Myrna is a tax manager at Sassetti LLC and brings over 15 years of experience to the firm. Myrna originally began her career at SMART Business Advisory & Consulting in the Chicago branch as a tax accountant and consultant. She later moved to the private sector working for a Fortune 500 company before joining Sassetti. Her areas of industry focus include privately held businesses, high net worth individuals, and not-for-profit organizations
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” The real test is not whether you avoid this failure because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere.”
Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Governors State University
Volunteer on the finance committee for a small non-profit, Church Within a Church Movement.
Spending time with family, hiking and biking, reading, and exploring the many coffee shops in the Chicagoland area. Two things you will always see me with are a book and a coffee!
What drew you to Sassetti?
A friend and former colleague pushed out a Sassetti blog. For years, I had driven by the (Oak Park) Sassetti offices but the blog post really made me take note. I had just been laid off from a Fortune 500 company post-acquisition and refusal to move to Arkansas. I knew I wanted something different – a workplace that fostered learning, collaboration, transparency, work-life balance, and an opportunity to grow with the firm. Sassetti is that place!
Describe your work style.
I am detail-oriented, dedicated, and self-motivated. I also rely on my emotional intelligence and ability to teach and empower others.
What is it about Accounting that attracted you to the field?
In college, I was majoring in Psychology and had one semester left when I learned of a “data entry” job that paid well above minimum wage. As someone who was completely and financially self relient, the job seemed perfect in terms of pay and skills needed. Long story short, it was not a data entry job but an tax internship. The firm hired me anyway. I loved it! Tax was stimulating and challenging; it pushed me and forced me to grow. After my tax intership, I quickly switched my major to accounting. The accounting field is never stagnant; it is always changing – this profession is challenging but keeps you engaged, stimulated, and growing as a professional.