UVAFinance (belatedly) Welcomes Stephanie McAteer to Financial Reporting & Accounting

Stephanie, Murphy, and Peter

Stephanie McAteer really likes puzzles, whether they’re the actual, boxed variety with hundreds to thousands of pieces or the financial variety that involves analyzing financial statements and deep dives into numbers. Her love of fashioning a big picture out of a myriad of little pieces serves her well as a Senior Financial Analyst in UVAFinance, a role she’s held for eight months now (we’re a little late in introducing her).

McAteer hails from Williamsburg and has a business administration degree from Christopher Newport University and a Master of Accounting from the College of William and Mary. She and her husband, Peter, got interested in this area when they chose Wintergreen Resort as their wedding venue, and well, as she says, after that, “everything changed at once.”

Stephanie & Peter
McAteer found that UVA had interesting finance positions open, so she made the switch from working for the Williamsburg-James City County Public School System to UVAFinance, and then three weeks later, she got married.

“I love doing financial statements and solving problems and puzzles, and when I saw the role with Jacob’s team, I knew that was a perfect fit,” she says.

Her opinion hasn’t changed. “UVA is the best place I’ve ever worked,” she says, adding that everyone on her team is eager to help her succeed and that she enjoys the hybrid environment.

As the child of a military family, McAteer is quite the traveler. Born in Panama, she has lived in Italy and traveled throughout Europe. She and her husband, who is a golf pro, enjoy golfing together (in fact, their mutual interest in golf is how they met), and hanging out with their adorable golden shepherd mix, Murphy.