Meet the Team: Janell Barrett

Janell Barrett, Manager

Janell BarrettHow did you end up working with Red Granite and ORBA? 

A freelancer website brought us together. I applied when I saw the project and that they needed a staff accountant that works with community associations. The rest is history. 

What’s the one problem you’re best at solving for your clients?

I specialize in community association accounting. I am best at answering their accounting questions and putting them at ease when they are confused.

What gets you excited about working with Red Granite and ORBA?

I like starting work every day and not knowing what to expect. I also like that everyone seems to love their job.

Where did you grow up?

Central Florida.

Weekend hang out?

Home…I’m a homebody.

First thing you’d like to cross off your bucket list is:

Seeing snow.

Three words to describe you are:

Introverted, Bubbly, Compassionate

Favorite Quote/Personal Motto?

Be careful how you treat a stranger. You may be entertaining an angel.

Three things you think are awesome:

Pizza, a Shonda Rhimes show, Red Granite

What song best describes your work ethic?

If you had a superpower it would be:

Speed, like The Flash.

Best accounting joke?

What do you call a trial balance that doesn’t balance? A late night.

Truth. How do you actually feel about math?

Algebra and accounting are fun. Everything else stinks!

Do you have a secret talent?

Playing the flute.

What is the last picture you took with your phone?

My son.

The start of the new year means exciting new changes for Red Granite.  Beginning January 1, you’ll also find us online at www.orba.com now that we’re part of one of Chicago’s most prestigious CPA firms, Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams, Ltd.  While we’re saying goodbye to our old website and company name soon, we want you to know that we’re still right here to serve all your bookkeeping, accounting, and strategic financial needs. In fact, with our ORBA colleagues, we’re positioned to offer you an expanded array of state-of-the-art services.  So set your sights high for 2017 and sign up to receive our latest blogs and newsletters.  Visit us today, we’re looking forward to welcoming you!

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