Erin Kouch

“A sense of accomplishment at the end of the day….”

My background wasn’t in nonprofit accounting. I had worked as an auditor in the beginning of my career and then moved into private equity administration, which was similar to what I do at YPTC in that I was providing an outsourced accounting service. But YPTC is different because nonprofit executives generally don’t have as much financial acumen as my clients in private equities did. It’s a nice change for me to be able to speak to my clients in laymen’s terms.

After I had my second child I started looking for part-time work because my schedule was too busy. I googled Your Part-Time Controller and was immediately intrigued by YPTC. As I went through the interview process and read the staff’s testimonials, the more impressed I became. I knew it would be a good fit.

Now I work part-time which is great because I’m able to spend time at home but still continue my career and use my skills as an accountant. My schedule is very flexible. Since joining YPTC I’ve had a third child. YPTC has been very supportive during my maternity leave, making sure my work was covered and I returned when I was ready. I was really able to enjoy my time at home but looked forward to being back at work.

On a professional level, I have oversight when I need it but on a day-to-day basis I’m able to manage my own schedule, clients and responsibilities. I’ve found the work to be much more rewarding than in my previous jobs because my clients appreciate the information we provide with their financial statements. There’s a sense of accomplishment at the end of the day, especially since you know you’re helping organizations that are helping others.

There are many opportunities to connect with our fellow employees and there are always a lot of fun things that we do. Our staff meetings are a great way to connect to other colleagues. The trainings provide lots of useful information that I can apply to my day-to-day. It’s a great company to work for.