“Cristi’s operations and administrative support for our organization has been absolutely critical to our success as a growing nonprofit. Because of her attention to detail, her task-oriented and in-depth approach, and her holistic vision for accountability and accounting alike, we grew from a staff of six to a staff of 12 in a very short time. Her support and leadership during our yearly audit were key to making it the smoothest and quickest our organization has ever gone through, and she is simply the most organized person I’ve ever worked with. Cristi has my strongest recommendation to assist other growing nonprofit organizations or businesses with financial, organizational, and accounting needs.”
Ian Silverii – Executive Director, ProgressNow Colorado, ProgressNow Colorado Education
“Cristi’s incredible attention to detail and organization is unmatched. She asks the right questions to understand organizational flow, processes and issues. She is solutions-oriented and has a go-getter attitude to tackle any project or new system. Cristi has a way of leaving all things better than she found them, and I can’t stress enough how valuable her follow up is to all projects and processes.”
Becca Moser – Development Director, ProgressNow Colorado, ProgressNow Colorado Education
“Cristi would be an asset to any organization. She continually juggles multiple priorities and urgent matters without losing step, while also not letting important longer-term projects fall behind. Her ability to evaluate and improve office process is superior and she will quickly assimilate any tools or knowledge needed to achieve such improvement. She remains calm, confident, and patient, even on those days when chaos breaks out around her.”
Elizabeth Carroll – PNC Controller and Independent Accounting Contractor
“Cristi’s high level of organizational prowess is matched by her ability to understand how different facets of the business fit together, all based in a fundamental understanding of accounting and finance. She’s particularly good at immersing herself in workflows, tweaking, testing and documenting processes so that those who come behind her have an “owner’s manual” to efficiently master different operational deliverables.”
Jeff Villano – Partner, Mogg, Hoeye & Associates
“Our company recently contracted with Cristi Villamil to systematize and organize our payables files, which consisted of over 10,000 individual owner files. The project was quite extensive. It required time management, organization, critical thinking and self-direction. Cristi, transported the files to her office, reported progress regularly and delivered a finished project that was completed above and beyond expectations. She was on time and well within the budget. We would absolutely hire her again.”
Amy Boyd – Principal, Richmark Companies
Data & DocumentationIf the reports must be accurate, and the records must match the reports, what happens when the records can’t be found?
After working 20+ years within an evolutionary circle of receptionist, to secretary, to office manager, to operations director, to independent consultant, one thing I have found inarguably true, is that you must be able to back up your work. For day to day accountability, and weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reporting, it’s important to know where to find the data, tools and resources and how best to use them efficiently. When companies and their employees are deep in the work, data and document management can become low priority, until it’s time to report; for taxes, or audits, for large transactions or simply for day to day accountability. This is when unmanaged data can become the vital missing link. If you’re not sure if your records are in order, if you’re not sure where your records are kept, if you’re not sure who should be managing your records, or how they should be managed. I can help!