Elizabeth Mance founded and currently owns 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 large corporate clients, she turned her attention to smaller businesses 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 maintain business growth, increase cash flow and profitability.
In addition to delivering the necessary compliance of tax preparation and accounting, the firm focuses on delivering solutions to save money, build wealth, and make their clients' lives easier. The firm's mission statement: "We help transform businesses" is a reflection of the firm's commitment to building better businesses for and with their clients. 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.
Toral Barot Shah, Tax Manager
Total Barot Shah is a CPA and a CMA in the United States and also an Associate Chartered Accountant from India. Toral began her career in 2003 working for PricewaterhouseCoopers Pvt Ltd in Mumbai, India in their international tax division for five years. Since she has worked for other local Seattle tax and accounting firms culminating over 10 years of cross-functional expertise in business consultation, financial analysis, strategic planning, tax preparation, international tax, and operations. Toral joined our firm in 2018 in a tax management and advisory position.
Sandi Hart serves two critical functions for our mid-sized clients: IT accounting 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 accounting systems setup, accounting system conversions and data cleanup. Sandi is a QuickBooks ProAdvisor, certified on the Enterprise, POS, and Field Service Manager platforms. Sandi also holds an Enrolled Agent designation and achieved a Microsoft MCTS certification in SQL Server Development.
Mary Beth Herold
Mary Beth Herold is our quality assurance expert. She is a highly experienced tax preparer in Individual, Business and Corporate taxation. She has also 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 CPA, a member of the WSCPA and the Sage Accountants Network.
Martha Mikeal, a senior tax accountant, oversees our Individual and Trusts & Estates department. She 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.
Mary Pat Mitton, Accounting Manager
Mary Pat manages our Client Accounting Services team. She provides CFO, business advisory, accounting and tax services to our business clients. She also serves several individual tax clients. Mary Pat graduated with two bachelor's degrees from Seattle University and Central Washington University is a licensed CPA. Prior to joining our firm, Mary Pat owned her own business and worked for local businesses in their accounting departments.
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 is our office manager, but wears several hats for our firm. She is 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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