Sherri Ness, JD
Principal

Sherri Ness is inherently detail-oriented and impeccably organized, so a career in accounting is a natural fit. Sherri grew up in Alaska and earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Alaska before migrating south to earn her law degree from the University of Oregon. Throughout her education journey, she knew her ultimate destination would be a position in tax management.

After graduating, Sherri worked for a large CPA firm, specializing in international and domestic tax management. Today, as a manager at McCoy Foat, Sherri’s responsibilities range from accounting and financial statement preparation to collaborating with all members of the accounting team to ensure quality work and client satisfaction. Her background in law brings a slightly different perspective and skillset to the table, balancing the highly technical skills of her colleagues.

Sherri appreciates the opportunity to work in McCoy Foat’s positive, team-oriented environment with a personalized boutique approach to service. “I strive to find the right balance between being very detail-oriented and highly cost efficient,” she explains. “Our goal is to provide strong value and reliable partnership to our clients.” Those who have worked with Sherri will tell you that she is a good listener and a great problem solver. “I try to understand my clients’ needs and help them find appropriate solutions by applying my knowledge to their business challenges,” she says.

Sherri is licensed to practice law in Oregon and Washington, and is an active member of the Oregon State Bar Association and the Washington State Bar Association. Sherri lives in the Portland area. When she’s not working, she and her husband enjoy traveling and cruising around the world. Before and after tax season, they escape to Maui and Sun River as frequently as possible.

Sherri’s Favorites:

Food: Chocolate
Restaurant: Roy’s in Maui
Weekend Getaway: Sun River