Christine Miller, Partner, Janover LLC

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Christine Miller helps clients to construct financial statements and administer their accounts, and she provides clear answers and guidance about their day-to-day accounting.

She has more than 20 years of public accounting experience that includes particular strength in financial statement reporting. She is adept at managing and prioritizing the many moving pieces that make up complex financial statement engagements, all while meeting the ever-pressing deadlines of a demanding digital world.

Christine was Janover’s first female partner, and she serves on its Quality Control Committee and oversees Engagement Training and other Attest Team projects. She is always looking for innovative ways to add value to the firm and help with its development and growth, and she makes it a priority to mentor and train junior staff.

She is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the New York State Society of CPAs and the Financial Women’s Association, serving on the FWA’s Long Island Division Committee. She frequently speaks at conferences and seminars on topics that include auditing and financial statement reporting as they pertain to the retail, finance, real estate and construction industries.

Before joining Janover, Christine gained valuable experience working on the accounting team of a mortgage company. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Hofstra University.

She is an active, long-time committee member for the annual Go Red for Women Luncheon, helping the non-profit organization with its mission to raise awareness of heart disease in women. Recently, Christine was appointed as a member of the Audit Committee of her town’s school district. She lives with her husband and two sons on Long Island, New York, and enjoys a great Zumba workout whenever she can find the time.

How do you see your business evolving due to the changing times?
March of 2020 brought many changes to the ways our firm interfaces and collaborates as a team and with our clients. When the workforce became largely remote, and businesses had to adjust their operations, leveraging technology became even more critical.

Janover established the infrastructure and adopted key technology solutions prior to COVID-19. The firm continually evaluates innovative solutions to not only improve the efficiency of the firm’s operations but to better service our clients.

As our clients faced unique challenges throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the professionals at Janover quickly responded by creating a CARES Act/COVID-19 task force to advise and help clients navigate programs, including PPP and ERC.

Our firm consulted with businesses and provided guidance to help them claim benefits to meet their cash flow, maintain their workforce and handle other critical challenges.

What advice would you give other business owners?
Be proactive, prepare as much as possible, and rely on others for things outside your core business so you can focus on evolving and growing your business. While you can’t anticipate all challenges, staying on top of industry trends and issues and being ready to pivot can better position your business for the future.

Find a network of professionals to support your business and partner with them to handle your various needs, whether that be tax and accounting, legal, banking, etc.

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