The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime. ~ Babe Ruth
If you picture an accounting office with quiet, conventional workspaces and employees with unconditionally compartmentalized roles – you probably haven’t been to Sooter Consulting, Inc. With a firm belief that our greatest strengths lie within each other, our team members aren’t just ‘number-crunchers’; we are continuous learners, accounting adventure-seekers and data detectives. With complementary skill sets, harmonized communication and even a quirky sense of humor (or two!) in the bunch – the result is a cohesive and multi-faceted, big picture perspective delivered to every client. Learn about the Sooter Consulting team below!
It's no secret that Donna LOVES money…but the extraordinary thing is that she loves other people’s money as much as her own! With an entrepreneurial spirit, 15 years of professional experience and a lifetime of fiscal problem-solving, her passion for accounting is deeply unstoppable and vastly contagious. Since the inception of Sooter Consulting, Inc. in 2005, Donna's has cultivated her business from a humble beginning of two clients to a thriving and reputable Silicon Valley accounting firm serving over 50 diverse business owners and counting.
Qualification Highlights: B.S. – Business Management, Accounting Emphasis, QuickBooks Desktop ProAdvisor & Online Advanced ProAdvisor, 20 years of progressive experience in administrative and accounting work.
Motivating Force: My clients! I love when a client tells me that I have clarified their financial position and enabled them to accomplish their goals and dreams.
In Three Words: Honest, Direct, Sassy
If payroll is an art…maybe we should call Sibil the modern-day Picasso. With roots in every aspect of payroll, she can make sense of the most abstract data with utmost accuracy. With nearly 10 years of budgeting, bookkeeping and accounting administration, she looks forward to making the finances of nearly every Sooter Consulting client a true masterpiece. With a passion for helping those who protect what matters most… Sibil is also the proud Team Leader for our insurance clients (if you deal with policies, compliance and complicated books – she's your point person!).
Qualification Highlights: AA Degree (Accounting), AS Degree (Business Administration), Educational Honors Achieved. Thinkgs creating new processes and organizing numbers is serious fun.
Motivating Force: Getting those numbers to not only talk - but speak the story of success.
In Three Words: Encouraging, Happy, Organized
Life is a balancing act…and according to Kathy – accounting is the ultimate art of alignment! Kathy brings over 30 years of accounting and bookkeeping experience to the Sooter Consulting, Inc. team. Resolving imbalances, tackling tough transactions and setting the stage for her clients to achieve their goals is all in a day’s work.
Qualification Highlights: B.A. – Business, Accounting Emphasis, Masters of Business Administration (MBA) plus three decades of continued growth and accumulated knowledge in all aspects of bookkeeping and accounting.
Motivating Force: There is nothing more rewarding than knowing that the work that I do can serve as the foundation for someone to achieve their goals.
In Three Words: Organized, Analytical, Passionate
Every business has growing pains… Michele has experience crafting accounting solutions that aren’t the one size that fits all, but the size that fits today AND tomorrow. From creating reporting tracking strategies to participating in systemwide technology conversions, she’s proven herself an absolute analyst and solution-seeker. Monthly closes, quarterly reviews and year-end audits are pretty much a part of her DNA… and we like it that way.
Qualification Highlights: BA Degree (Economics), QuickBooks Level 1 Certification, Systems Conversion Experience. The most important three ‘R’ words in her life are reconciliations, reviews & reports.
Motivating Force: The knowledge that accuracy in data is really what makes the world go ‘round – for businesses of all statuses and sizes, and even for her daughter’s Girl Scout Troop.
In Three Words: Adaptable, Detail-Oriented, Dependable.