Meet an Accountant

Meet a Tax Accountant

What made you decide to join our team?

I decided to leave public around the same time that SIG reached out to me. I was specifically interested in SIG because I majored in both accounting and finance in college, so I was excited to finally get a chance to apply both academic interests. When I eventually met with the Tax team, I felt how team-oriented everyone was, and that was a nice change from my prior role.

How would you describe the growth you've seen in your time at SIG?

Soon after I started at SIG, I was entrusted right away with complex projects. As time progressed, I was given even more responsibility. Our corporate culture really supports open communication, idea sharing, and collaboration. Because of that, I've been able to raise my hand and gain exposure to many different areas and opportunities within the Tax Department. This includes research on topics like the applicability of tax reform on both international and domestic SIG entities, as well as individual taxation, and engaging with tax authorities at local, state, and federal levels. I've also enjoyed having the opportunity to learn and train others on new tax software in order to enhance efficiency within the department.

If you were speaking with someone who was considering SIG, what would you say?

SIG is an awesome company. You will be rewarded for your dedication and hard work with access to challenging projects and amazing (formal and informal) educational opportunities. The perks here are great too! My personal favorites are our on-site gym and fitness classes. The Educational Assistance Program is also a huge plus. Our Head of Tax really encourages continued learning by offering CPE courses throughout the year to our accountants. It's great to have the support of my team and the firm as I pursue my Master's degree in Taxation, while also participating in the many classes that SIG offers to continue to build my knowledge of our business.

What's the work/life balance on your team like?

I really appreciate that our focus is not on billable hours and that our workload is consistent throughout the year. Work/life balance has been great here. We all work really well together so we are able to balance our work and support each other accordingly.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself.

I was born and raised in Colorado, and I have a mean moonwalk!