Editorial: 07.19.2022

The Numbers Add Up for Christina Chiodini

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Christina Chiodini has a knack for working with numbers.

“Numbers don't lie,” she says, describing why she enjoys accounting. “And if the numbers don’t add up, you’ve got to find out why.”

Before joining Castle, Chiodini honed her business and accounting skills across a wide range of industries—from banking and finance to healthcare and nonprofit organizations. In 2013, she bolstered her credentials by earning a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

Chiodini’s introduction to Castle came in 2017 when she filled in for a payroll manager who was out on medical leave. That temporary gig turned into a full-time position that eventually expanded to include accounts payable responsibilities.

During her four-year tenure in the job, she fine-tuned the payroll process to simplify it and improve efficiencies. “My number one goal was to make sure the field guys got paid on time,” she says.

A Day in the Life of a Project Administrator

In May 2022, Chiodini started a brand-new position as project administrator. In this role, she manages monthly billings for Castle’s cost-plus projects as well as a handful of jobs in Omaha. She also continues to administer certified payroll.

These days, Chiodini’s primary focus is on ensuring that Castle gets paid for its work. “One of my top goals as a Castle partner is to make sure that I account for every penny of expenses,” she says. “I get paid to do my job once, so I want to make sure that what I submit is correct the first time.”

One of the challenges of her new job is tailoring the billing documentation to the needs and preferences of each client. “That's both the challenging and rewarding part,” she says. “It’s like a little puzzle to solve.”

Though Chiodini is a quick study, she acknowledges her new position has a steep learning curve. “I learn something new every day, and I like that,” she says. “It keeps me mentally engaged at work. I never know what to expect.”

One predictable aspect of the job is her fondness for working at Castle. “It’s a great company to work for, and I plan on retiring from here. It’s like a close-knit family, and the benefits are outstanding,” she says.

Chiodini lives in the south county area of St. Louis with her 15-year-old daughter, two cats and a dog. 

As a child, Chiodini’s daughter seemed to be following in her mom’s career footsteps based on the meticulous manner that she organized her dolls and lined up her toy cars.

But today, her daughter has more artistic inclinations. “She has the skill set for accounting, but I think she’s more interested in animation, drawing and dance,” she says.

When Chiodini isn’t working or spending time with her daughter, she enjoys reading and fishing.

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