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Welcome to The Gilmore Jasion Mahler Family, Tina!

Tina Rochowiak recently joined Gilmore Jasion Mahler as an Accounting Services Associate. Here’s a chance to get to know her a bit better.

Describe your role at GJM. My role at GJM as an Accounting Services Associate will be to perform various accounting support functions and to work on implementing an accounts payable automation capability for clients that will help GJM to further grow its outsourced accounting services. 

When did you join the firm? My employment with GJM started on August 28, 2018.

Why did you choose the accounting industry? I chose the accounting industry because of the variety of tasks and levels it consists of, making the opportunities wide open to keep learning.

What do you like best about accounting? What can I say, I like numbers, so accounting has always been a perfect fit! Since there are never two instances that are the same, accounting can be challenging at times and always changing.

Are you from the Toledo area originally? If not, where are you from? Yes, I was born and raised in Toledo and currently reside in Point Place.

What do you like about living in Northwest Ohio? What I like most about living in Northwest Ohio is that it is very family oriented with a lot of hometown and regional spirit. It also has the best accesses to many waterways that include Lake Erie and the Maumee River as well as many Metro Parks to choose from. 

Anything you’d like to share about your past professional experience? For the last 23 years I have worked in the accounting department of a steel company working in varying levels of accounting practicing many as a Billing/Claims Specialist, Accounts Receivable and Payable entry, as well as General Ledger and Fixed Asset input. I currently hold a Bachelor’s in Business Management and am always looking for more education to keep me updated on current trends and look forward to being able to do just that with GJM.

How do you like to spend your free time? My free time is usually spent being outside somewhere either around water, going for walks, or just doing yard work. Also, since I am such a huge supporter of downtown Toledo I love spending time there attending games, going to restaurants, or concerts in the parks.   

Are you involved in any community organizations, do any volunteer work? I have participated in the Mobile Meals Chili Cook-off for the last 7 years. This day-long event showcases many chili enthusiasts’ recipes in a team capacity with all donations collected by each team before and on the day of the event going directly to Mobile Meals. Each team is recognized for their participation on different criteria and my team consistently holds 2nd place for judges choice award in overall taste and 2nd place for highest dollars in donations collected since we started participating, but, of course, every year we strive to be 1st place and we always say, next year we will!

What is something people may be surprised to find out about you? I just graduated from the Engage Toledo Ambassador Academy with the City of Toledo. It was a 10-week class of 22 participants with each week being introduced to a different city department reviewing how they are run, how they budget the city dollars allocated to them, the rules and regulations of each department, and most importantly how citizens interact with them in regard to issues needing to be addressed. The end result upon graduation is for each graduate to promote Engage Toledo and be a voice to inform the citizens of Toledo.

Anything else you’d like to add? I am excited about my new employment with GJM and eager to expand my knowledge that is going to benefit both GJM and myself.

Established in 1996, Gilmore Jasion Mahler, LTD (GJM) is the largest public accounting firm in Northwest Ohio, with offices in Maumee and Findlay. Locally owned, GJM offers cloud-based accounting services and provides comprehensive services including assurance, business advisory, tax, risk advisory and healthcare management. The Firm’s professionals specialize in industries including construction & real estate, healthcare, manufacturing & distribution and utilities.