Elmedina began her accounting career with Milhouse & Neal, LLP in 2009 as an intern. She obtained a BA, Accounting degree from University of Missouri – Saint Louis and her MBA, in Accounting. She is a licensed CPA and exceeds the annual requirements of the Continuing Professional Education program of the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants. Elmedina is a member the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
She devotes her professional time to a broad range of clients in various industries. One of Elmedina’s best qualities is her strong work ethic. She works hard and has a great deal of stamina. She enjoys working on challenging projects and at the end of the day, she likes to be able to point to something tangible and know that she had a hand in it.
Born in Bosnia, Elmedina spent much of her youth living in a country that was in the throes of war. She relocated to the United States at the age of twelve and entered seventh grade. Although she did not speak the English language she somehow managed to excel in her studies. At her eighth-grade graduation, she received several awards for her outstanding academic achievement. She looks back on her youth and realizes that everything she went through has only made her stronger. Elmedina is a born leader and very involved in her Bosnian community. She serves as Treasurer, for the Bosnian American Professional Network, and has been appointed by the Mayor of the City of St. Louis to serve on the Civil Rights Enforcement Agency Commission.
Elmedina has an adventurous spirit and a passion for traveling abroad. It’s no surprise that she paid her way through college working for a travel agency. It is customary for her to spend several weeks over the summer exploring different parts of the world. She enjoys traveling as much as possible and her adventures have taken her to such far off places as Brussels, Istanbul, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, Venice, Zurich, and many more.
There is no end to her adventures and her next trip is always just around the corner. Her motto is: Work. Save. Travel. Repeat.