Top 10 Mistakes Candidates Make - NABA Metro DC & Arabella Advisors

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Arabella Advisors

1201 Connecticut Ave NW #300

Washington, DC 20036

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Recruiting Secrets: Top 10 Mistakes Candidates Make

Join us on Tuesday, November 15th for our next chapter meeting. We are excited to be hosted by Arabella Advisors!

Together we will be presenting an insightful and intriguing presentation by Desy Osunsade and Rod Broady.

Desy is the Associate Director of Talent Acquisition and Diversity on Arabella’s Culture and Talent team. In that role, she partners with hiring managers across the company to attract and retain top talent. To ensure that Arabella has a team full of rich and diverse experiences and perspectives, Desy spends a lot of time in the community partnering with schools and professional associations. She leads the Firm’s diversity and inclusion work by working to create and maintain a workplace where all perspectives are respected and valued.

Prior to joining Arabella, Desy worked in workforce development for Maryland’s Prince George’s County Economic Development Corp., the nonprofit arm of the county government, where she matched job-seekers to area businesses. Before that, Desy worked in sales, operations, and human resources for American Greetings in Cleveland, Ohio, where a local magazine recognized her as one of Cleveland’s “40 under 40” for her professional success and civic contributions.

Rod Broady is an accounting manager on Arabella’s Managed Organizations team. He is responsible for maintaining the general ledger, overseeing the financial reporting process for the nonprofit organizations that Arabella manages, supporting financial audits, preparing Form-990s, and ensuring compliance with federal grant reporting requirements. Rod provides technical accounting and operational guidance to a portfolio of public interest projects. Rod also looks for ways to make his team more efficient and streamline processes to enhance internal controls, as well as ensure the quality and accuracy of financial data.

Prior to joining Arabella Advisors, Rod worked for six years for two public accounting firms. Throughout his public accounting career, Rod managed, planned, and supervised financial statement audits several industries, including the nonprofit sector and health care. He has also developed significant expertise in auditing organizations that receive federal funds. In addition, Rod served as a career coach and mentor while leading internal office trainings for colleagues on various topics such as audit planning, testing internal controls, utilizing substantive procedures, and testing journal entries.

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Mix & Mingle 6:30 - 7:00pm

Presentation 7:00 - 8:15pm

Final Remarks 8:15 - 8:30pm

Confirmed Speakers:

Desy Osunsade, BS

Rod Broady, MS, CPA

**Light appetizers and refreshments will be served **


If you plan to attend, please RSVP through this Eventbrite invitation. The list of those confirmed for attendance will be submitted to security to make entry into the building a smoother process. Please be prepared to present a Government Issued ID.

Warmest Regards,

NABA Metropolitan Washington DC Chapter

There will be 1.5 CPE given for this seminar.

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