Consultant Spotlight | Meet Briana Stanek, Consulting Manager

May 5, 2023

Briana Stanek is a longtime TGRP Solutions consultant who joined the firm in 2015 and has worked with a range of clients during her tenure. Before becoming a consultant, she worked in leadership positions for large national and international organizations based in the Denver metro area.

Financial Services, Restaurant, Telecom, Recreation and Other Industries

At TGRP, Briana has worked on a wide range of projects for companies in many different industries, including financial services, hospitality and outdoor, healthcare, restaurant, and training and education, among others. Clients rely on her as an outsourced member of the corporate accounting team who can improve processes, help with audit preparation, speed the monthly financial close process, prepare and clean up account reconciliations review staff work, support system implementations, or step into any accounting position needed.

A Background in Corporate Accounting

Briana started her career working in sales for a Denver-based cruise company, but was quickly tasked with managing the organization’s books when its owners learned she’d worked part time during college for a CPA firm. That was the start of her accounting career, which took her from Red Robin Gourmet Burgers to Western Union Company, where she worked as part of both companies’ corporate accounting teams. In 2007, Briana moved to NTT America, the U.S. arm of Japan-based information and communications technology company NTT Group, as an accounting manager. After the company merged with Verio, she briefly joined a sales training company as an accounting manager before coming to TGRP in 2015.

Get to know Briana’s professional background, which spans a wide range of industries and company sizes, both publicly traded and privately held. She is capable of taking on the messiest of cleanup projects, getting accounting processes into shape, guiding an Oracle, Workday, Hyperion, Peoplesoft or other system implementation, or filling in for short-staffed accounting teams—and anything in between. Ask us if you want to learn more about her areas of expertise or consulting experience.

Most Recent Project

Supported the corporate accounting department of a hospitality company with month-end close activities, financial reporting, journal entries, account reconciliations, accruals, general ledger review, review of staff work and audit readiness.

Specializes In

  • Consolidations
  • Financial Analysis
  • Full-cycle accounting
  • General Ledger Management
  • Management Reporting
  • Process Improvement
  • System Implementations
  • Team Supervision and Management

Five Fun Facts About Briana

  1. Born in Missouri, raised in Kansas
  2. Earned a brown belt in karate while in college
  3. In high school, wanted to become a journalist
  4. Lived in Denver since 1990
  5. Has attended the annual Director’s Guild of America Awards ceremony the last 10 years with her brother, a film director

Five Questions with Briana

  • What three people (dead or alive) would you love to have lunch?

Barack Obama, David Letterman, and Prince.

  • How would friends and colleagues describe you?

I think as calm in stressful situations and a good listener.

  • What advice would you give to your younger self?

I’d remind myself to slow down and enjoy things. I think I’ve been guilty at times of checking things off the list rather than doing that!

  • What’s the coolest trip you’ve ever been on?

At 16, my dad took me on a 10-day trip from Kansas to California on the back of his motorcycle. We gambled in Las Vegas and camped on the beach in Malibu and went to Disneyland together. It was an amazing trip we still talk about!

  • If you had a life slogan, what would it be?

Family, friends, and laughter.

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