Joanna Marek, CPA
“What I enjoy most is lunch with my clients. That’s when they really open up about their personal lives and share stories about their business.”
Industries: Manufacturing, Telecommunication and Real Estate
Joanna, born and raised in Poland, has found her home at Smolin where she can effectively peruse her growing career as a certified public accountant. With experience ranging from accounting, audit and tax support, Joanna has spent the last 10 years perfecting her market now specializing in pension and retirement plan auditing services. She is the go-to individual when it comes to expert guidance, improving clients’ processes, allowing them to focus on their real work – their organization’s mission and success.
What I Do Here
As a Director of the Firm, I offer my clients expertise with complex audit, review, compilation and consulting services. I guide them through the audit/review process and advise them on how to make their operations more efficient, less costly and less stressful. My end goal is always to improve internal controls and optimize financial operations. My business is in your business.
Who I Am
I am the president of the Essex Chapter of New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants. I am involved with North Essex Chamber of Commerce where I served as a director and Treasurer from February 2011 through June 2013 and I received the President’s Award for my involvement in June 2013.
I may just be your CPA, but beyond my title and your accounting services, I’m a graduate of Montclair State University, I’m a proud mom to two boys, a wife, a friend and a lover of all things delicious. Saturday mornings I enjoy a 9:30 a.m. Zumba class followed by a grande caramel macchiato from Starbucks. Sometimes when I’m feeling adventurous my husband and I take the children out for a mystery ride. Destinations often consist of fun new restaurants, children’s museums, movies. “Life’s a journey” and I enjoy uncovering all of its hidden secrets. I find with that motto in mind, I can be successful in both life and business.
What I’m Into
I love to travel, summer vacations with my family and really big bowls of ice cream after a long day. I’m also into swimming, dancing and watching Shark Tank.