Rachel Pate

Analyst

Associate

Get to Know Rachel

Rachel Pate joined Abacus CPAs in June 2021 as an Associate in our Tax, Audit & Accounting group. Rachel earned her BS in General Business with a minor in Music from Missouri State University in 2000.  After graduation, Rachel spent time as an Administrative Assistant for Students in Free Enterprise, as a bookkeeper at Parmele Law Firm, and had her own booking business, Pate Bookkeeping services.  During this time she also gave music lessons at Children’s Music Academy.  For the last 3 years, Susan has worked at First & Calvary Presbyterian Church as a Bookkeeping Specialist and Office Manager.  In March of 2020, Rachel became a QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor.

Rachel has lived in Springfield since the early 90’s but says she grew up moving around living in Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Texas, and Missouri.  She is the oldest of her siblings and the only one who is still in the area close to their parents. She is the mother to three kids – Hannah, Timothy, and Lilly.  Her hobbies include gardening and playing the harp! A fun fact about Rachel is that she loves to travel and actually used to live in Nepal. One of her bucket list items is to go to the Kentucky Derby!

Rachel’s Kolbe A Index Results Show That…

Rachel is excellent in situations that require strategic organization of information. She sets priorities and puts them into appropriate sequences. Her talent with both strategies and tactics makes her essential to any massive effort.

Rachel’s Top 5 Clifton Strengths

1) Consistency, 2) Harmony, 3) Developer, 4) Adaptability, 5) Belief

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