Melissa Duerr - Canandaigua Office
As I’m reaching the end of my tenth busy season doing governmental audits, I’m reflecting on how blessed I am to do the work that I love with people who are like family. It all began with an interview with Ray Wager when we realized that we grew up on the same street, in the same small town, in houses across the street from each other. Throughout those years the trust and commitment built; knowing that others have my back, that iron sharpens iron, celebrating with each other, and simply having fun together. It’s interesting looking back to see how it all came together perfectly.
Krista Niles-Updyke - Elmira Office
September brought with it a myriad of work and deadlines. I was wrapping up audits for many fiscal year end clients and started planning for calendar year end clients. MMB headed into its fiscal year end and I was busy billing clients and collecting receivables. Normally, sending the kids back to school is a welcome relief. However, this year brought the first day of remote instruction for my kids in their hybrid school year and we are working through zoom meetings and learning platforms. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by it all. What keeps me going is a support system both at work and at home. I know I have a team to rely on at MMB and can delegate tasks as appropriate.
Raechel Taddei - Rochester Office
With over 35 states on the NY travel advisory due to COVID-19, much of our summer travel plans have been curtailed. Personally my family members live in restricted states so I cannot even visit them now that the extended tax season ended July 15th and before the next big due dates of 9/15 and 10/15. A few weekends ago we virtually attended my nephew’s wedding in KY via Zoom rather than being there in person.
Ryan Snyder- Rochester Office
Summer 2020, where nothing is normal. I’ve largely been working from home this summer and its been a good experience. MMB has heavily invested in their IT infrastructure over the years and all that investment is paying off. I’m fortunate to have fiber optic internet service at my house, so the connection has been great. We’ve been working with our clients and thanks to our great team members we’ve been able to service their needs in a timely fashion.
Tom Wolf - Rochester Office
In my 37-year career I can easily say this past winter and subsequent spring have been the most challenging time ever to be a CPA. Our clients needed a tremendous amount of help and I felt like we were there for them helping them to navigate through the PPP loan process while meeting all of the regular tax deadlines. While I initially thought working from home may be difficult, it turns out it was incredibly productive as we have such great technology at our firm and a great support staff.