Consultant Spotlight: Cori Eschenbach

We are thrilled to highlight our Senior Accounting Manager, Cori Eschenbach. Cori has been a valuable part of Kranz Consulting since April 2023. Read the full interview to learn more about Cori’s expertise, her passion for her work, and how she helps her clients thrive. 

 What is your hometown? Westchester, CA. 

What is your alma mater? Loyola Marymount University 

What are your hobbies? Hiking with my dogs, cooking, and playing sports. 

How has your background impacted your experience as a consultant? Playing sports has taught me how to be a team player. Cooking has taught me to try new things and to build on what I already know. Having animals has taught me how to be caring and nurturing. I try to bring all these things to my position as a consultant. 

What’s a typical workday like for you? The Wild West! I work in crypto and no two days are the same. It’s what I love about this industry. 

What motivates you to wake up and go to work every day? I work with really smart and amazing people. I love that we work as a team, but I am also given the independence to do things on my own. I really love working from home. I feel that not having to go anywhere and be in the comfort of my own office really keeps me motivated and focused. 

What kind of work have you been doing recently? As mentioned above I work on cryptocurrency. I am usually unwinding and solving for transactions as we get new clients onboarded. I have also been trying to develop a monthly template to reconcile and make sure we stay up to date on reporting requirements. 

Where do you believe you deliver the most value to your client? I know systems well and can figure out the complexities of the transactions. I tend to be efficient and am not satisfied until I have the solution to the problem. 

How do you organize environments with a lack of reporting infrastructure or inefficiency? I will create my own.  I don’t do well unless I have structure, so if it’s not in place I will develop the best way to do things and try to implement that across clients. 

What’s your process like? As mentioned above, I am creating monthly reconciliation tools for the different subledgers. It is important that we can tie out from the subledger to the accounting software and to the blockchain. This can be difficult because you don’t get reliable statements from exchanges or custodians. In addition, I am trying to incorporate the new rules and guidances to report on FMV. Each subledger’s system and reports are different and therefore need to figure out the best output while also making it as simple as possible for someone else to be able to do this.