Meet Zach Lang, CPA

CFMA had an opportunity to sit down with Zach Lang, CPA, a Controller at McCownGordon Construction in Kansas City, MO. Zach is also one of CFMA’s 40 Under 40 Honorees. 

Here are 10 interesting facts Owen shared with us:

Q: What is your favorite part of your job? 
A: Developing relationships with our operations team - job site visits, monthly/quarterly projection meetings, etc.

Q: Do you have children? 
A: Yes, 1 year-old daughter (Madison) and another boy/girl on the way (January 2022)!

Q: Describe yourself in three words. 
A: Collaborative, Authentic, Passionate

Q: What is your favorite movie? 
A: A tie between Tin Cup and Sandlot.

Q: What is something you can never over-invest in? 
A: Time with Family!

Q: What are you reading right now? 
A; Best Seat in the House by Jack Nicklaus and Don Yaeger.

Q: What have you learned about being a leader? 
A: Leading takes patience, great listening skills, willingness to learn and change and building a great team to support you.

Q: What do you want to be remembered for? 
A: Being a great father, husband and coworker/leader, in that order.

Q: What’s your favorite holiday to celebrate? 
A: Definitely Thanksgiving. There's nothing better than family, great food and watching Thanksgiving football.

Q: How did you get into accounting? 
A: I actually wanted to be a Math major and then an actuary for the first few years of college but then I was introduced to a potential career path in business/public accounting. I knew that the CPA career path could lead to experience working with a lot of great people, industries, companies and allow me to find my passion. Which it did.