Tax Pro Spotlight: Dawn Witek
From time to time, we want to recognize our Fall Tax School customers and share a little bit about their journey and background. Everyone, meet Dawn!
My name is Dawn Witek, RTRP. I received my BA in Accounting from Rockford College (now known as Rockford University).
Q. Hi, Dawn! What’s a typical day look like for you?
A. I am owner and president of Dawn Mullard Accounting & Tax Service Inc. My life? Primary care taker for my 94 year old father. I am relatively newly married to an incredible retired sailor, Mike, and we have 7 children, 7 grandchildren, and well over a dozen grand animals. Typical day, not sure such a thing exists right now. I get up and try to accomplish whatever is most pressing.
Q. Why did you get into the field? What interests you about the profession, and tax specifically?
A. I knew at a very early age that numbers were MY THING. I was either going to be a school teacher or an accountant. Growing up in Chicago in the 60s, teachers went on strike almost every year, hence my decision to become an accountant. I like helping people. I enjoy being able to pull information together and completing ‘the puzzle’.
Q. What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?
A. This too shall pass and change is the only constant!
Q. What do you like about Fall Tax School seminars/webinars/workbook? How does Tax School help you in your job and/or to serve your clients?
A. I like the people, especially the instructors. Tax school covers so many scenarios that something is likely to relate to a client. Even when the topic is not something I currently deal with, I listen as the client with that issue may be just outside my door.
Q. What are your favorite ways to get tax information (aside from Tax School, of course)?
A. I have begun doing IRS webinars, but Tax School is far superior, I feel, for the interaction of the people.
Q. Anything else you’d like to share?
A. I have made friendships and professional acquaintances at Tax School. Some have passed on but are fondly remembered. Some I see, some are in my phone and calls happen often.
Interview edited for content and clarity.