|Growing up in Omaha, Rachel Turek aspired to be a veterinarian but shifted gears when she received a B, in place of her typical A, in college chemistry. She was ultimately inspired to join the accounting profession by her CPA mother.
“My mom was a CPA and I always looked up to her,” said Turek. “She was a rockstar mom and business woman and it was so inspiring.”
She performs audits, reviews, and compilations of a variety of industries, specializing in not-for-profits and audits of employee benefit plans. She also works on commercial and governmental entities. Turek joined Bland & Associates in 2013, most recently serving as a Director in the Audit department.
Turek earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting at Bellevue University in 2011, where she was named Student Athlete of the Year in 2009 in volleyball. She is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner and also holds an AICPA Not-for-Profit Certification II and AICPA Advanced Defined Contribution Plans Audit Certification.
She met her husband, Ryan Turek, when he moved from Michigan to play for the Omaha Lancers. He played semi-professional hockey for about five years and they traveled and lived in various places including Charleston, South Carolina, Salt Lake City, Utah, Anchorage, Alaska, and Victoria, British Columbia, before settling back in Omaha and having their daughter, Harper, in 2019.
|I am absolutely obsessed with my dog, Cooper.|
|I have watched Grey’s Anatomy so many times, I sometimes think I could be a surgeon.|
|I can eat an entire box of cereal in one sitting.|