Team Spotlight: Jai Patel, Head of Accounting
Welcome to AptAmigo’s Spotlight Series, where we highlight some of the amazing people who make up our team. We’ll be chatting with people who work in a variety of roles, so check back often or view the entire series.
Jai Patel leads our accounting department with a quiet confidence that shows in the incredible quality of his work. His reliability paired with his witty sense of humor makes him a joy to have in the office. He is currently a one-man band, taking care of the company’s finances, diving deep into the nitty-gritty of numbers and consolidating reports based on thousands of financial statements and transactions. As a result of his previous experience working for companies that range from start-ups to those in the Fortune 500, Jai demonstrates his skill and intelligence on a daily basis.
Jai first found AptAmigo while his previous company was going through an acquisition: “I went on Built In Chicago and found AptAmigo. As my previous company was in the process of this acquisition, I actually told my boss about AptAmigo and how I really liked what they were doing and how they had a lot of potential. It just so happened that my boss knew Dan (the CEO) through their network. So he took the initiative to say good things about me, great things about Dan, and we were able to connect; that’s how I ended up being the Head of Accounting.”
“There are so many people willing to mentor anyone starting their career with us, and we are setting up everyone who works here for success.”
Although accounting can seem intimidating to some, Jai effortlessly breaks down his role: “I’m responsible for the financial management of the company. I manage payroll, calculate commissions, collect invoices, etc. Anything that has to do with money is my domain!” Even though Jai is the head of accounting, he actually works with multiple departments across the board on a daily basis: “I really enjoy getting to interact with all the different people in all the departments. I talk with Operations and Sales on a daily basis. I also love working with the tech team; they were able to help me create an email automation for all of the invoices we send. It definitely took our invoicing process to the next level. It allows us to automatically email the hundreds of buildings that we work with. It saves me hours of work on a weekly basis just in follow-ups.”
Jai not only stays at AptAmigo for the opportunity to be the head of accounting, but also because of what we do and who we are: “I’ve seen this company hit multiple record numbers in revenue on a monthly basis, and we’re planning on opening up in multiple different markets. I think this shows the potential we really have. I really think this is the best place to start your real estate career because we’re already setting people up for success in their careers. We have the potential to do really well, and I enjoy being a part of that.”
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