In our HouseCanary Employee Spotlight blog series, we highlight some of our exceptional Canaries that make HouseCanary such a great place to be.
In this edition of the HouseCanary Employee Spotlight, meet Kenny Gold, Accounting Manager.
As Accounting Manager, Kenny is responsible for HouseCanary's daily finance/accounting operations, as well as providing perpetual support for all teams' finance needs. Kenny is a California-licensed CPA with a Master and Bachelor of Accounting degrees from the University of Southern California. Forever a part of the Trojan family, Kenny enjoys supporting the Trojans under any and all circumstances, as well as anything related to California wine.
We caught up with Kenny and got to know a little more about him.
What is your role at HouseCanary?
Kenny: I am the Accounting Manager here at HouseCanary, managing all finance and accounting aspects, including operational integration with all company teams.
What aspect of your job do you enjoy the most?
I really love creating synergy between multiple teams to yield a more efficient and effective organization as a whole.
What gets you out of bed in the morning?
The opportunity to be a part of creating something new.
What are your biggest professional challenges?
I would say prioritizing the list of finance/operations-related projects and finding the resources (time, energy, etc.) to successfully perform all the projects I'd like to complete once prioritized.
Describe your role in 3 words.
Finance operations efficacy.
What's the last book you read?
"Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions" by Dan Ariely
Do you have any websites your frequent?
TechCrunch and YouTube.
Favorite mobile app?
Do you have any hobbies? What do you like to do in your spare time?
I love wine - I'm actually a California Wine Appellation Specialist (CWAS) and I am currently studying to be a Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW).
If you were a crayon, what color would you be?
Timberwolf. Mostly because I like how the name sounds.
If you could choose a superpower, what would it be?
I'd love to fly.
What is your favorite place in the world? Why?
Yosemite, CA. To paraphrase a quote - "Camping is life, the rest is just details."
What is your secret talent that no one (until now) knows about?
The shower in my apartment agrees that I should have have been the next American Idol each and every year.
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