Michael Welty, CPA – President and CEO
“Integrity is everything in life. Do what you say you will do and be where you say you will be.”
As President and CEO, Michael provides strategic direction to Utonomy and actively manages day-to-day operations.
Michael is a Certified Public Accountant and serves as Chief Financial Officer for a number of Utonomy clients. He has over 25 years experience in accounting, finance, taxation, and organizational development. He has served in a finance-related capacity for Hewlett Packard Company and American Express, and worked as an audit manager in the New York and Sacramento offices for Ernst & Young, LLP. Michael holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with an accounting concentration, from California State University, Sacramento.
Sara Lee – Senior Accountant
“Success is the result of learning from experience, preparation, and hard work.”
Sara serves as a senior accountant for various Utonomy clients. She has over six years of experience in administrative and accounting roles. Sara’s business roles have been versatile, and they include prior experience providing incorporation services for businesses in the Sacramento region. Sara is dedicated to helping others achieve success, and she embodies this attitude at each of her clients.
Sara is currently completing her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting at DeVry University.
Tamoya Bell – Senior Accountant
“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.” – Booker T. Washington
Tamoya serves as an accountant for various Utonomy clients. She is an innovative and driven professional with over six years of administrative and accounting experience. Tamoya has strong interpersonal skills and strives to learn new ways to increase efficiency at her clients. She has a passion for helping clients succeed and build organizational stability.
Tamoya has a Bachelor’s degree from California State University, Sacramento with a concentration in Economics and continues to further her knowledge towards obtaining various licenses including a CPA license.
Sylvia Yciano Ramirez – Accountant
“Every problem is a gift—without problems we would not grow.” – Anthony Robbins
Sylvia currently serves as an accountant for various Utonomy clients. She has four years of accounting experience, including experience in taxation, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and financial close-out. Prior to working for Utonomy, Sylvia worked in the accounting department of a large-scale insurance company. She has also worked as a Tax Manager for a CPA firm. Sylvia enjoys learning new ways to increase her skill set to help her clients run more efficiently. She has a passion for helping her clients succeed.
Sylvia is currently finishing her Bachelor's degree in Accounting and will be pursuing a Master's degree and CPA license in the near future.
Sara Becker – Customer Billing/Office Administrator
“I respect others, and their time; therefore, my goal is to maintain a high standard of accuracy in my work to keep everyone around me fluid and looking their best. The stronger we are individually; the more successful we are as a team.”
Sara processes customer billing and performs a wide variety of duties keeping the Utonomy office organized and supported. She has been with the company since its inception, and began while simultaneously working as a public relations consultant. Her current passion is teaching martial arts to children and pursuing her third degree black belt in Karate.
Sara holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications, with an emphasis in Public Relations, from California State University, Sacramento.
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P.O. Box 4731220 Cerro Vista Drive
Applegate, CA 95703
Accounting Services Offered by Utonomy do not Require a License with the California Board of Accountancy.
Utonomy was formed in 2001 on the principle that small businesses must have an organized accounting system, qualified accountants, and experienced financial management executives in order to succeed in a competitive business environment. Experience with exceptional companies was the catalyst and inspiration to form Utonomy.