“As a facilitator and trainer Susan Lucato excels. She brings her extensive knowledge of the non profit community and tremendous accounting skills to the table, along with a wonderful ability to connect to her audience and make the subject matter interesting, engaging, and enjoyable.”
Lisa Mort-Putland, Executive Director, Volunteer Victoria
“Over the last couple of years, our organization has undergone significant growth. Our most recent strategic plan called for a complete revamping of our bookkeeping and accounting process.
That’s where Susan came in! I first met Susan at a Victoria Foundation budgeting workshop. I was so impressed with her wide variety of experience – working for a funder, private sector, non profit – a little of everything. She really seemed to understand the reality of the not for profit world.
Within the space of a few months, Susan set up our accounting system; trained staff; consulted on reporting to the Board; helped identify and create needed policies; readied us for year end and recommended an accounting firm.
Susan’s philosophy is to support us to become more independent and work herself out of a job. Our organization has benefitted greatly from having Susan’s expertise. I would highly recommend Susan to work with an organization who is either looking for ongoing bookkeeping/accounting experience or needing a complete overhaul.”
Colleen Hobson, Executive Director, Saanich Neighbourhood Place Society
“I have had the pleasure of working with Susan in her previous roles with Grant Thornton as well as with the Victoria Foundation. She is extremely knowledgeable, has a gift for explaining things clearly to those of us who are not accountants, and is very in tune with the needs and challenges faced by the non-profit sector. In addition, Susan gives back to her community by generously donating her time and resources towards important and meaningful causes and this speaks volumes about her character and values as well as her desire and commitment to making a difference. Susan definitely walks the talk!”
Tracy Lubick, Development Director, Victoria Women’s Transition House Society
“Susan Lucato has been the bookkeeper for me and my companies for over 20 years and I consider it my very good fortune to have her in my life for all those years. She has become a very good friend as well. She has my highest recommendations.”
Paul Horn (deceased), Internatinal Recording Artist, Inside Music Incorporated
“Susan has stepped in as I needed over the past year and a half whilst undergoing surgeries and cancer treatments. Her expertise and uncanny ability to prioritize JEA’s needs has provided me with much needed peace of mind. Though I hate to admit it, she has streamlined a lot of our processes! She’s been an absolute Godsend.”
Christine Bowles, Director of Finance, James Evans and Associates Ltd.
Volunteerism & Memberships
5th Tsartlip Scouts – Group Committee Treasurer – Scouts Canada
Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA)
Pacific Montessori Society
Royal Oak Community Association
Shawnigan Lake Residents Association
Victoria Women’s Sexual Assault Society
Victoria Youth Paddling Club Society