SOE Award Recipient
2012 • Professional Services
"I am most proud that I have been able not only to have a successful business, but to have been able to grow it, employing others, and now to have an expansion plan in place."
Karen Mora is a fantastic business woman and has grown her business tremendously since she started it and knows how to run a successful business. Karen is the CEO of Accountability Plus, a full-service bookkeeping and business management firm, which she founded in 1997. Her previous experience includes 10 years at a Silicon Valley commercial real estate firm and 5 years working for two Santa Barbara CPA firms. Karen’s business affiliations include Treasurer of the National Association of Women Business Owners, past VP and current member of the American Payroll Association – Santa Barbara Chapter, and past President of the Santa Barbara Bookkeeper’s Association. She was an adjunct Instructor and taught a Payroll class at Santa Barbara City College for three years.
Karen has trained her employees to be personable, customer service oriented and to get the job done. Karen is also very involved in many business organizations and proactive when it comes to increasing the strength of her business. Karen is she is constantly striving to make her business the best it can be. Karen has a strong head for business and she is committed to her own success. She recognizes the strength in networking with other business professionals and takes time to improve herself through taking MBA classes at UCLA while running her own business. Her education includes extensive college courses, and she is only a few courses shy of earning her bachelor degree.