Amy made the jump to human resources in 2013 from banking and management. She holds the Public Accounting Firm Manager (PAFM) designation and is also a SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP). Her background includes not only public accounting but also banking and insurance in addition to working in a union environment. Originally from West Virginia, Amy has lived in northern Illinois since 1997 and calls St. Charles home where she resides with her family and their mini-double golden doodle, Taylor.
Phone: (708) 386-1433 x101 Direct: (708) 406-8622
“No one shows up to fail”
Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) CPA Firm Management Association (CPAFMA)
Rock Valley College; Ohio University; SHRM-CP (Certified Professional); PAFM (Public Accounting Firm Manager)
Work in my yard; Home improvement projects; Writing
What is it about Accounting that attracted you to the field?
I was attracted to accounting as an industry because of the people. This industry is rife with intelligent, hardworking individuals. I enjoy the professionalism and the problem solving we encounter in this industry on a regular basis. And, I was attracted to human resources as a profession because I want to help people. I enjoy HR because I am able to interact with everyone within the company, provide resources, and lend an ear when needed. Over the years, human resources has evolved and I’ve been afforded the opportunity to think strategically and help companies solve problems. I can’t think of another job where I can be as involved and can make a difference to not only the firm, but also to the people who are employed here.
What drew you to Sassetti?
I interviewed with Jessica Freiburg and was instantly drawn to Sassetti. Jessica’s vision for the future of Sassetti was very exciting to me and I wanted to be a part of it. Upon meeting more team members, I knew I had found my people. The inclusive environment, the understanding, the positivity, and the vibe of the office was amazing and I knew I wanted to be on the team.
Describe your work style.
My work style is to trust others to do a great job and support them in whatever they need. I love being surrounded by big thinkers and creative minds. I like to find new approaches to problems and to dig in to an issue with the goal of finding a solution.
In another life, what career do you imagine having?
I would love to have my own talk show!
Describe yourself in one word.
What’s the most inspiring part of your job?
There’s nothing better than finding the right person for a role and seeing them flourish.