Each week, we will be showcasing one member of our staff. For this week, our very own Staff Accountant, Kate Baker is joining us.
What is your role at Sarah Reames, CPA and when did you join the team?
Kate: I am the Staff Accountant at Sarah Reames, CPA. I started as an intern in 2018. My work varies month to month. During tax season, my main focus is reviewing tax returns that our tax preparer has prepped. During the rest of the year, I update bookkeeping for our clients and keep up with marketing for the office.
What are some details about yourself?
Kate: I was born and raised in a southern suburb of Chicago. I moved to Charlotte in 2016 and have enjoyed living here ever since! I love reading (mostly thrillers) and being outside in the beautiful year-round weather we have. I have a dog named Rhett and I love taking him to the park.
What having you been doing to keep yourself busy during this time?
Kate: I have been catching up on reading (my goal is finish 35 books this year). I have also been baking more. I made s’mores cupcakes and homemade chocolate chip cookies! I am preparing to return to college this fall at Queens University of Charlotte to finish my bachelor’s degree in Accounting and I am proud to announce that I was a 2019 recipient of the NC CPA Foundation Scholarship.
What is your favorite quote?
Kate: “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.” – Eleanor Roosevelt