but a huge waste of time.

Where can we find you when you’re not working? What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend or a Sunday afternoon? I love a good Netflix binge.  I’m looking forward to the warmer weather and getting back into gardening. I haven’t felt I had the space in recent years, but have decided to start container gardening on my back patio this year.

How long have you been doing what you do? I’ve been working as a bookkeeper since I was 19, and I’m not going to tell you how long that’s been because I can’t remember back that far.

Where did you grow up and why aren’t you there now? I grew up in Montana, but life led me to Minneapolis, Los Angeles, San Francisco and, finally, Atlanta. I do miss Montana sometimes, but not enough to move back. Montana is beautiful, but I’ve grown accustomed to Georgia winters!

What would be impossible for you to give up? Coffee. And I could give up chocolate if I had to, but I hope it never comes to that.

Why would someone not want to work with you? I can’t even imagine…