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Zachary Durliat Joins Gilmore Jasion Mahler

Zachary Durliat GJMThe GJM Assurance team has grown in recent weeks, with the addition of Zachary Durliat to the team as an assurance associate. Zach has completed multiple internships with GJM in recent years as part of his studies, and while he may not be a completely new face, we’re sure you’ll get to know him better in this Q&A. Welcome “officially” to the GJM team and family, Zach.

Describe your role at GJM. I am currently an Assurance Associate and have worked on Affordable Housing Audits, Employee Benefit Plans, and assisted on other various projects. I am always looking for way to improve processes whether that is by simply documenting the process or by using technology to aid in the efficiency efforts.

When did you start with GJM? September 7th, 2021, but had a prior part-time internship in the GJM Tax/Administrative departments and two prior internships in Assurance.

Why did you choose the accounting industry? I like seeing the whole picture of things and accounting is the basis and glue that connects the functions of a business together, so it keeps me connected with all the different aspects of a business (the whole picture).

What do you like best about accounting? I like determining and analyzing the numbers to help find efficiencies and improvements in other aspects of the business.

Are you from the Toledo area originally? If not, where are you from? Arlington, OH (South of Findlay).

What do you like about living in Northwest Ohio? Experiencing the four seasons even when it may be all in one day.

Where did you go to school? High School: Arlington Local ’16, College: Bowling Green State University ’20 & ’21.

Do you have any pets, hobbies, family you'd like to mention? No pets yet but a dog at some point. I enjoy woodworking, snowmobiling, and have three younger sisters.

How do you like to spend your free time? Bake desserts, work in a woodshop, going on walks with my girlfriend, playing recreational sports.

Favorite book? Favorite movie? I have never read or seen any of the Harry Potters, but I played Quidditch at BGSU. I am not the biggest fan of reading books. I prefer watching movies instead. Favorites: The Rookie, Field of Dreams, Miracle on 34th Street.

Are you involved in any community organizations, do any volunteer work? Not yet but I am looking forward to getting into some.

What is something people may be surprised to find out about you? My parents worked and met at the Findlay office.

Welcome, Zach!

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 and provides comprehensive services including assurance, business advisory, tax, risk advisory, healthcare management and outsourced accounting. The firm’s professionals specialize in industries including construction & real estate, healthcare, manufacturing & distribution and utilities.