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Vicki Paavilainen

Chief Operating Officer and Director of Accounting Services, CPA

Chief Operating Officer and Director of Accounting Services, CPA

As Director of Accounting Services for SRC, I oversee and assist in the reporting as prepared by our financial controllers. I am the person who resolves the out-of-the-ordinary issues and communicates with the client when needed, regarding reporting and procedures. In my role as Chief Operating Officer (COO), I ensure the delivery of all client services and functions across the SRC team by providing leadership and coaching to the Accounting and Client Services team.

I earned a Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting from West Texas A&M University in 1983 and am a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). My experience includes working at a large ($500 million) manufacturer in its in house accounting department for 7 years; a small start-up custom home building business for 12 years, managing the financial reporting, developing and implementing procedures to automate the business while seeing the business grow from 8 to 150 employees and $50 million in annual sales; and a Chicago CPA firm, where I took on temporary projects for various clients.

I started working for Law Offices A.E. Gustafsson, P.C. in November 2005, responsible for all client billings and accounting. Eventually, in May 2007, I assumed my current responsibilities at SRC, while remaining responsible for our Law Offices A.E. Gustafsson’s internal accounting.

I came to Chicago as a child from Texas and have family spread out across the U.S. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling to visit family, outdoors activities and I am currently attempting to learn to play golf.