“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.” – Jim Eliot
Zach strives to always adopt a positive and optimistic attitude in the face of daily challenges. His goal in client interactions is to provide meaningful service that makes clients “feel like they are a million bucks.” Zach credits his career success to a variety of factors: the unceasing prayers and encouragement of his parents, the teaching and support of his college professors, and the strong example of leadership set by Joseph Saunders, Zach’s first manager. Zach was inspired to pursue a career in the accounting field, citing his early exposure to the industry through a memorable visit to their CPA with his Dad when Zach was in grade school.
Zach graduated from Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania in 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.
In his role as a staff accountant, Zach work in both the Audit and Tax Departments. His responsibilities include the preparation of individual and corporate tax returns, as well as work on audit, review, and compilation engagements. Prior to joining HeimLantz he spent three years as a staff accountant with a local accounting firm.
Residing in Mechanicsville, Maryland in St. Mary’s County, Zach has to remind himself not to take living near Washington, D.C.—and all of the unique history it has to offer—for granted. When he’s not spending his free time with family and friends, Zach enjoys reading, kayaking, and gaming.
- Grove City College
- Bachelor of Science in Accounting (2014)
- Dean’s List (three semesters)
- Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA)
Getting to know Zachary:
- The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given?
Some of the best advice I received has been from my dad. Two phrases he has told me in particular, “Control what you can control” and “If it was easy everybody would do it” have inspired patience, perseverance and humility in my personal and professional life.
- What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
If I didn’t choose accounting, I would have chosen some form of engineering or even medicine. I was a very curious child, and I loved putting things together when I was young; my mom thought that I would choose engineering to study in college because of my aptitude for building things and following the instructions provided to put something together.
- What was your favorite toy as a kid?
Legos and tinker toys! I loved following the instructions and building whatever model of lego set I had. There was always a different, second model of a lego structure in the lego set that you could build, but I never wanted to do that because if I did I would have had to have destroyed what I created, and I felt such accomplishment in what I built that I didn’t want to erase it!