Rebecca Guthrie: Building relationships to better serve our clients

For Rebecca Guthrie, it’s all about relationships.

Rebecca has been a staff accountant at Sparkmon & Associates, CPAs, for a year, having begun her tenure with the firm in July 2016. As a staff accountant, Rebecca does a little bit of everything, from doing monthly accounting work for clients to preparing tax returns and financial statements. But what she enjoys most is building relationships with the people she works with.

“I really enjoy developing relationships with clients,” Rebecca said.

Rebecca grew up in Covington, Ga., and attended Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville where she graduated in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s of accountancy. She landed her first job at a general practice CPA firm in nearby Henry County, where she worked her way up from an intern to being a member of the tax staff. She performed a variety of tasks there, including tax work and audits.

Rebecca is currently in the process of obtaining her CPA license, and hopes to have it completed by the end of the year.

When Rebecca learned of an opportunity to join the staff at Sparkmon & Associates, she jumped at the chance to deepen her skills and expertise.

“I brought with me a base knowledge of general accounting and had learned how to build strong relationships with clients, which is what I try to do here at Sparkmon & Associates,” she said. “I enjoy working with our clients, gaining their trust and building those ties.”

DID YOU KNOW…

It’s not all about work and studying for Rebecca. Here are just a few tidbits about her:

FAVORITE PASTIME: Shopping at outlet malls and spending time with her dogs, Stella, an American bulldog, and Bruno, her lab mix.

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT: The Gulf Coast of Florida.

FAVORITE KIND OF MUSIC: A wide variety from 90’s music to country. Two of her favorite artists are Matchbox 20 and Garth Brooks.

FAVORITE TV SHOW: The Walking Dead