Dennis McCaffery

“It makes the day go fast….”

I’m a CPA born and raised in New York. I had been working in the accounting industry for about 12 years for a variety of international for-profits. In 2016, the company I was working for got sold and eventually went out of business. It got very chaotic. While that was going on I started looking for an accounting job with a company that was ranked as a good place to work and where the schedule was flexible. Once I read about YPTC I got very excited. At my interviews I realized that this was exactly what I was looking for.

This is my first step into the nonprofit world. There’s a lot that’s obviously different but it’s nice to work at places that focus on their important missions rather than just trying to sell something.

It’s a great experience to go to different clients and to help them with their different problems. Right now I’m working with three different-sized organizations in three different fields, with three different accounting systems. What I do at each place is different so it makes the day go fast. There’s always something different and time flies. It’s nice having the change of pace.

It’s also great that I’m in charge of my own schedule. You’re not being micro-managed. It’s like working for yourself but having the support of a team and the resources of a company. It’s the best of both worlds.

At every other job I’ve had you’re stuck with the hours your boss wants you to work, and you’re at their mercy. At YPTC you go to your clients part-time and you figure out a schedule that works, and you go from there. The expectations with the client are very up-front so everyone is on the same page, rather than always working and working and working with no end in sight.

There’s a good vacation policy and I’ve had the ability to take more time off than I ever had before. I’ve been happy with my experience and it’s been a good decision.