Team Member Spotlight: Elizabeth Gilmore

Elizabeth Gilmore is an accountant with over two years’ experience with tax preparation and a passion for business and accounting. She is currently working on her Enrolled Agent certification. Elizabeth is a valuable part of our team and we’re proud of the opportunity to introduce her to our clients. Read on to learn more about her!

Why did you decide to become an accountant?

I decided to become an accountant because I enjoy working with certainty of numbers, the evolving atmosphere of law, and in areas where I can help others.

When were you hired for TL;DR?

January 2018!

What made you decide to want to work for TL;DR?

Toni Cameron is someone I greatly respect and who trained me when we worked together at another firm. Knowing she was looking for someone to work with her made me immediately want to work with her.

What do you enjoy most about TL;DR?

I enjoy the ease of communication, the clear goals, and the great environment.

What is a typical work day like for you?

A typical workday includes checking emails, filing important documents or notes, and working on any projects that have been given to me. Because I help in most of the areas of the business, a day could include anything from filing tax forms to reconciling bank accounts.

What is your favorite tip for small business owners?

Always have a budget and, when forming one, make your predictions as accurate as possible! The extra work can save you a great deal of effort and agony further down the road.

How do you stay informed about developments and changes in the accounting world?

I check news sources as well as the websites of accountancy boards and federal regulators.

What is your biggest achievement to date – personal or professional?

My biggest achievement would be graduating college with an English Degree and an Accounting Degree. It was a lot of work, and I enjoyed the feeling of accomplishment that day.

What do you do outside of work?

I help run some Live Action Role-Playing games in the Northwest! My duties span making props and coordinating with other teams to developing Wikis.

If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose?

Furiosa. Mostly for the legendary status, the explosions, and the feminism.

Do you have any advice for those interested in entering the accounting field?

The most important thing about being a good accountant is enjoying what you do. This field is made for passionate people who can geek out about numbers and changes of rules and the meanings of words — it’s for people to enjoy working in. Embrace it!