RACHEL LIBERATORE · Accounts Payable Specialist

What do you like the most about working with Buch?
What I like most about working with Buch is the genuine sense of support and care that I receive each day from my team. Things come up, life happens, mistakes occur… but through it all, my team is beside me to help guide and support me.

Tell us a little bit about what your role within the company is.
My role as the Accounts Payable Specialist requires me to understand all parts of Cost Codes, Budget Change Summaries (BCS’s), and subcontract invoices and processing.  Entry of each of these documents means paying attention to detail, ensuring that the information given is in line with what is in our system and working alongside PE’s/PM’s if needed to make sure their vendors are being paid in a timely manner. I also perform numerous administrative and office duties and help to train our new team members.

What is your main professional goal in the coming years?
My main professional goal in the coming years is to continue to learn all that I can while working alongside my team so that we can continue to grow and contribute to success of the company.

Is there anyone in particular that has impacted your career in accounting?
Denise Buch has impacted my accounting career. I came in for my interview eight years ago on a Wednesday. Denise handed me a small piece of paper with a list of six job related duties and asked if I thought they were a good fit for me.  She believed in me and taught me all that I needed to know in order to be successful in my position. At the end of my interview, I asked when she would like me to start and she said, “How about tomorrow?”. I was surprised considering ‘tomorrow’ was a Thursday, but of course I said, “tomorrow is perfect”.

What is your ‘Why’?
My ‘why’ is because I am a part of a team who I do not want to let down. I know that they rely on me to get certain tasks done.
My ‘why’ is because I want to set a good example for my daughter so that she knows what a strong, hard-working, and independent woman looks like.
My ‘why’ is for my family; my Buch family and my family at home. I strive to support them each day and will always do all that I can to help them.

What’s the best career advice you have ever received?
The P.I.E. Theory of Success – Performance, Image, Exposure. Perform well, cultivate a positive image, and maintain your exposure.

What does “Beyond What’s Expected” mean to you?
To me this means to not only do what is necessary of you, but also that next step. It means to show initiative, to complete a task that you know needs to be done without being asked.

What does a typical day off look like for you?
On my days off you will likely find me with my family. We enjoy making and eating good food, being poolside in the summertime, spending time in our backyard, taking our dogs for walks or hikes, doing home projects, watching movies, vacationing, and lots more!

What is your favorite movie?
My favorite movie is Dirty Dancing! 😊 I love Patrick and I love dancing.

What is one place you haven’t traveled to yet that is on your list?
I would love to go to Ireland one day.