Employee Spotlight: Martha Walden

Martha Walden grew up in Mobile, Alabama, where she graduated from 20th Century College with a major in Business Administration. She came to Maxwell Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc. with an extensive and well-rounded background in accounting, having worked accounting roles in the manufacturing, treasury, restaurant, and property management industries. Martha joined the Maxwell Roofing team 8 years ago as Accounts Payable Manager, and she has loved her time with the company. 

Current Role

As Accounts Payable Manager, Martha’s days in the office are always exciting. She not only handles the payables function but also acts as a liaison for the service and construction departments. “I can plan my day, but it never goes as planned,” she says. Her versatile role keeps her work interesting and presents new challenges daily.  

Martha works with a team of three. Her team’s external clients are suppliers who provide materials or services. The team’s internal clients are officers, project managers, estimators, and superintendents. 

Her main focus is to clearly understand each of her team member’s roles and how they work together to reach their goals. By providing her team with a platform to ask questions, offer new ideas, and talk openly about opportunities for improvement, Martha creates a collaborative environment.  

Why Maxwell Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc. Stands Out

 Martha’s passion for her job stems from her excellent contributions to her team. She says, “The one thing I love about Maxwell is having the ability to use my talent in such a way that, at the end of the day, I feel very confident about my contribution.” As she has always loved working with numbers, Martha knows that accounting is her niche. Her penchant for numbers led her to this career, but it’s Maxwell’s culture and team collaboration that keeps her with us. 

Personal

When she’s not in the office, you’ll find Martha in the kitchen, at a fresh seafood restaurant, or traveling. She adores cooking for her family—her husband, three daughters, five grandchildren, and her mother, who recently turned 100 years old. Once she retires, Martha has set her sights on traveling the world—especially to her favorite city, Dubai.