Born in Transylvania, Romania, Simona is always happy to talk about her birthplace — "When asked about my background, I am always happy to share my views of Transylvania — a strange region, yet beautiful in its simplicity.  It is the breathtaking scenery that it should be known for, not the vampires" she patiently explains with a smile.


Since joining Eder, Casella & Co. in 2015, Simona has worked on accounting, taxes and auditing. “I like the small-firm atmosphere, where managers and partners are genuinely friendly and make sure that employees feel like a valued part of the team,” she says. “I think we are very successful in providing personalized services to our clients. While clients have a familiar contact person they can get in touch with, they also benefit from the involvement of management on each job we do. On each assignment, there is a staff accountant, a manager, and a partner involved.”


Simona — a member of the Illinois CPA Society — earned a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Northern Illinois University and was motivated to pursue her career after seeing accountants in action. “While working as a bookkeeper for a small company, I had a very positive experience with the CPA firm that was doing the quarterly accounting,” the married mother of one recalls. “It was an inspiration to become an accountant and see things from a different perspective.”



Get to know Simona — Five Facts:


1. If I wasn’t an accountant… “I would be an archeologist or an ancient history teacher.”


2. I’m inspired by… “Women who have managed to "have it all":  both a successful career and a fulfilling family life.”


3. When I’m not at work, I enjoy… “Going on long walks with my son and Siberian husky, biking, fishing, and reading.”


4. Accounting is fun (yes, really!) because… “It involves interacting with all kinds of people. Our clients have different expectations, settings, attitudes, approaches and that makes things very interesting.”


5. My favorite inspirational quote is… “To be prepared is half the victory.” — Miguel de Cervantes



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