Prior to joining the Mengali Accountancy team in 2019, Jake affirms he was “always very familiar with Mengali Accountancy and its prestige in Healdsburg,” adding, “Now that I am included in the team, it has only reinforced any previous expectations of how a proficient, well-oiled machine (company) should be run.”
Jake’s background includes working in the banking and finance industries, to which Jake confirms that he first “cut his teeth” in the industry back in 2006 when he started working for Exchange Bank. After 6 years at the bank, Jake advanced into the accounting world at CourseCo, a golf course management company, eventually moving on to Francis Ford Coppola Winery before ultimately joining the Mengali Accountancy team.
Jake admits that exposure to accounting concepts while working at Exchange Bank inspired night schooling and years of learning opportunities before finding a home at Mengali Accountancy. He also acknowledges a professional passion for “finding the most time-efficient process that propels the best quality as well as accuracy,” adding that he loves Excel and, “applying my problem-solving skills to expedite
Most recently, Jake admits that “adapting to the juggle of working from home (with children) during the COVID-19 pandemic has been both difficult and rewarding,” continuing that he’s, “fortunate to have so many intelligent, ambitious, helpful individuals that help construct this incredible accounting team!”
Jake earned his Associates Degree in Accounting from Empire College in 2012 and he also holds a Certificate of Excellence in Microsoft Excel.
THE REAL JAKE
Born and raised in Healdsburg, Jake confirms he didn't stray far from his hometown and admit he’s “beyond grateful” to work in in the town where he grew up and attended school. “Go Greyhounds!!!”
Outside of the office, Jake enjoys dividing his downtime between hitting the gym and being outdoors, “preferably next to water and, most importantly, near my guitar and/or dog,” he confesses. Jake also emphasizes that, “hikes with my daughters are frequent must, as well!”
While Jake is a true family man with a devotion to his daughters, he expresses that some of his biggest passions (besides being Dad) revolve around sports, music, and comedy – “to help keep the mind stimulated and diverse,” he maintains.
Jake’s eye for detail truly transcends his professional skills in accounting; you may be amazed to learn that Jake has been known to complete jigsaw puzzles – that are typically rated for taking YEARS to finish – in less than 24 hours!
Jake proudly shares that he’s an avid supporter of local animal shelters and advocates for adoption before breeders. Adopt, don’t shop!