Caterria gained valuable experience in the accounting field for 14 years before joining Forest Investment Associates (FIA) in 2018 as an Accounting Specialist. In 2020, Caterria was promoted to Property Accountant within FIA’s Client Accounting Team. Her new responsibilities include managing and preparing the financials for separate account clients. Being a part of the Client Accounting Team has helped Caterria gain knowledge about timberland investments.
Before joining FIA, she served as an Accounting Assistant at PhyTest, Inc. for 11 years, with experience in third-party medical billing as an Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable Clerk.
What is your business philosophy?
Throughout my professional career, I have learned the importance of the client comes first. If you have that belief, everything else will fall into prospective place.
Why did you choose this field / career path?
During my high school years, I had to choose an elective class, and I had no idea what my interests were at the time. So, I chose an accounting class. Learning about debits, credits, assets, and liabilities “piqued my interest”. Since then, I was determined to make accounting my career path.
What is one of the best lessons you’ve learned during your career?
Be eager to learn because your success in life depends on it.