If I could offer any words of advice, it would be to take charge of your own career. Join various professional networking groups, find one that suits you the most, and get involved. Building your own network and having a mentor is crucial for a successful career. It is worth the effort!

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We are pleased to highlight Dome’s newest Controller, Agata Krasniewska! As Agata starts her journey as the newly appointed Controller on the accounting department, she will oversee the team’s activities, establish new accounting policies and internal controls, and lead accounting initiatives supporting companywide improvements. Agata will also help develop a strategic plan for the accounting department and provide and support training and technical advice to accounting team members. During her two years at Dome, Agata has been overseeing the accounting department, where she supervised daily operations while establishing and enforcing proper accounting procedures, policies, and process improvement. As Agata looks ahead into 2024, her focus will be reviewing various procedures and providing training to the accounting team. Together, Agata and the accounting team will work on multiple process improvements to increase the department’s efficiency. 

Before joining Dome in 2021, Agata worked as an auditor for over eight years in public accounting. She began her career at a regional CPA firm, where she prepared, audited, and reviewed financial statements and provided accounting and consulting services for private small to mid-size companies, primarily in the construction industry.

Agata has an impressive resume of certifications and affiliations that set her up for success in taking on her new role as Controller, Certified Public Accountant of the California Board of Accountancy, board member of the National Association Women in Construction, and member of the Construction Financial Management Association.

What makes Agata truly stand out is her eagerness to network and promote women within the Construction industry. She became deeply invested in promoting women within the industry after joining the NAWIC Sacramento Chapter (National Association of Women in Construction). Learning about the construction industry, NAWIC’s mission as an organization, and its endless possibilities made Agata realize it was time to get more involved. When she first joined, the group was tiny, and she has had the privilege to help rebuild and grow this chapter over the years. Agata has since stepped down as a member and now has the pleasure of watching the team continue its success. Throughout her career, Agata has volunteered at various non-profits, such as Girls Scouts, where she helped promote construction as a future career path for kids.

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More about Agata

Share your background and story - Where are you from? And how'd you land at Dome?

I was born and raised in Poland and came to the United States in 2004. My first job in the US was as an au pair to three-year-old triplets. I didn't know any English when I first arrived, so I spent that time learning English alongside the kids I cared for. To improve my English, I first studied at a local community college and then pursued a degree in finance from California State University, Sacramento. After eight years in public accounting, I was ready for something new, so I transitioned to private accounting at Dome. Time flies when you are having fun and living the American dream. It was a long, bumpy ride to where I am now, but I am grateful for the experience.

As a woman working in the Construction industry, what is the most significant change you have seen in the field since you started?

I have been following the construction industry and women's involvement for a decade and have seen several positive changes. More women are joining the industry. Not long ago, women made up less than 10% of the construction industry in the United States. As of last year, that number has increased to about 14%. Also, more professional organizations like NAWIC, CFMA, AGC, or SRBX are joining efforts in industry promotion and encouraging young kids to enter the industry, which is fantastic to see and be a part of.

What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve done in your life?

I came to the US in my early 20s without knowing English or anyone here. At first, I treated the journey as an adventure; now, looking back, I wasn't fully aware of the reality of being an immigrant.

What are you happiest doing when you are not working?

I love to travel and explore. During the last few years, I was fortunate to visit many US National Parks, including Monument Valley, Grand Canyon, and Yellowstone. On the weekends, you can find me at the beach with my dog Lucy.

What organizations are near and dear to your heart?

Girl Scouts is an organization I love to support. I used to volunteer at the Construction Camp, where I helped promote the camp and led a tools and materials drive. Watching 8-13-year-old girls use power tools to build a cabin while singing was an inspiring and empowering experience.

What's your motto or mantra

"There is no passion in playing small, in settling for a life that is less that the one you are capable of living." - Nelson Mandela