President & Principal CPA
Michele Sweeten, CPA, founded the Sweeten CPA accounting firm in 2002 as a one woman operation. Since then she has grown the firm through her hard work and vision to a staff of 29 CPAs, accountants, and bookkeepers with clients in a wide array of industries including construction, retail, professional services, and education. She is dedicated and loyal to her clients, and now more than 400 individuals and small businesses rely on her for the trusted relationship, intelligence and responsiveness they have come to know and expect. In addition to delivering high quality and cost-effective bookkeeping and tax preparation services, Michele also prides herself in connecting dedicated professionals with each other in order to reach their goals and grow their businesses through involvement in various networking groups, business coaching, and leadership services.
Office Manager & IT Liaison
David Rabinowitz started his professional career as a small business owner after his stint at UT here in Austin. His background with computer hardware and software during that time made him a good fit for several technology, support and project management positions with companies like USAA, Southwest Research Institute and the Armstrong Laboratory of the U.S. Air Force. He came on in 2015 as Office Manager to fill an immediate need, and has found that the environment of Sweeten CPA and the day to day interactions he has with our clients gives him immense satisfaction and the opportunity to exercise his wit and passion for problem solving. He is also one heck of a poker player.
Business Processes Manager
In 2016, Sweeten CPA invested in Karen Moore as our Business Process Manager. She is a certified Project Management Professional, and comes to us after a long career at IBM. She graduated from UT, here in Austin, and shares her passion for knowledge and learning with her three home-schooled children. She immediately began harnessing the power of our project management software and is perfectly positioned to help scale our operations for future growth.
Executive Assistant to the President
Starting her career in business management and administration in 2001, Amanda Sweeten brings expertise and passion to the office. With experience in a little bit of everything, from bookkeeping, invoicing, payroll, inventory management, secretarial work, office planning, and general keeping-it-together-ness, Amanda has taken on vital HR roles at Sweeten CPA. She is a quick study with a great work ethic and pleasure to work with!
Lori Wasson has 18 years of experience being a bookkeeper and office manager. She spent 10 years managing the bookkeeping for her husband's roofing company, which gives her an intimate understanding of small businesses and their books. Because of this, Lori is very aware of the hurdles small businesses face and works hard to make bookkeeping a stress-free experience for her clients!
Donna Everett became one of our friendly receptionists at Sweeten CPA as a part time employee in January, 2017 after she moved to Austin. Prior to that, she lived in Houston and was an independent contractor with us for four years. She earned her BBA in Marketing from The University of Texas at San Antonio. Working with people has always been her strong suit, and she is enjoying getting to know the staff and clients of Sweeten CPA. She has learned that an actual person’s friendly voice answering the phone can reduce a lot of the caller’s tension, especially at tax times.