Elizabeth Mance founded and currently manages Accountability Services. She started her accounting career in 1986, working for Arthur Andersen for 11 years. In 1997 she left Andersen to launch Accountability. Throughout her career she also worked in industry for AT&T, Verizon, Microsoft and Disney. After years of advising corporate clients, she turned her attention to smaller business and individuals.
Elizabeth is known for putting clients at ease and explaining complicated tax and business issues in ways that can be understood. Through her combination of education, experience and credentials, along with those on her team, Accountability brings a well-rounded set of skills that guide business clients in their efforts to "grow smart" and increase profitability. The firm also provides financial and technology solutions along with personal tax planning and preparation. Clients cover a range of industries, including professional services, manufacturing, health care providers, retail, food production/hospitality and high tech.
Elizabeth is an is an honors graduate in Accountancy from the University of South Florida, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Washington State Society of Certified Public Accountants, the National Association of Enrolled Agents and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
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It is Jeff Burrowes who will greet you at our front lobby! Jeff is our receptionist and office administrator. As a graduate from the University of Washington, Jeff is an intern - currently working on his Accounting degree at Bellevue College.
Sandi Hart serves two critical functions for our mid-sized clients: IT systems consultant and senior staff accountant. She has 30+ years experience serving clients needs in accounting and delivering IT solutions. With her in-depth systems integration and development background, her specialties are in Utilities CIS, SQL Server Development, and SAP Financial. Sandi is also a QuickBooks ProAdvisor, certified on the Enterprise, POS, and Field Service Manager platforms. Her corporate resume includes work with PSE, Vertex-Alliance Data, Buyer’s Consolidated, Eddie Bauer, Wildfire Software, and Rainier National Bank. In her spare time, she volunteers for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life program. Sandi is currently studying for her Enrolled Agent designation.
Mary Beth Herold
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Mary Beth Herold has been preparing individual, business and nonprofit tax returns for many years. She has been a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor since 2006, and uses Sage 50 (formerly Peachtree) nearly as long. Prior to working at Accountability, Mary Beth worked at Peterson Sullivan and other CPA firms here in the Puget Sound area. Mary Beth is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.
Martha Mikeal is originally from Atlanta where she graduated with honors from the State University at West Georgia with a bachelor's degree in Accounting. Prior to joining our firm, she worked for Coca-Cola, Lockheed-Martin, Sprint and Datatrac developing and supporting a myriad of financial systems. She also worked for four years as the Tax Manager for a 30-person H&R Block office. Martha manages our Individual and Trusts & Estates department at Accountability.
Mary Pat Mitton
Mary Pat graduated with two bachelor's degrees from Seattle University and Central Washington University and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Washington State Society of Certified Public Accountants. Prior to joining our firm, Mary Pat worked for local businesses in their accounting departments. Mary Pat supports our firm's Tax and Accounting departments. She also supports QuickBooks clients with system set-up, troubleshooting, maintenance, consulting, and filing their state and local tax returns.
Manny Uson is a senior accountant supporting many of our manufacturing, retail, and hospitality clients. He has 30+ years of accounting experience including business management. Prior to joining the firm, he owned and managed his own businesses and, as a result, he understands the challenges and demands our clients face. Manny is an accounting graduate of the University of the East (Manila, Philippines) and is also certified in QuickBooks. When Manny is not working, he volunteers as a non-profit consultant for Seattle international organizations, and loves his golf game!
Angela Weller wears several hats for our firm - she has responsibility for developing and reporting on our firm's quality and client service metrics, and handles other back-office projects. Additionally, Angela provides accounting services to our early-stage clients. Prior to joining our firm, Angela worked in business management and accounting and attended Central Washington University. She has been certified as a QuickBooks ProAdvisor since 2009.
At our firm, Client Service is not something that our people work at—it is inherent in their natures. We hire them that way because we believe that follow-through is key to ensure we have enthusiastically satisfied clients all of the time.
"I've been with them for a number of years and am impressed with their professionalism, their depth of knowledge, and their willingness to get it done quickly and accurately. They know me by name and they know about my particular situations. It's the little touches that make a business go from being good to being great. I wouldn't hesitate at all to recommend them."
–G. Wadsworth, Individual Tax Client
"What I like best is that the Accountability Services team is going to work on my behalf. We have special circumstances, and they always have the best advice for me. It is trust and thoroughness that are the two most important things. They give me peace of mind."
–S. Carmony, Individual Tax Client
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