Meet Rebecca Stronck
Rebecca is an accountant with Sachetta since 2015.
How did you come to work at SC?
I started working with Claudia Worth in early 2013. In 2015 Claudia and I merged in with Sachetta Callahan so I joined the tax and accounting department.
What’s your favorite thing about working at the firm?
There are a lot of favorite things. I like the flexibility that they’ve allowed me. It’s a very family oriented firm. As long as I get my work done, they allow me the latitude to shift my schedule a bit if something comes up with my family that needs attention.
I also love the variety of work I’ve been included in over the past five years here, and I feel like I learn something new every day. I’ve gotten involved with more clients than just the ones I worked with through Claudia. That has allowed me to grow professionally.
What’s special about your SC clients?
I like my clients because they trust me and feel like they can reach out to me directly with questions. They feel that they can trust me so that if I don’t have an answer, I can get it from the team. They have faith in everyone here, from the bottom up.
What’s your life like outside the office?
It’s busy! I have an eight year old son and a ten year old daughter. In this environment, obviously we’re doing much more together as a smaller family unit. As a family we try to have routines like movie night on Saturdays, and my mom comes over for dinner on Sundays. We try to be creative and mix things up so we can have fun and freedom while still being safe. We love reading, hiking, arts and crafts projects, and cheering on our son in soccer and our daughter in acrobatics and dance. We miss traveling, so we’ll look forward to that next year.
Do you have a work/life philosophy?
Take things one day at a time. Stay positive and focus on the things that you can control. Only stress can come from focusing on what’s out of your control.
Who makes things happen around the office and how do you stay on their good side?
I don’t know if people here HAVE bad sides! Diane really keeps the office chugging along. Matt is always open for, and extremely helpful with, technology questions. He’s so lighthearted it’s hard to get him ruffled. Everyone works as a team, so I think we all have a part in “making things happen”!
Share a piece of professional advice most people could benefit from?
It is okay to say you don’t know something and don’t ever be afraid to ask for help. You have two ears and one mouth for a reason, do twice as much listening as talking.
Bad news does not get better with time. If you make a mistake or something is wrong, own up to it, start talking about it and be proactive about coming up with a solution.
How did you end up in the field?
Many moons ago, on my fifth birthday, I asked for an adding machine. It was all accounting from there! I would ask for adding machine paper for Christmas every year so I could add things up around the house, including all of the items in my mother’s pantry. I would put price tags on the furniture in the house and have my mom pretend to buy the furniture. I’ve always been good with numbers. Accounting was just a natural progression.
What would you do if you didn’t do this?
I would be a private investigator or detective. I love to solve problems and find that “ah ha” moment.
If you could have dinner with anyone dead or alive, who would you choose?
My maternal grandmother. I had a very close relationship with her. Her wisdom is timeless. Especially in this unusual environment, her common sense attitude would really be extremely helpful. She was always supportive and always made me feel that things would be okay, no matter what.