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Marcus Rien

Senior Accountant
CPA
Internal Finance

 

How would you describe your role, purpose or the outcomes you drive?

My role is to assist with the monthly close processes and review for financial statement preparation, managing Salo’s fixed assets system and payroll processes and ensuring cross-functional support and coordination. Additionally, I coordinate and drive process improvement around close schedules, reporting accuracies and strategic ad hoc requests.

How has your previous work experience prepared yo for your role with Salo?

I have had a fortuitous career driving processes in Accounting, developing and optimizing financial statement reporting in Finance, as well as leading and advising management through my strategic analysis in M&A.

How do you achieve business outcomes?

Recognizing what the optimal end-result should be is the first step. Everything after that will fluctuate. But when you collaborate with all available resources to achieve an outcome closest to the goal, you can build successful relationships and results.

What impact did your upbringing have on the way you approach your work and life?

My parents built and operate a successful small-business. Growing up watching them work tirelessly to succeed has been paramount to how I view success. What I took from their struggles and triumphs is that you never know what’s around the corner, all you can do is be open to change and have the desire to figure out how to be successful.

How would your friends describe you?

Loyal, caring & competitive.

List three interesting things about you, but only one of them needs be true.

  • I’ve jumped out of a helicopter and snowboarded down a mountain.
  • I’ve never broken a bone.
  • I once qualified to play in golf’s U.S. Open Championship

What is your favorite thing about working at Salo?

Hands down, the connections. From the people I interact with daily to the people I wish I could interact with daily. I love sharing the energy with my coworkers as we all work together to bring unique and exciting opportunities to our consultants and our clients; this is a business that changes lives through connections and I love that!