Listee Features — February 14, 2018


For more than four decades, Rita M. Barredo faced every day with perseverance, hard work, and a determination to succeed. She wanted to be able to do things on her own, so she set her own goals and paved her own path through the financial field. Her efforts paid off, as, after nearly 10 years as a timekeeper for Timex Group USA, Inc., she finally became an auditor with the Defense Contract Audit Agency in Lowell, Mass. Ms. Barredo held that position from 1985 until her retirement in 2016. ​ Proud of her achievements throughout her journey, Ms. Barredo considers one of the highlights of her career to be getting certified with the CPA in the state of Connecticut. She

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Recognized amongst her peers as an expert in financial reporting and financial analysis, Irene Borum has thrived as the Chief Financial Officer of The Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority and as the president of Abacus CPA LLC. The former company works to promote health and support the care of health care needs of the Atlanta, Ga., community, and the latter provides full tax services. Ms. Borum was encouraged to enter the field by a professor, who saw her potential. Prior to her current positions, Ms. Borum gained experience as a finance manager at Boston Medical Center, a finance and accounting manager at Turner Broadcasting Philips Arena, a regional audit and financial reporting manager for the American Cancer Society, and a senior manager

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