Great People Spotlight: Lesley Hargraves


Team Member: Lesley Hargraves, audit

Team Member Since: February 2009

What’s your favorite thing to do in Austin?

See a movie at Alamo Drafthouse

What’s your guilty pleasure?

A day of Netflix in my pajamas and having meals delivered

What do you like to do to relax?

Sit on my back porch and listen to music

Where would you like to travel?

Spain, Fiji, the Galapagos Islands, Hawaii, Costa Rica, Germany ….

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you?

Sandra Bullock

What’s on your bucket list?

Travel to Hawaii, visit every state in the US, live by the ocean in a foreign country

What did you want to be when you were a child?

Marine biologist

What do you enjoy most about what you do at ML&R?

Working with a great team and great clients.

What does work-life balance mean to you? How does ML&R facilitate work-life balance?

Work-life balance means having the opportunity to be challenged and continue learning daily, while also never missing anything meaningful with my family. It means I’m at all sporting and school events and I’m home for dinner with them every night, but I also get to have a challenging, rewarding career. 

What makes ML&R a “Best Place to Work”?

Our focus on people. It is great to work at a place that values their employees and wants them to have both a rewarding home and work life.

What do you enjoy about working for a locally-owned firm?

All decisions are made locally. When an issue arises, we solve it here in our office. This enables us to resolve issues quickly and stay focused on meeting our client deadlines. I also love our commitment to the local community that we work in.

Want to work alongside Lesley and the rest of Team ML&R? Check out our careers page. Need Lesley and the Audit Team for a project? Reach out to us.


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