Rita Garson

“A firm that wants the best for its clients…”

I was working part-time for a nonprofit and felt like I had gotten to a place where everything was organized and cleaned up. It wasn’t challenging anymore. My boss wanted to move me into a full-time COO position but I wasn’t ready for full-time. I looked online and found a part-time position at YPTC. After several meetings and interviews, I knew that this place was serious about hiring qualified individuals.

I had never really been challenged in the interview process before. There were some areas of nonprofit accounting that I wasn’t aware of and I came out of the interviews with more information than I started with. They gave me an accounting test and that was proof that this is a firm that wants the best for its clients, and that’s truly what it is: a firm that wants the best for its clients.

They were respectful that I wanted to give my employer as much time as possible for my transition. They gave me a week-and-a-half of training and I felt that YPTC was giving me what I needed to go out to my clients and give them my best. You don’t get that level of support everywhere and that’s definitely different here at YPTC.

I started with four clients, two of which were extremely messy and I had to clean them up, but I wasn’t by myself. I was given the tools and resources to be able to clean up the mess and to be able to communicate with my clients. To work for YPTC it helps to bridge the gap and bring accounting terms down to the level of nonprofit CEOs who don’t have accounting degrees. YPTC does that very well. I can design a plan, show it to an executive director, implement it, present deliverables and accomplishments every week, and they’re thrilled.

It’s wonderful to be part of an organization that’s doing everything in its power to deliver the best trained people who can be placed in their jobs. My previous employers wouldn’t pay for me to go to conferences or get additional professional training. YPTC wants me to be the best trained associate I can be so I can do my job well and they give me the tools to do that. The training makes you feel confident in yourself and in the system that’s behind you.