Background

There’s a family link between Doug Lovett and his work, being one of four brothers where three became CPAs. Beyond this connection, the profession gives Doug the opportunity to be at the service of others. “I like being a resource for my clients. They see me as someone who can steer them in different directions when necessary, and connect them with other sources of support both personally and professionally.” Putting himself in the role of “broker of services” comes from insight he gained as a younger professional and is wisdom he readily shares with those he mentors. “You have to check your ego at the door. It’s easy when you’ve been around for a while, to start to feel too good about yourself or to take things for granted. I’ve seen it happen. Once you do that, you lose sight of what the work is really all about—solving challenges for real people.”

Doug doesn’t mind taking his work out of the office, having authored several industry articles over the years, as well as teaching courses on financial management for auto dealerships. “Anyway you can be of service is a good way.”

Professional Organizations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants Technology Committee, Past Chair Future Issues Committee, Past Member

Auto Team America

CPA Auto Dealers Consulting Association, Past President

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Japanese Garden Society of Oregon, Treasurer
The Deschutes Club, Treasurer
Girl Scouts, Columbia River Council, Past Board Member
Portland Sapporo Sister City Association, Past President

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of Washington, 1984 Certified Public Accountant, Oregon

Key To Success

“Since change is a constant, you should be a change agent for the good of the communities that matter most to you.”

SPECIALIZATIONS

Inventory accounting

Hospitality

Non-profit organizations