Who is Amber?
IMSC Amber has been married to her husband David for over 40 years. They live in Mesa, Arizona. (she was a native of Michigan and does not miss the snow!.) IMSC Amber has a son who is a Firefighter Captain and a daughter who is a Cosmetologist. She has 7 grandchildren, 3 boys and 4 girls. IMSC Amber is a Mystery Shopper.
Over the years IMSC Amber has owned 2 successful businesses. IMSC Amber decided to retire around 1999 after boredom set in and she began mystery shopping on the advice of her daughter-in-law. She loved it! As is usual for IMSC Amber she jumped into mystery shopping with both feet. She enjoyed it so much she also started to do scheduling and editing. Doing these other two jobs really cut into her time for mystery shopping. IMSC Amber found scheduling and editing as long, arduous work. She decided it was not for her and went back into mystery shopping full time. In 2004 IMSC Amber decided to get her Gold Certification at an MSPA conference held in San Diego, CA, where she met the future CEO and President of the Independent Mystery Shoppers Coalition (IMSC). They have been friends and associates since that time. They could have never imagined what would blossom from that chance meeting!
As a Founding Member of the IMSC, IMSC Amber became the Chief Financial Officer. When the IMSC came into being an entity in and of itself the positions of the IMSC were somewhat chosen by default. Although all of the IMSC Team is somewhat cross-trained in all phases of the IMSC they do what they do best. So IMSC Amber is responsible for the oversight of most or all accounting and financial accounts payable and receivable, financial reporting, purchasing, budgeting and asset management. Such as establishing and maintaining cash controls and reconciling of general ledgers and bank statements. She classifies and maintains financial files and records, according to the year. She works on the preparation of monthly financial statements and balance sheets. She reconciles the payable accounts, receivable accounts. Issuing and authorizing purchase orders.
For IMSC Amber being part of the IMSC has been an interesting and fulfilling endeavor. The IMSC conferences help to give the mystery shoppers a voice they have never had and the opportunity to network with companies and make their chosen field of work better and more rewarding. IMSC Amber looks forward to meeting all attendees at the conferences. The IMSC Team works hard to make it as interesting and as rewarding as possible.
If you have questions for Amber, go ahead and ask in the comments!
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