Client service drives our success. For Ryan’s team in finance, that service can take a variety of forms, such as contract reviews, reporting and analysis and project-level forecasting, as well as delivering trainings to the business, researching and implementing new accounting standards, onboarding new entities into our systems, and assisting with proposals. Delivering amazing client service internally helps support our goal of providing amazing client service externally.
Ryan and his team play an integral role in maintaining the quality and nature of our service offerings to see that they evolve and grow to meet our company’s changing needs. The support they provide our project teams, regional offices and global practices will continue to be vital to Burns & McDonnell.
My high school did not offer an accounting course, so when I took my first course in college, I was drawn to the fundamentals of running a business and the structure it provided. I knew I could be successful in a variety of industries with an accounting degree. In my career as an accountant, I've been fortunate to work for a variety of clients across several industries and have had the pleasure of meeting many wonderful people.
As employee-owners, we recognize the need to give back to each other and to our families — from birthdays to wedding showers to baby showers, we grow together and support each other. In our community, we give back with our time, talent and treasure supporting organizations like United Way, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Children's Mercy Kansas City and Lead to Read, just to name a few.
The world will always need the solutions Burns & McDonnell creates. We will always need power, water, transportation, food, energy and more. The challenge for us is whether we can continue to deliver these solutions better than our competitors. With a resume that is over 125 years old, a history of anticipating changes in our industries and the technologies that serve them, and a track record of successful growth, I am going to continue to bet on Burns & McDonnell. There's never been a better time to be an employee-owner here.
I'm more of a Batman guy, but he has cool toys and not superpowers, so I will go with flying. Though that’s not as cool as the Batmobile.