Member Spotlight

Andrew is a Manager in DeJoy, Knauf & Blood’s Financial Assurance Practice.  He brings specific expertise to our clients who operate in the real estate industry.   Andrew brings strong technical and industry expertise as well as a friendly demeanor to each of his client’s unique situations. He works hard to help his clients achieve their personal and financial goals, but also knows when it’s time to take a break for a round of golf or a quick basketball game! To learn more about Andrew check out the interview below!

Q1: What has inspired and influenced you to pursue a career in accounting?

My career in accounting was inspired by my love of numbers. Numbers have always been interesting to me and using them to explain why something happened the way it did or using them to find solutions to problems has always been something that I enjoy understanding. Additionally, I enjoy being challenged professionally and with tight deadlines and complex situations, my career has never disappointed me with that.

Q2: What is your favorite part about what you do every day?

I enjoy the fact that no day is the same as any other. I enjoy working with clients of varying backgrounds in numerous industries with a vast range of questions, interests, and concerns.

Q3: What were some milestones both personally and professionally that have happened over the past year?

I purchased my first house, we added our dog Annie to our family, I was promoted to manager, and I have had the opportunity to work with college students both at my alma mater and elsewhere.

Q4: What are your hobbies outside of work?

I enjoy playing golf and basketball. I’m a big Buffalo Bills fan. I enjoy working on my house and spending time doing anything with my wife, dog, family, and friends. I also enjoy traveling and have visited three different countries in the past 2 years as well as gone back to some of my lifelong favorite destinations.

Q5: What is your favorite place in Rochester?

My favorite place in Rochester is the Village of Fairport. I enjoy going to the various festivals and events as well as the variety of restaurants. I enjoy going to the farm market and taking walks along the canal. I also enjoy stopping at the breweries to support local small businesses and sample craft beers.

Q6: If you could give one piece of advice to those starting a career in any field what would it be?

My advice would be to get involved with as many organizations and people as possible. Developing a strong network (both personally and professionally) will lead to new opportunities and valuable contacts that can be used as resources as you develop.