If the thought of trying to manage your personal or business accounting on a computer scares the heck out of you, Marybeth Alexander is a person you need to meet. Armed with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Public Accounting from Loyola University in Chicago and plenty of experience in converting, installing and maintaining accounting computer systems, Marybeth is a whiz at teaching others how to navigate all manners of accounting software.
Marybeth joined Eder, Casella & Co. as a staff accountant in late 2016, handling accounts payable functions at numerous villages in the area. “I also handle other monthly accounting duties and assist with audits, taxes and payroll during those busy seasons,” she says. “I enjoy helping clients understand what they are doing so that their stress levels are reduced.”
A self-professed math whiz at St. Scholastica High School in Chicago, Marybeth initially ended up at a small manufacturing firm, where she learned accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll and financial statements. “I also worked with a CPA to install a new accounting system,” she adds.
The mother of two teens knew she found her calling when helping a family member with no accounting experience. “I trained them on the accounting software so they not only understood how to use it, but they also were able to understand the underlying accounting methods that were being recorded and calculated,” she says. “I love to be able to do that for clients.”
Get to Know Marybeth — Five Facts:
1. When I was a kid, I wanted to be a…“Babysitter, and to help my dad maintain an apartment building."
2. My first job was…“During high school, I had a job as a diet technician at a hospital. I enjoyed going up to the rooms to give the patients menus, help them fill them out and understand what they should eat.”
3. People would be surprised to know…“Before I had children, I enjoyed going on mission trips. Spiritually, I have the gift of Administration, Helps and Mercy.”
4. My favorite type of music…“I like to listen to Christian singers and bands.”
5. One lesson I learned from my parents and grandparents that guides me today…“My grandmother used to always say that all she wanted was ‘peace.’ My dad taught me to save my money.”
Connect with Marybeth
Phone: 815.344.1300 ext. 273