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"Study for and sit for the CPA Exam as soon as possible.
It is a great accomplishment and will be a huge weight
off your shoulders."
I
n the four years Mindyleigh Vail has worked
at Nicola, Yester & Company, she's certainly
made her mark on the firm.
New staff members are welcomed into the
firm with a staff training/orientation program
co-developed by Mindyleigh and another man-
ager at the firm; once young staff members are
welcomed into the firm, she's responsible for su-
pervising and mentoring them on all things ac-
counting (and non-accounting, for that matter!).
One of the staffers responsible for developing
a WOW Committee to promote firm holiday
events, wellness, and morale, Mindyleigh also
schedules and leads the firm's monthly staff
meetings.
"Mindy's recent `NYPs to Watch' recognition,
hard work, and dedication to the firm is admi-
rable and only adds to the firm's success," said
nominator Steven Prigionieri, a partner at the
Glastonbury firm. "She is a great role model for
the younger staff!"
Outside of the office, the avid reader is often out
and about with her Hartford Young Professionals
and Entrepreneurs (HYPE) associates, volunteer-
ing for Camp Courant, Habitat for Humanity, and
America Recycles. The Glastonbury resident is
active with her local Chamber of Commerce and
the popular Glastonbury Apple Harvest Festival.
She also spends part of her holidays volunteer-
ing for the Manchester Soup Kitchen.
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Mindyleigh Vail, CPA, CGMA
Manager Nicola, Yester & Company, Glastonbury
The aspect of my work that I find the most challenging is:
time management when you are being pulled in all different directions.
The aspect of my work that I find the most fun is:
getting to work on
and help so many different clients and people.
If I weren't a CPA, I would be:
a teacher.
My first job was:
a cashier at Stop & Shop Supermarket in Enfield.
Something people would be surprised to know about me is:
I enjoy knitting.
When I'm not at work you can find me:
reading a book or cooking
in my kitchen.
The app or website I can't live without is:
OverDrive; it is where I get
all my library's audible books for download for my morning commute.
My favorite quote is:
"People will forget what you said, people will forget
what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
Maya Angelou
My favorite getaway location is:
my reading corner.
The word that best describes me is:
easygoing.
The most interesting/adventurous thing I've ever done was:
climb Mount Washington.
The best gift I've ever received was:
my dog Max, a soft-coated
wheaten terrier, from my husband.
At Karaoke Night I would sing:
"Happy" by Pharrell Williams.
This CPA climbed
Mount Washington.
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Connecticut CPA
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January/February 2017