Rachel is a valued hard worker and team player in the Accounting department at AOA. Rachel excels in organization, Excel, and collaboration. Being an artist in her free time helps Rachel with reporting accurately and effectively, as she has a natural eye for displaying information. Rachel has exceptional experience in Excel, Quickbooks, ACS, Navision, RentManager, and Yardi.
Prior to AOA, Rachel earned an Accounting & Finance Degree at Keiser University. She started her accounting career working for a commercial property management firm in southern California. She managed full cycle accounting for over 30 clients at a time and was handled anything from loan applications and property taxes to budgeting and financial reporting. Rachel moved on to being a Financial Analyst for STA Jets, a private jet company at John Wayne Airport in southern California. While at STA, her main responsibilities were to revamp their reporting system and organizational system. With her hard work, she was able to streamline processes and complete projects in a timely manner. Rachel moved back to her home state, Florida, shortly after and started working with T.Z.W., a CPA firm in Winter Park. With T.Z.W. She gained experience with tax preparation and more exposure to a wide variety of responsibilities, most of which were special requests from clients such as helping to devise a budget for a specific project, applying for certain loans, setting up trusts, payroll, and more. Her clients were a mix of medical offices, trusts, restaurants, and law offices.
At AOA, Rachel reports directly to our Senior Accountant and Project Controller. Her primary roll has been assisting with invoicing, payroll, and reporting, among other responsibilities. Her previously held positions have prepared her for this role by providing a wide variety of experiences where she handled new tasks with ease. Rachel looks forward to the new, interesting, and, on occasion, spontaneous learning opportunities AOA will toss her way.