Testimonials

Hear what some of my clients and colleagues have to say about me after working together on various projects throughout my career.

Working with Karla has been one of the high points of my career thus far. Karla is an extremely intelligent person and always willing to lend a helping hand wherever possible. She consistently maintains a positive attitude and always strives to add value. It is with the highest regard that I recommend Karla. ~ Alfred Anaya, Project Manager at Kaiser Permanente
I worked with Karla Sasser at JRK Property Holdings, Inc as a I served as Controller for the Investor Reporting and Management. Karla is extremely knowledgeable and professional with regards to field audits. My experience was limited in that area and her work was concise, accessible, and productive. She approached all her field tasks with complete organization and professionalism. I learned so much from her on the designing and organizing a field audit. She is an excellent employee. ~Martin Colvin, CPA, Divisional Controller at JRK Investors, Inc.
Karla;s efforts and approach were key to enabling us to successfully implement Timberline at UCP. The teams pre-implementation efforts were invaluable to us. ~ Len Wood, Chief Financial Officer
Karla was great to work with during my tenure at the VC Finance Depart. She has a positive attitude towards the daily challenges presented in the internal audit environment. A working knowledge of Sarbanes Oxley and unrelenting attention to detail are just a couple of the many attributes that make Karla a great member of the team. ~ Darren De Vries, CPA, Certified Public Accountant
Karla successfully implemented internal audit practices that improved the turnaround times and impact on the operational teams. Also, Karla was instrumental in complying with SOX and seeked out opportunities for improvement. ~ Annick Faict, Finance, Business Intelligence, and Process Re-engineering
As Director of Accounting at Cardservice International (a $280 million sales company) I interviewed and hired Karla to work directly for me. I quickly promoted Karla from Senior Staff Accountant to Accounting Manager. She bonded almost immediately with the staff, and gave insightful help and guidance to the staff of 8 Senior Accountants. At the time, morale was sagging, and Karla gave a huge lift to our process and morale. Karla was a CPA in two states (California and Florida) and her knowledge and professionalism were obvious. I chose Karla to perform a site audit at a sister company in Sacramento, California with myself and a warehouse manager from Moorpark, California. She organized and performed the audit almost completely on her own, and was able to prepare a preliminary Summary Report by the middle of the second of two days on site. We presented the preliminary report and findings to the General Manager and staff of the sister company prior to leaving that afternoon. Upon return to our company, Karla polished and enhanced the report. I reviewed with no changes and published to the President and staff of our division, (high level decision makers). The review and report were extremely professional and demonstrated Karla's grasp of both GAAP and the practical application and review of the system in place at the sister company. I would highly recommend Karla for high level management and analytical positions. I would hire her in a second, without any reservations. She continues to be one of the most professional and knowledgeable people I have worked with over the last 30 years. ~ Robert Downey, Experienced Controller/Accounting Professional
Karla has been the IIA San Fernando Valley Chapter President for the past several years. Karla has kept the Chapter operating in a very challenging environment despite low member turnout and very restricted resources. Her dedication to the internal audit profession and the continuation of Chapter operations is commendable. ~ Lynn Theriault, Lead Auditor at Caltech
Karla always took on all work assigned to her with a great attitude and professionalism. ~ William Stine, CEO at Cypress Golf Management
Karla is very detailed oriented and wanted to make changes to our audit program that would make it more fail safe. She found thousands in stolen funds and did a great job of keeping track of them and staying in contact with the right people. She learned quickly and asked great questions when understanding our software was key to her process. ~ Rhonda Polan, Financial Applications Manager
Karla was an excellent resource during the SOX IT audit I managed for ValueClick. She provided background on the company and invaluable advice regarding how to work with the ValueClick personnel. She also provided valuable advice/feedback when I had issues that bled into the financial or governance areas (or when I need some insight regarding the external auditor team). Karla also helped with the review of some of the IT narratives/procedures at one of the locations. Furthermore, Karla was able to make me laugh which was so valuable in a high stress project. ~ John Carpenter, Compliance Analyst at Wind Energy Transmission Texas, LLC
Karla brought her talents of careful strategic planning, thoroughness and an ability to work very well with people to her role as the President of the San Fernando Valley Chapter of the IIA. Under her leadership, the SFV Chapter strengthened its Governing Board, recruited dedicated, productive volunteers and reached out to its membership to find out how the Chapter could add value to the professional lives of its members. Based on feedback from its members the Chapter moved towards offering a variety of meeting locations and meeting times and arranged to have good speakers on topics that members were most interested in. The Board of Governors really appreciated her contribution and requested her to serve a second term as a President so that the Chapter could consolidate on the gains made in her first term. Karla’s integrity, professional knowledge and a positive attitude make her a pleasure to work with and I look forward to continued opportunities of doing so. ~ Sai Chandavarkar, Compliance/SOX Auditor with Aviva Spectrum
Karla was a great asset to our finance organization and a key team leader in our accounting group. Our Business Unit controller relied heavily on Karla to manage the accounting group. She was very thorough in executing her responsibilities and was an extremely skilled professional. I missed her greatly when she moved on to a better opportunity and highly recommend her as an accounting professional. ~ David Duben, Owner Principal at Duben and Associates, Certified Public Accountants
Karla was over in Stockholm a couple of times for internal audit of our Nordic business. Karla is very easy to work with and I very much appreciate her pragmatic view on what made sense to do or not from a business perspective. ~ Peter Carlsson, General Manager Nordic at ValueClick AB (Pricerunner
Whenever in doubt in matters concerning auditing or accounting - ask Karla. No matter how tiny or complex question Karla has the answer, or knows where to forward the request. Karla combines a solid knowledge and experience with a great sense of humor. I would gladly work with her again. ~ Linus Widströmer, IT Security Specialist at Handelsbanken
I was fortunate enough to work with Karla at Cardservice/First Data. Karla is an exceptional Manager. She is a very detailed Accountant, always placing an emphasis on the big picture of the job or project yet willing to get her hands dirty on details. She is highly organized, great work ethic, good teacher and a pleasant person to work with. Karla was always available if you needed help. I enjoyed working with her and hope our path’s cross again. ~ Britt Johnson, Controller
I reported to Karla within the ValueClick corporate governance department while I was working as a consultant. Karla is a detailed oriented and very structured manager for project oversight. Karla has a vast knowledge of financial accounting principles, especially Sarbanes-Oxley. Karla is a great manager and I would absolutely jump at an opportunity to work with her again. This is why I am recommending her work. ~ Joe Whitlach, CPA, INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT at Torrance Memorial Medical Center
Karla is a pleasure to work with. Before engaging she makes a point to become firmly tuned in with a division, their respective business processes and revenue dynamics; always making a point to work collaboratively to achieve objectives. Corporate governance requires a referee mindset combined with dogged persistence. Karla achieves this by maintaining a sensitivity to business demands while ensuring financial and compliance requirements are fully met in a sustained in a timely manner. ~ James Long, Director of Sales at Criteo
Karla was instrumental in ValueClick's Sarbanes-Oxley compliance efforts, including the documentation and testing of internal controls throughout the organization. Karla holds herself to the highest ethical standards & professionalism, and a work ethic admired by those around her. She has great interpersonal skills and well regarded by those she works with. I highly recommend Karla as a valuable asset to any finance department. ~ Lee Lipman, Chief Financial Officer at GlobalWide Media
I have had the privilege with working with Karla Sasser for several years, and I would like to say that Karla’s strengths would be her attention to detail and follow-up skills. Karla’s follow-up skills are exceptional and she definitely communicates clearly to everyone both written and verbal. Karla leads by example and always lends a positive attitude and input to all projects sent her way, as well as bringing pertinent questions or thoughts to any projects; Karla is always thinking “outside the box” to improve her tasks. Karla’s work ethic is extremely well, and was always willing to stay late or come in early to get the job done. I would recommend Karla for any position of employment without hesitation. ~ Michael Bloom, Manager at First Data Commercial Services
Karla and I worked together at ValueClick. She was a member of the internal audit team while I was a member of one of the divisions. Karla was a pleasure to work with and made the internal audit process as painless as possible. She easily learned the processes of our division which enabled her to pin point the testing she needed to complete. Karla was extremely efficient in her role. I enjoyed the time that I worked with Karla and recommend her for any of her future opportunities. ~ Lisa Hogan (formerly Newmaster), Director of Finance at Pennsylvania Bar Association
Karla is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to all the rules and regulations of accounting principles. Karla can put a spin on some of the rules that make them understood and not so dry (for those of us that aren't in the know). She has a wicked sense of humor which she handily applies to accounting and her staff. It was always an adventure to interchange with Karla as you knew you would always walk away with some new knowledge. I glad I got to have that pleasure. ~ Susan Dowding, Looking for an interesting position. Something I've never done before.
I first met Karla when our division was starting the undertaking of "SOX." She walked me through our division's needs, answered all my questions and made the implementation a very easy one. She was always very personable, knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. ~ Maureen Jones, Senior Business Analyst