Employee Spotlight Series: Finance at Aquicore

Sarah Trus is a force to be reckoned with. As Aquicore’s Controller, she has leveled up our finance and accounting practices in a short amount of time. As we celebrate Women’s History Month, get to know a little more about her and how she built her career in the male-dominated industry of finance.

Where did your interest in the field spark?
When I was deciding what to major in college business was one of my interests. I didn’t know much about accounting and went to the University open house and met with students from the business school. What drew me to accounting was the strong focus on business knowledge the accounting student told me about.

What about Aquicore or your work inspires you?
Being a part of a positive change to an industry. As an accountant, I can work in many industries like cyber security, satcom, real estate, electro-optics and others. In my past, I would choose the industry I am in in a more passive way of not working for negative industries. Aquicore represents the E in ESG with promoting consideration of the environment in the real estate industry. By choosing Aquicore, I feel like I am taking a more active approach in the ESG movement.

What problems do you solve?
Improving the quality and availability of our financial reporting and improving our internal controls.

What is a cool project you have worked on here?
Is anything in accounting considered cool? Helping the HR team with the implementation of a new HR-Payroll system was an interesting project I enjoyed working on.

What are some of your hobbies outside of work?
I enjoy cooking, baking and physical fitness. In cooking I am into fusion cuisine, mixing flavors from different cultures. As for fitness, I enjoy running and have participated in several 10K races. I also have a 2nd degree black belt in Taekwondo and participated in Taekwondo sparring competitions.