Meet DKB’s 2021 Winter & Spring Interns: Zachary Jencik

Family is quite literally the biggest part of Zachary Jencik’s life.  Zac has 19 siblings and some of them have been adopted from all over the world.  Zac chose accounting as a major to help support his family.  Learn more about Zac below!

  1. Where are you from and where did you go to college?
    I’m from Rochester, NY and I go to school at SUNY Geneseo.
  2. What was the deciding factor or influence in your life that moved you in the direction to choose accounting as your major?
    My dad and older brother are both in accounting. What drove me to it are the opportunities and connections it presents you with. I also want to be able to support my family as my younger siblings get older and need more care.
  3. What is something someone would be surprised to learn about you?
    I have 19 siblings and most of them are adopted from all over the world.
  4. What do you like to do outside of work? Hobbies, creative ventures.
    I enjoy playing music and I’m learning how to produce/write my own stuff. I love to cook and explore the cultural significance of food in different parts of the world. Outside of that family is the biggest part of my life.
  5. What are you hoping to learn more about as you begin your accounting career?
    I hope to expand my exposure to different industries and further my knowledge of tax laws and accounting standards. I’d also like to get more insight into how tax laws are written by congress and the various factors that influence how the bills are written.
  6. What things have you learned about our firm or about the accounting profession that intrigues you since you came on board or had an interest in prior to joining our firm?
    There’s so much more to accounting than they show you in school. It can be a much more personable experience than one might imagine, and relies heavily on consistently good communication between all parties. Seeing how well this firm has managed the challenges that arose because of the pandemic, I’m very interested in the difference in office dynamics and productivity that could be examined.