Tammie Brainard is a Senior Manager in William Vaughan Company’s assurance department with over 19 years experience providing audit and accounting services to privately-owned companies, manufacturers, contractors and not-for-profit organizations. Prior to joining the firm, she spent the majority of her career as a Director at a large, national accounting firm. Tammie is committed to connecting her clients to meaningful resources and delivering value-enhancing services that drive the advancement of their organizations. Tammie is a graduate of Grand Valley State University and received her Masters of Accounting from the University of Phoenix. She is also a recent graduate of the Emerging Leaders Academy through Upstream Academy. Tammie is a board member for the United Way of Toledo’s Women’s Initiative, serves as the treasurer for Baskets of Care, and volunteers for the Toledo Heart Walk.
Why did you join William Vaughan Company?
I wanted to continue working in public accounting, but at a local firm with great client relationships along with respect and care for its employees.
What are you most passionate about in your work?
Helping my clients and watching them succeed. I love connecting clients with valuable resources that I know can assist them and enable their growth.
What has been your most rewarding client experience?
Initially, I helped a not-for-profit client with their audit – but as we grew our working relationship, they trusted me with other projects and questions throughout the year. I was able to assist them with payroll tax conversion corrections, and I also helped them learn about local grants they were eligible for, along with connecting them to other not-for-profit entities to encourage collaboration.
What makes William Vaughan Company different?
They realize that their employees have a life outside of the firm, even during tax season. They have a family-first culture and help their employees balance work and family life as much as they can. They also stress having fun like no one else I’ve ever seen.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I enjoy watching my 16-year-old son play soccer. I also enjoy gardening, crocheting and reading.
What’s a fun fact few would know about you?
My Dad, sister and I have made it an annual tradition to go to a Jimmy Buffett concert every year and have been rocking out since 2012.
- Baskets of Care, Treasurer
- United Way Women’s Initiative, Board Member
- Toledo Heart Walk, Volunteer
- Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA)
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
- Grand Valley State University – Bachelors of Science, Mathematics
- University of Phoenix – Master of Business Administration, Accounting
- Emerging Leader Academy – Upstream Academy