Employee Spotlight: Bonnie Herman
At Kieffer | Starlite, the success of our company is driven by the passion and dedication of our employees. We pride ourselves on having a work environment where our team can thrive, share ideas, and help us evolve. Our key differentiator is our team and the passion they have to be the best in our industry!
Today our Employee Spotlight showcases Bonnie Herman. Known for her dedication, Bonnie is a valued member of the Kieffer | Starlite team. She can manage various challenges faced day to day while maintaining a positive attitude and supporting the daily needs within her department. Read more about Bonnie and her experience at Kieffer | Starlite.
Role at Kieffer | Starlite: Accounting Associate
What is a typical day for you at Kieffer | Starlite? First of all, no day is typical…I would call it a ‘juggling act’! I begin each day with a plan and set my priorities as to what needs to be accomplished. As you all well know, that soon changes as soon as I open my email. Unlike the Client Services team, my immediate customers are mostly internal. I spend my day gathering payments, invoicing our customers, processing AR adjustments, filing monthly sales tax returns and answering emails as promptly as possible so as not to stop other people from performing their job duties.
What do you enjoy most about Kieffer | Starlite? I like the fact that you can easily communicate with any person in the company no matter what level of management they are in. I like the variety of responsibilities that my job offers. I am never bored, and I am always busy! Since I have been with Kieffer for 17 years, I like being able to help others understand and learn some of the processes. On the flip-side, I also like the fact that people are always willing to help me when I have questions. There is always something new to learn.
What do you find most challenging about your job? I would say the most challenging part of my job is trying to keep up with the workload and meeting deadlines at the end of the month. I like to be a ‘people-pleaser’ so sometimes I set unrealistic goals that add to the daily challenges of answering emails.
What do you enjoy in your spare time? I love the outdoors! Weekends are spent up north at our cabin in Crivitz, exploring different parks, waterfalls, and hiking. I like to relax on our pontoon boat or in front of a campfire with friends and a few glasses of wine!
Bucket List Item: I look forward to retirement someday to spend more time with my four grandchildren (soon to be five!) and to travel to other parts of the United States. My son-in-law is in the military, so there will always be somewhere to visit. My husband and I would especially like to go back to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where we spent our honeymoon 35 years ago in a cabin with a perfect view of the Teton Mountains.