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March 2019 Employee Spotlight: Ally Duras

Published by Andrea Cannistraci on 01 Mar 2019

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As a distributed company, not only do we serve our clients remotely but our team members work remotely as well. We understand the accounting, bookkeeping, cash flow management, and tax nuances of running a distributed company. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide the highest quality Virtual CFO services and 401(k) Audits while working remotely with (and for) our customers, and we couldn't do any of it without our amazing team.

Every month we spotlight one of our employees so you can get to know us better. 

This month we bring you: Ally Duras

  1. What is your title and how long have you been with Summit?
    I’m a senior accountant. I started in January 2014, so I’ve been here over five years.

  2. What has been your favorite project at Summit?
    I really enjoy being a part of the Company Retreat team. Being able to contribute to dinner spots and activities was really fun.

  3. Describe what you were like at age 10.
    I was a Daddy’s girl and a bit of a tomboy. I liked to help my Dad remodel. However, I also participated in dance, cheerleading, and gymnastics. I was certainly well-rounded, but not a girly-girl. I hated the color pink.

  4. Do you have an office nickname? What is it?
    Not really. My name is Allison, but I go by Ally.

  5. Do you recall any embarrassing moment at work?
    I was sharing my screen with a client, and forgot. The client mentioned a word I was unsure the meaning, so I googled it…as everyone watched my screen. Oops!

  6. Favorite travel spot?
    Cedar Point in Ohio. My family took an annual trip around my June birthday and Father’s Day weekend. My cousins, aunts, uncles would often join too.

  7. How do you define success?
    Being able to accomplish anything that makes YOU happy.

  8. Are you messy or organized?
    I’m an organized mess. I have papers all over my desk—but I know where they are.

  9. What have you gained from working at Summit?
    I’ve gained confidence. I can now project confidence with clients. I feel more comfortable leading client meetings. Pointers from leadership has definitely helped, but over time I’ve become more comfortable. Practices does make perfect.

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