Meet Maureen Gonzales, Accounting Superstar!

IMG_20160614_093923374_HDRMaureen Gonzales has been with HMC for three years, and in the industry for seventeen years. Everyone in our office agrees that HMC would not be the same without her! Maureen helps make it possible for us to provide the level of service that we do.

 

What are 3 words you would use to describe HMC?

Integrity, Efficient, and Superior.

 

What aspect of your job do you enjoy most? Why?

I love to gather financial information and translate it into something Boards and Association Members can make sense of. I love that I can put out a product that is accurate and easily understood. I am a numbers person, and I love working with finances. It is a passion for me, and has been ever since I was a little kid playing school and pretending to be the math teacher.

 

What is your proudest moment at HMC?

My proudest moment would be when we took over two associations that had not been properly managed, and were missing years of accounting information. I took on the challenge, and was able to turn around the HOA’s finances to get them back on the right track. I worked closely with the associations’ manager, and together we were able to get the two HOAs financially stable. Now, they are looking good!

 

How has HMC helped you in your career development?

I have been a Supervisor, an Accounting Manager, and a Controller. Here at HMC, I don’t have to manage employees anymore, and I can focus on what I do best: Accounting. For me, the development is to be able to focus on what I love and do best.

 

What are your hopes for the industry?

I hope that we in the industry can help homeowners to better recognize their association manager as a necessity to their community, and dispel any notion that we are just taking their money. HOA management companies are important for any homeowner to raise the value of their most important asset, their home.

 

What is something that makes you unique that only a few people know about you?

I was a single mom, and at 27 bought my first condo in an HOA. I became Board President of my association. I worked full time, went to school full time, and had a baby.

I can also remember numbers as soon as someone tells them to me, like a phone number. If someone tells me a number, I can remember it forever. I can still remember my childhood friends’ telephone numbers.

 

What is your favorite way to relax and unwind?

I like to go camping in my RV with my husband, daughter, and our three dogs. I love to find a little spot on a river and just relax and watch the water flow by.

 

Do you have a favorite movie quote?

“Show me the money!”

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