We’re celebrating Heidi Turcotte’s recent seven-year anniversary with 8020 Consulting! In our Q&A, Heidi reflects on her career with our company, how her approach to projects has evolved and what drives her to continue consulting with Clients.
1. What do you enjoy most about your work these days?
I enjoy collaborating with the teams as we navigate working from home and how to streamline efficiency. I also enjoy the variety of opportunities, challenges and perspectives that consulting continues to offer me across many different projects.
2. Do you have any particularly memorable projects?
They are all memorable; I can’t just pick just one! I’ll say that I am really enjoying my current project. I started as the Interim Controller, and I’m now working on a few special projects for the Client’s team.
3. What advice would you give a new hire at 8020 Consulting?
It is a new adventure with each new project (which I find very exciting). Embrace the new opportunities. With every new experience, you’ll add another layer to the list of skills on your resume!
4. What has been the most unexpectedly rewarding part of your career path?
All the friends I have made through working with my Clients. Whenever I’m finished my slate of projects with any Client, I am always sad to leave. I really do enjoy my time with their teams, both professionally and personally.
5. How has your approach to projects evolved since you started consulting?
Compared to earlier in my career, I’m much more able to leverage my work experience from past jobs to solving problems. The time I’ve spent consulting has given me a much broader range of experiences than I could have gained as an in-house finance and accounting professional. I’ve also worked with many different professionals at every level, completed projects within many business types, used a wide range of software and built a diverse professional network. When I show up on a project, I come with tons of skills and experiences to apply to any problem that comes my way.
6. Is there anyone you’d like to thank or acknowledge?
I would like to thank Scott Longacre, who introduced me to 8020. He was my boss at the job I had right after I left public accounting. He came to 8020 Consulting as the first consultant, he was in touch with me about the opportunity and he has continued to be a great mentor throughout my career. I also would like to thank the management team for believing and supporting me.
7. What are you most excited about currently?
I’m excited about taking vacations with my husband and two sons!
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More About Heidi
Heidi is a KPMG alumna with more than 15 years of finance and accounting experience, spanning several industries in companies ranging from start-ups to the Fortune 100. After KPMG, Heidi held accounting and finance leadership positions at Korn/Ferry Futurestep, THQ, Countrywide, Disney, Warner Bros., and Universal Music. During Heidi’s career, she has had experience in internal and external audit, SOX compliance, month-end close, reporting, forecasting and budgeting, financial analysis, system implementation and accounting process improvement. Heidi graduated from California State University, Chico with a B.S. in Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting. She graduated with honors as well as served as President for the honors Accounting club, Beta Alpha Psi. Heidi is originally from Northern California and has lived in Los Angeles for more than 15 years.