Meet the Team: Jessica Zaniolo

Jessica, Associate

Jessica Zaniolo - Team Awesome | Outsourced Accounting

How did you end up working with Red Granite and ORBA? What path brought you here?

Funny enough, I started college as an accounting major, but switched after a semester. Fast forward four years later to me as an urban farmer in need of a second job, I took a position as an office manager and accountant’s assistant at a restaurant. The following year, the accountant trained me to take most of her responsibilities as a full-charge bookkeeper as she was leaving. I decided it was something I wanted to pursue in an environment where I could learn and grow and found myself at Red Granite.

What’s your area of expertise? or What’s the one problem you’re best at solving for your clients?

I probably have the most experience in Accounts Payable, but lately I find myself very deeply involved with Accounts Receivable.

What gets you excited about working with Red Granite?

Learning and working with the team to find the best ways to get things done.

Where did you grow up?

The south suburbs of Chicago.

Weekend hang out?

Someplace with live music, or wherever my friends are hanging out.

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

Traveling outside of the country.

Favorite Quote/Personal Motto?

“‘I’m bored’ is a useless thing to say. I mean, you live in a great, big, vast world that you’ve seen none percent of. Even the inside of your own mind is endless; it goes on forever, inwardly, do you understand? The fact that you’re alive is amazing, so you don’t get to say ‘I’m bored.'”

-Louis C.K.

Three things you think are awesome:

Music, food, gardening.

One thing no one could guess just by looking at you:

That I work for an accounting firm!

If you had a superpower it would be:

To be invisible on command.

I can’t get enough of ____________

live music in small venues.

Truth. How do you actually feel about math?

I was always generally pretty good at it, so I don’t have any bad feelings towards it.

What is the last picture you took with your phone?

A meal I made for a Bojack Horseman marathon with friends.

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