Name: Karyn Gallen
Job title: Director, professional development and training
Organisation details: Serving California since 1959, SingerLewak is a leading regional accounting services firm headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in Orange County, Woodland Hills and Silicon Valley.
Providing the services of a large firm with a blended environment of practices, industry specialisations and particular attention to hands-on service, SingerLewak's client relationship approach and industry excellence is renowned.
'We are recognised nationally as active community and professional services partners, working among many sectors of the business world,' says Karyn Gallen, director of professional development and training. 'Our core services deliver results.'
SingerLewak has established a reputation for excellence as professionals with unparalleled expertise in the accounting and management consulting industry. They demand high standards from their finance professionals and seek a certain blend of experience, skills, personality, education and communications skills to enable their people to work successfully with clients, as well as fit into their friendly culture.
'Our product is our people. In today's ever-changing world, it is important to have a trusted advisor to help guide you through the financial and business landscape,' says Gallen. 'At SingerLewak, we are committed to engaging with clients to deliver the technical expertise and insight that matters along with unparalleled service.'
With this in mind, SingerLewak is committed to establishing a healthy learning culture throughout the entire firm. Training is made available and often delivered by senior professionals within the firm, sharing in-house expertise. Their dedication to continuing professional development is demonstrated by the fact that SingerLewak was the first firm to achieve ACCA Approved Employer status in North America.
'The ACCA members who we have here at SingerLewak are sharp, creative and courageous. They have contributed greatly to the culture of the organisation that we are proud of,' says Gallen. 'We look forward to continuing a thriving and collaborative relationship.'