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Kearney Employee Spotlight with Dan Scarola

“The “Kearney” people are what keeps me motivated and wanting to come to work each and every day.”

What is your favorite part about working for Kearney?

Easy answer here. The people! I’ve had the pleasure of working with some amazing people over my career. Really, the “Kearney” people are what keeps me motivated and wanting to come to work each and every day. Can anyone honestly say it is the debits and credits that motivate them…? And how did the top 1% of cool accountants all end up at one company? Great job HR!

How has Kearney been invested in the development of your career?

Kearney invests in our people each and every day. I don’t think anyone can really argue that point. For me personally, it is all about the opportunities I’ve been provided, and the ability to pursue those opportunities. I never felt pigeon holed in a career path. When I was new with the firm, I wanted to learn and get exposure on as broad a variety of work as I could wrap my arms around. Kearney was a willing participant to this, allowing me to try different engagement types, with a wide variety of clients. I think this is extremely important. This exposure doesn’t happen overnight, so don’t get frustrated if you find yourself on one engagement for a few years. It took me over eight years to get well rounded before I circled back to auditing. Be patient! Get out of your comfort zone and try something you haven’t done before. We have great people on every engagement to help along the way.

What are three things you cannot live without?

My family – The best part of my life so of course they make this list. My wife Rachel is absolutely amazing and I would not be where I am today without her. We are blessed with 3 children; Broden (6), Callum (4), and Maura (17 months). We have one more on the way which I plan to call Finito or Finale.

Snow! – I’m from CT originally and oh how I love playing in the snow, especially with my kids. I feel great about this Winter… Winter is coming.

Eggs – Is anything more boring than toast, cereal, or fruit for breakfast? Give me some eggs any style, any day of the week.

 If you were to host a dinner party, what three celebrity guests would you invite?

Lebron James – So I can tell him personally he is the greatest basketball player of all time. I’m not sure he’s heard this from anyone…

Warren Buffet – I’d like to get his honest opinion if I have a future retirement date now that I have baby #4 on the way…

Michael J. Fox – I need to tell Mr. Fox that Back to the Future is the greatest trilogy of all time. A title which used to be shared with Die Hard (until it no longer was a trilogy). “”Jigawatts! Doc, What the Hell is a Jigawatt?”

What has been the biggest challenge of your career and how did you overcome it?

The biggest challenge of my career has been striking the appropriate work/life balance for Kearney and for my family. I want to be the best at the things I care about most. Being a husband, a dad, and my career all make the list. Finding a way to please those three categories simultaneously has been my biggest challenge. Even if everyone around me thought I was doing great, sometimes it is the inner struggle with this topic that can be most difficult. I chalk this up to never wanting to disappoint, which I can thank my parents for instilling in me.

I don’t know that I’ll ever fully overcome this challenge but I’ve learned how to manage it over the years. It is about communication, like so many other things in life. Look at your work schedule for the year. You probably know every deliverable owed to your client for the next 12 months. Make sure those deliverables and the time you’ll need at work are communicated at home. Conversely, share that work schedule with home. Plan things for the family around the times you don’t anticipate being busy. Mark your work calendar and talk to your supervisor in advance about important family events on the family calendar.

Remember to stay flexible because things change, but the more you share and plan, the easier work/life balance can be to manage.

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