Professional Profile: Cathy Decristan 2021
Name: Cathy Decristan
Title: Accounting Director
Company: McAlpine Contracting
Location: Bay Shore, NY and New York, NY
Birthplace: New York, NY
Education: High School, Business Diploma
First job: Bookkeeping for Continental Book Company
First job in real estate or allied field: Managing accounting for a masonry contractor
What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I manage all financial aspects of the company and its individual construction projects, both on Long Island and in New York City, from $70 million The Lois multi-family development in Brooklyn to the new $3.9 million Harmony preschool in Wantagh. I plan to support my firm’s continuing growth through diligent financial reporting for the ownership and management of cash flows, project accounting, and personnel and subcontractor payments.
How do you unwind from a busy day? By spending time with my two children and volunteering for children-focused charities.
Favorite book or author: Jackie Collins
Favorite movie: “The Other Woman”
Last song/album that you purchased/downloaded? “One Thing Right” by Marshmello and Kane Brown
One word to describe your work environment: Teamwork
Rules to live by in business: “Strong women don’t have attitudes, we have standards and boundaries.”
If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead, but not related to you) who would it be and where would you go? A steakhouse dinner with Adam Sandler. I grew up on movies featuring this funny and down to earth actor.
What is your DREAM job? (something other than your current job) A lawyer, as I enjoy debating.