Tim Schloz Joins GJM Team
Gilmore Jasion Mahler recently welcomed a new member to the team. Well, he’s not exactly new as you’ll see when you read this Q&A with GJM’s Tim Schloz.
What is your title? Risk Advisory Manager
Describe your role at GJM: My role consists of helping clients in the areas of information technology (IT), enterprise resource planning (ERP) system implementations, business process and IT process designs, and internal controls over financial reporting.
When did you start at GJM? March 25th was my first day back at GJM!
Anything you’d like to share about your past professional experience? I worked nearly four years at a large public accounting firm serving clients in the IT audit and business process control testing space. I spent a lot of my time serving publicly traded companies helping them understand and optimize their IT and business process risk profile through numerous audits, and post and pre-implementation assessments. In college I had three internships with GJM in the tax department.
Why did you choose the accounting industry? Accounting is the language of business. I learned and found it very important early on that in order for a business to be successful, one must understand the ins and outs of accounting. After taking a few classes in high school and college I found accounting to be a great fit along with information systems. The two majors really complemented each other as we are truly experiencing an innovative time in the accounting world!
Why did you specifically decide that GJM was a good fit for you? After completing my first internship with GJM, I really got a great sense of the culture, fun, and family atmosphere. I knew one way or another I would make my way back to GJM. With a growing risk advisory practice and a great team, I knew GJM was now the perfect fit for me.
Are you from the Toledo area originally? If not, where are you from? Born and raised in the Toledo area.
What do you like about living in Northwest Ohio? Northwest Ohio is really a unique place. Its big enough to suit all your needs and wants, but then small enough to get to know the community. There has been a revitalization in the area the past few years which is really exciting to watch and take part in. I also have several family members in the area and really find the area appealing and a great place to call home.
Where did you go to school? University of Toledo
Would you like to share any info on family, pets, etc.? I have two cats, Behr and Boston! They are brothers and really have two different, unique personalities.
How do you like to spend your free time? I enjoy the outdoors, whether its running, biking, playing golf, basketball, volleyball and occasionally swimming.
Are you involved in any community organizations, do any volunteer work? Is there a particular cause you feel strongly about? If so, why? I have recently been active with the United Way, Salvation Army, and Junior Achievement. I am looking to join a nonprofit board in the near future.
Favorite song or music? I am all over the place with music, but I enjoy a mix of current pop, country and techno.
Favorite book or movie? “How to Win Friends and Influence People” - Dale Carnegie
What is something people may be surprised to find out about you? Born and raised in Toledo, but a passionate Chicago Cubs fan. Go Cubs go!