Summer knows local government finance. It is that simple. She combines that expertise with the ability to work well with people. She's a good trouble shooter and problem solver. Our local government community is fortunate to have her available when needed. 

— craig gibons, executive director, tax supervising & conservation commission

We have found ourselves extremely happy and satisfied with the quality of services offered. Summer not only has an extremely high level of technical knowledge and professional experience but she also communicates on a level that is prompt, understandable and courteous.

—  Joseph O’Neill, Finance Officer, City of Sisters

The budgeting process was overwhelming for us.  We weren't sure where to begin or even what questions to ask.  Summer did everything with almost no time or effort for the district!  The best part was that I could trust her to represent the district in a professional and educational way.

—  Karen Miller, Executive Director, La Pine Parks and Recreation District

Her services exceeded our needs as she aptly managed the daily operations, completed short-term projects, responded to audit inquiries, and made recommendations for streamlining and internal control improvements.  I would gladly rehire Summer for any short or long-term government accounting needs.   She is a top-notch CPA with a personality to match!

—  Sandra Montoya, Finance Director, City of Woodburn


Summer Sears is an excellent communicator and her accounting skills are of highest quality.  She is able to assess the client’s project and see it through with vision, to deliver results exceeding expectations.  Whether taking on an acting CFO role or providing selected services, I recommend Summer Sears for her integrity, thoroughness and professional care.

—  Marc Gonzales, Finance Director, Clackamas County



Summer was able to help me sift through a TON of things I had going on within the first year and helped me make sense of all that I was in the middle of. This included items like financial operations process review, financial statements, fund structure changes, and guidance on budgetary questions and issues that arose throughout my first year. Summer is my first line of defense when I have a question or issue come up, and I consider Summer a great asset for the City to have with her experience and knowledge. I would recommend Summer for any project or job you may have in mind.

— Matt Brown, Finance Director, City of St. Helens

Summer Sears is knowledgeable in all aspects of local government finance, particularly audit and budget functions.  She has wide range of experience in a variety of positions with small, medium and large organizations.  Always a pleasure to work with, I give her my highest recommendation; you will be very pleased with her work. 

— steve wheeler, city manager, city of hood river

[Summer has] a real gift for explaining complicated concepts in easily understandable terms, but without oversimplifying--[Summer] strike[s] just the right balance.

— Laurent Picard, City Councilor, City of Hood River

…your ‘competence’ and obviously intrinsic ability with complex and jumbled numbers (lots of them!) was breath-taking.

— David marshall, finance director, City of reedsport