Kerry Gilchrist

Audit Manager, RF Central Office


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Specialties:   Accounting and Auditing


Why I want to be a Mentor:
I have had several informal mentors over my career, and one formal mentor in the 2016-2017 Mentoring Program. I was given the opportunity to become a mentor in the 2017-2018 program, and I feel that both my protege and myself grew from that experience. I am extremely fortunate to have participated in this program, and I?m proud to say that I was a member of the design team for two of the past programs. I am looking forward to sharing the knowledge I gained in my career and welcome guidance from my protege, as I am always looking to learn new areas and grow as a professional.

Personal Statement:
I am the Audit Manager in the Office of Internal Audit Services. I have over 14 years of experience in the accounting/auditing profession. I received my Bachelor of Science degree from The College of Saint Rose in 2004 and my Committee of Sponsoring Organization (COSO) Internal Control Certificate in 2017. I am currently working on obtaining my Certified Public Account (CPA) designation. I am the Treasurer for a local non-profit, as well as, the Treasurer for a city council member, both of which are in my hometown, Watervliet, NY. In my personal time I enjoy attending sporting events and concerts, being outdoors, visiting with friends, and spending time with my family. I also love traveling to new places and seeing new, interesting things.

I am very fortunate to have dedicated mentors throughout my career, those people who were willing to take time to help me grow and accomplish my goals. As much as I strive to advance my own career, it gives me great pleasure to help others grow and achieve their goals, both professional and personal. Answering questions throughout the day, even the smallest questions, and making myself available to people shows my dedication and commitment to learning.

Commitment to Diversity:
I have worked with diverse populations both as a Manager here at the RF and as an external auditor in public accounting. I strive to create an open line of communication for the team members I supervise, as well as, the people I conduct business with on a daily basis. By being open and welcoming to different perspectives, I believe that the Internal Audit team, as well as myself, have strengthened our communication skills. Diversity in the workplace should be openly discussed and welcomed, and I strive to create a work environment where people work as a team, to express all ideas, opinions and views on life.

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