Getting to Know: Kara Cline

November 2, 2017

We continue our quest to introduce you to all of RDHB’s directors and managers—the people behind the day-to-day work we do to help our clients grow their businesses. This week, we’re focusing on one of our newest team members, tax manager Kara Cline! She may have only been with us for a short time, but she’s already making big waves. Let’s learn more about this new addition to the RDHB family!

Name: Kara ClineTitle: Tax Manager Time at RDHB: Two months

What three words would you use to describe RDHB? Motivated. Inspiring. Welcoming.

What do you like most about working at RDHB?The people are wonderful. Everyone is genuine and very friendly. There is a family-like atmosphere that makes coming to work enjoyable.

Why did you choose a career in accounting? What led you to RDHB?I didn’t always want to be an accountant. Actually, I wanted to major in space science, but thanks to my Dad, I stumbled upon accounting. After a little time, I knew it was the right choice for me. I loved working with money when I was younger, and always needed things to be in balance, so a career in accounting made perfect sense. I was drawn to RDHB’s success, their culture and their overall desire to assist their clients with all aspects of their businesses.

How would you describe your job to a child?Well, if I was explaining it to my son, I would say that I help people save money so they can buy more toys!

Where is your hometown?Hornell, N.Y.

Tell us about your family.My husband Brian and I have two wonderful boys—Connor (4) and Caleb (1 ½). We also have two dogs, Miller and Keystone, and two cats, Petey and Roxie. They keep us busy!

How do you spend the majority of your time outside of work?Lately I’m spending most of my time either finishing up projects and settling into our new house, or enjoying time with the family.

It’s a Sunday at 2:00pm. What are you most likely doing?It’s naptime for the kids, so I’m usually catching up on chores around the house or running errands.

Name one thing that people would be surprised to know about you.People that don’t know me are always surprised by how crafty and creative I am (especially for being an accountant). Pre-children, I spent a lot of time baking and decorating cakes/cupcakes, crocheting and knitting, sewing, and making wire name hangers for brides-to-be.

What do you consider to be your greatest accomplishment?Being a successful working mother. It’s not easy to balance both work and life. It takes patience, dedication and organization.

You work in accounting, so it must be asked: What is your favorite/lucky number, and why?My favorite number has always been 22. My birthday is July 22, so that must be why I gravitated towards it.

What is your favorite thing about the Rochester area? What is your favorite thing to do here?I am new to the area, so I am interested to hear about everyone else’s favorite things to do!

What gets you out of bed in the morning?Usually the baby crying.

Favorite line from a movie?“Change is good.”

Favorite TV show to binge-watch?NCIS

Where is your most favorite place you have ever visited?When I was in high school, I went to France with my French class. It was beautiful and enriching. I would love to visit again someday!

If you could switch places with anyone in the world for one day, who would you switch with?Ellen DeGeneres

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, what famous actor or actress would play you?Julia Roberts

If you could witness any historical event, what would you most want to see?The first steps on the moon.

What is something you wish you could do, but can’t?I wish I could time travel.

Name one thing that is on your “bucket list.”Skydiving; although, my brother is an aeronautical engineer and pilot, so I’m sure this would not be well received.

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