What is your proudest professional achievement?
During the time I worked for a company that required me to verify that the in-house contracts were in compliance with the Sarbanes -Oxley (SOX Act). This took a great deal of research, and self-teaching because the act was created to prevent fraud. It also required a great deal of auditing of the records to be sure the company was in compliance.
What’s the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had before joining the Erickson team?
working for an event planning company who specialized in theme parties, and this was way before theme parties was a thing as it is now. The parties were for wealthy people, and they were in an event hall and some were in ballrooms at hotels.
What’s your go-to karaoke song, and why do you love singing it?
The only time I did Karaoke was with the law firm I worked at before coming back to Erickson. We did Midnight train to Georgia.
Denise Allen, Assistant to the CFO
Denise Allen is a dynamic and spirited professional who serves as the Assistant to the Chief Financial Officer at Erickson. With an unwavering passion for calculations and numbers, Denise brings a unique blend of analytical prowess and infectious enthusiasm to the finance team. She is responsible for all the daily accounting functions, including accounts payable, payment processing, billings, review of subcontracts, Purchase and change order requirements, certified and field payroll review and processing, and union compliance.
Beyond her technical proficiency, what sets Denise apart is her spirited approach to her work. No matter the assignment, Denise approaches every task with an infectious energy that uplifts those around her. Her positive attitude not only fuels her own dedication to the job but also serves as a source of motivation for those around her.
In her role as Assistant to the CFO, Denise plays a crucial part in ensuring the financial stability and success of Erickson. She thrives in the fast-paced environment of financial decision-making, showcasing an innate ability to streamline processes and implement efficient solutions. Her keen eye for detail and dedication to accuracy make her an invaluable asset in managing financial records, audits and compliance.
Denise believes in fostering a collaborative and supportive work environment, where everyone can thrive and contribute their best. When asked about her favorite memory, she remembers a General Superintendent who would wear Floral Hawaiian shirts every Friday and brag about how cheap they were “off the rack.” The shirts were so colorful, especially for a time when office attire was business suits. She prefers the relaxed environment of the current office and how everyone comes together to help each other when needed.