Laura Zindel, CPA
Director of Manufacturing & Distribution
Laura is a Director of Manufacturing & Distribution with over 10 years of experience in public accounting. She has performed audits, reviews, compilations, accounting, tax, and business advisory services to privately-held businesses in industries including manufacturing, wholesaling/distributing, and professional service firms.
Laura is also heavily involved in the Employee Benefit Plan Group at Wiss and is a member of the Firm’s Employee Benefit Plan Leadership Team performing audits of defined benefit, health and welfare, and defined contribution plans – including 403(b) plans.
Laura takes pride in building strong client relationships and working alongside her clients as a member of their team to assist in resolving their business problems.
BS – Accounting
Ramapo College of New Jersey
Certified Public Accountant in New Jersey
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants
When not in the office, Laura enjoys spending time with family and friends, a good bottle of wine, and traveling to tropical locations. She also enjoys time in the kitchen trying new recipes, as well as trying different restaurants for new food experiences.
Laura thoroughly enjoys taking an active role in mentoring the staff associates and serving as a sounding board for them as they navigate through their career progression at Wiss. She also works closely with the People Operations team to ensure staff in the assurance department are receiving well-rounded experiences and getting exposure to various industry early on in their careers. Laura helps to facilitate the scheduling process among the manager group to ensure resources are being utilized properly and that they are in line with staff interests.
You can travel back in time. What’s a piece of advice you’d tell your younger self?
Trust those gut feelings – they are usually correct!
If you could be or do anything (money restraints aside), what would you be or do?
I would do a combination of a few things – life coach to help others work through their problems and help them get organized, baker (but I would want someone do all the cleaning for me because that is the worst part of baking!), and run an animal shelter to help all the abandoned and homeless animals find love again in forever homes.