"I observed Manila going above beyond and doing a fantastic job with a very complicated imputed interest computation involving multiple years (2005-2019), multiple years of Applicable Federal Rate, tricky foreign financial statements and multiple currencies," praises partner Brenda Colburn Jemmott. "She also did the research to determine the required interest rates."
"Manila was pulled in to help on a matter with the client who had a scary IRS notice," Brenda explains. "She prepared a schedule that I had not had a chance to review and presented it on a call with 5 attorneys and me. They were all impressed at how much she accomplished in a very short amount of time."
Because of Manila's approach to tasks and the quality of her work, Brenda nominated her to receive firm recognition as a team member who lives RINA's values in their professional work.
RINA's Core Values, Vision, Mission, and Philosophy define our firm. Our belief in them shows who we are and how we want to serve our co-workers, clients, and community. And we honor team members to bring the values to life.
About Manial, Brenda says, "She epitomizes the attributes we look for with hungry, humble, smart:
- Hungry – she was happy to take on this very challenging project because it gave her an opportunity for growth in the international tax area
- Humble – she has a calm easy presence. She is not trying to claim credit for the fantastic work she did, she was eager to hear the feedback, and she implemented the changes I suggested. Manila was easy to work with and together we came up with the best approach for the client.
- Smart – she could see that I was stressed about this engagement and worked to help alleviate that stress for me and the whole team. I was so impressed with her level of maturity."
Brenda believes that Manila especially demonstrates these two RINA Core Values:
Collaborative and Entrepreneurial ‐ We seek solutions by working with others and adopting new ways of doing things. As part of delivering great service to clients, we work with their other advisors to be sure the team is in sync.
Committed to Technical Excellence ‐ staying abreast of changing regulations requires a commitment to learning and growth. Our work should reflect the best we are capable of and enhance our understanding of the issues we encounter.
RINA celebrates how Manila demonstrates the firm's Core Values!