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Yvonne York

Controller

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Everyone benefits from Yvonne’s contributions to the firm as her professional accounting background includes the art of divining balance and establishing best practices for professional firms with the highest standards.

 Yvonne brings valuable perspectives to her role at Waldron, including a sharpened power of observation and attention to detail—while she also possesses genuine drive and passion for her field. Her track record boasts responsive financial management for an impressive list of entrepreneurs and high growth companies. After starting her career in public accounting at the global Big Four accounting firm KPMG in Boston, she moved to internal accounting for private entrepreneurial companies in the fields of strategic communications, environmental research, and civil engineering. She has worked with clients such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Microsoft, Action for Boston Community Development, and City of Cambridge, MA. She holds a BS in Accounting from the University of Colorado in Boulder and has completed graduate level coursework in Taxation at Golden Gate University in Seattle. 

Other highlights in Yvonne’s career point to operational successes with bottom line impact. She customized a billing system with minimal overhead expenditure using a cross-team strategy for a startup toxicology research group. While at Strategies 360, a strategic communications consultancy in Seattle, she restructured revenue reporting for media operations to provide accountability for client funds held in reserve. At Osborn Consulting, a civil engineering firm, she planned and completed the firm’s first rate audit with the Washington State Department of Transportation which led to a significant increase in allowable contract billing rates.

Yvonne’s infectious self-confidence stems from one of her core philosophies: to excel one can never become complacent.   The best controllers need to see the big picture as well as minutiae, which Yvonne does with equal grace and organization. Yvonne looks forward to growing her staff with the kind of talent that welcomes constant challenges and finds new solutions.

Away from the office, Yvonne is driving her teenage twin boys to their many activities and enjoys yoga and waterfall hikes to recharge.