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
Sibil's past experience is rooted in payroll. Whether she’s running payroll for clients or reconciling the governmental forms to the books, she is happy to make the numbers work. Sibil is a master at handling multiple of client’s books and payroll all the while ensuring that everything is filed on-time. If you are a client of Sooter Consulting, it's likely that you will get to know Sibil.
Qualification Highlights: B.S. – Business Administration, A.A. in Accounting
Motivating Force: The numbers! She likes the way an accounting file comes together to tell a story.
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
If each client is a puzzle piece, then Matthew is the in-house jigsaw master. From review of every individual file, to management of the largest current client, Matthew’s propensity for solving mysteries is as diverse as his workload.
Qualification Highlights: Currently working towards an AA in Business, 4 years dedicated to Sooter Consulting, Inc., striving for a future degree in Business Ethics/Management.
Motivating Force: It depends on the day. I might be motivated by someone externally, something from within or some hope rooted in the future.
In Three Words: Introspective, Addictive, Clever
With efficiencies and organizational systems rooted not only in unmatched experience but reliance on the latest technology, a dedicated IT team member is an absolute must for Sooter Consulting, Inc. Whether supporting a new software adaptation, identifying the cause of a glitch (we all know they happen!) or finding the latest innovations to help Donna and team thrive, you can trust that Jim will not only keep us technologically sound but highly entertained along the way.
Qualifications Highlights: 26 years of software engineering experience.
Motivating Force: Cool, new technology.
In Three Words: Smart, Witty, Laid Back