FaverGray welcomed Brandy Arens to the team as a Project Accountant in February. Brandy has worked in accounting for 18 years as a receivable and payables associate for various companies.
She began her career in accounting at KLS Martin LP. She was working in their consignment department building or implant and instrument trays. She was approached and asked if she would be willing to help with the company’s outstanding collections. After assisting for a month, she was officially moved to the accounting team.
She grew her accounting experience working for the nonprofit FCNMHP, working in their business office as the Patient Care Coordinator. She worked with families and grant partners to help families pay for veterinary care at discounted rates and sometimes helping families qualify for free assistance.
After a few years, she left the nonprofit to work as an Accounts Receivable / Payables Coordinator for a local file mile delivery and consolidation company. She grew the department and was promoted to the Accounting and Human Resources Manager.
Tell us a little about yourself:
Answering the question, tell us a little about yourself, always seems to be a tough one. Even though I am a mother, wife, daughter, sister, etc., I am so much more. I am an independent woman, who finds joy in seeing others around me smiling and happy.
What is your favorite part of your career?
I enjoy the process. Being able to take the invoice, or documents provided and reconcile and balance.
Describe what you/your team does for FaverGray:
The project accountants, handle the final steps in getting vendors paid. Once in the invoices or pay applications are received from the project managers, our position ensures all documents are accurate, and balance to the contact, service order or purchase order before processing for payment. ”
What word do you think best describes our company?
What advice would you give to someone interested in a career in construction?
Give it a try, you will learn new and challenging tasks.
Who inspires you?
I am inspired by independent, and positive women in the workforce. They pave the way for others to reach career goals while showing their sense of work-life balance.
How do you define success?
Success to me isn’t defined by just your title and the wage you make. Success is measured by your personal happiness and life balance. Being able to smile and enjoy each day as it happens, and having time to enjoy with your family is a measure of success for me.
What do you do your fun / what are your hobbies?
I enjoy crocheting blankets, this helps me relax and focus at the end of a long day or week. I tend to take my projects out onto the porch and enjoy the fresh air while crocheting. I recently started to learn how to play darts. This is exciting and a lot of fun.
Tell us something that may surprise us about you?
I enjoy camping and fishing.
Where is the best place you have ever traveled?
Where is the next place on your travel bucket list?
What is your motto or personal mantra?
“One Step at a Time” each thing in life must be tackled one step at a time. Taking the time to do the footwork, brings balance and understanding. Sometimes it is a step forward and a step back until each step brings you one step closer to accomplishing your goals.