Women of Worth – Rachael Haas
OWNER, HAAS ACCOUNTING SERVICES
HOW DO YOU MEASURE YOUR OWN SENSE OF SELF-WORTH?
I measure my self-worth by the quality of life I am providing my family and the quality of service I provide my clients.
HOW DOES YOUR COMPANY IMPROVE THE CULTURE OF OUR COMMUNITY?
My company strives to help small businesses be successful in our community. We do this by being flexible and offering our services at lower costs. I believe that small businesses are what make our community great.
HOW DO YOU EFFECTIVELY INFLUENCE PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE?
By actively listening and genuinely caring about their concerns. You have to care about people for them to trust you and value your opinion.
HAS GENDER BIAS EVER PLAYED A ROLE IN YOUR PROFESSIONAL LIFE?
Accountants can work with clients in many different industries. My main emphasis area is the construction industry. Many would ask, “What does a woman know about the construction industry?” However, by demonstrating my knowledge of the accounting principles and industry practices, I have come to make many business relationships.
WHAT HAS BEEN THE BIGGEST CONFIDENCE BOOSTER FOR YOU PERSONALLY?
The relentless support my husband has provided me throughout starting and continuing to grow my accounting practice.
WHAT CHARACTER QUALITIES MATTER THE MOST TO YOU?
Without perseverance and determination, you will not achieve your goals.