Testimonials

“I am SO GRATEFUL you talked me into having Jerri process our payroll. She is so awesome and easy to work with. The decision to go with your team probably will be what keeps us happily in business for many years

 

“I always see the light in your office Marc! You and your staff make the difficult easy… Make the hard part of being an entrepreneur a joy. And do so with a light and happy vibration. Thank you!” – Marc Titus

 

“I have known Marc Sterling for about four years. In that time I have had the distinct pleasure of learning from and working with Marc in various arenas and channels in our community. Marc is a man of absolute honor and integrity, always completing every task that he sets out to accomplish with the utmost professionalism and commitment. Based on his record and personal experience, there is no doubt that he and his associates at Sterling Financial Services are the best trained and most skilled in their respective fields.”  – Zach Saxman

 

“Marc Sterling has been friendly, outstanding and enthusiastic for us as our personal and business accountant.  He is the most efficient, quick to respond, creative and brightest accountant we have ever had.  I highly recommend him!  He is always prompt in responding to me concerning both personal and business accounting questions and concerns.  I so appreciate all of these attributes and talents in Marc.” – Dottie Webster

 

“After I sold my business I didn’t think your services would remain so important … I was wrong, thank you for taking care of all my complicated accounting needs for over 15 years. “ – Susan Ferreira

 

“As a 30 year business owner, I can tell you Marc Sterling and Sterling Financial are the best. Honest, helpful, fast, efficient, AND priced right!” – John DiBattista, DiBattista Construction Inc.

 

“Sterling Financial Services has helped me tremendously since I moved to Arizona nearly 6 years ago. They are a top-notch, professional tax and bookkeeping service and I trust them 110 per cent!! THANK YOU Marc and staff!!” – Mark Hoaglund, Red Rock Rewards

 

“Marc Sterling and his staff at Sterling Financial services have been the best group I have worked with. They helped me make sense of starting my own business, and held my hand through the whole process. They treat me with professionalism, and somehow make me feel like family as well. At tax time, I have never had such a painless experience. I would absolutely recommend Sterling Financial to anyone! Thank you for being there any time I need you. You guys are The BEST!” – Gratefully, Gwenn Langmack

 

“Sterling Financial Services is a tremendous asset to the Sedona community. Over the past several years I have received excellent business advice as well as outstanding assistance with both business and personal taxes. Marc is leader in the community and a trusted, successful businessman, providing exemplary financial services to all. He and his staff are friendly, dedicated, and professional. I do not hesitate to recommend Sterling Financial Services to colleagues, clients, or friends. A rare find!” – Elaine Rankin

 

“I feel totally confident and secure with Sterling Financial.  There are so many variables with being self-employed Marc takes care of everything so I can focus on what I do best.” – Lovejoy, Lovejoy Creations

 

“Marc always makes me feel confident in filing my taxes, which is my least favorite thing in life!  He makes it effortless and I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders as I walk out the door. Marc and his team of experts in taxes are the best of the best.  I’m so blessed to have them doing my taxes.  I feel confident and well cared for.” – Deb Lovejoy

 

“Sterling Financial Services, LLC excels at providing customer service.  People tend to be emotional about money, and Sterling Financial Services, LLC helps clients look at their situation in a safe, friendly, and objective way.  I have referred many people to their care and will continue to do so.” – Linda Wallace, Esser, Bradley & Wallace

 

“Sterling Financial is the BEST accounting firm I have ever worked with — personally or professionally! Their service and support goes beyond description, and the personal care they give every client is unmatched anywhere. They are timely, efficient, and — above all — the FRIENDLIEST group of accountants you will ever experience. You are not just a client at Sterling Financial … you are a friend.” – Patrick Schweiss, Sedona International Film Festival

 

“I have been working with Sterling Financial for the last 10 years with all my business needs. I have owned three businesses that have utilized their services and they have also helped me with the sale of my last business. I so appreciate not only their professionalism, but the constant support and caring. Thank you so much, for being there for me.” – Debra Beck

 

“Thank you Sterling Financial for helping us not only with our taxes and business input, but with helping us grow our company.” – Villegas Landscape

 

“I so love working with you all. I get accurate, expertly prepared tax returns, friendly service and gentle fees. I am always singing the praises of Sterlings. Keep it up; you’re the best!” – Rebecca Covell, Covell, PC

 

“Consistently reliable, fast and accurate!” – Scott Carney

 

“True Financial Wealth of Arizona is a premiere financial planning and investment management firm with 30 years of retirement, financial and tax planning expertise.  When it comes to your money, we want you to have the best in comprehensive services for your tax and bookkeeping needs.  That is why we team up with Sterling Financial Services for an all-encompassing financial service.  You’ll find them friendly, efficient and effective.” – Eileen M. Proud and Robert Redwanc, wealth advisers. www.truefinancial.net

 

“Marc Sterling has provided us tax preparation services for the past 5 years.  He is knowledgeable, efficient and delightful to work with.  When we need to contact him, he has always been prompt to respond.  We would definitely recommend Marc and Sterling Financial.” – Scott & Mercedes Mangarpan

 

“Sterling Financial is an incredible community partner. Their attention to detail, be it your accounting needs, business needs or just hello, is above and beyond!  Thank you Marc and your great team!” – Susan Schomaker, Sedona Performers Guild

 

“I’ve been working with Marc Sterling now for 9 years. I came to Marc’s company after a poor experience with my former accountant. Since being with Sterling Financial, Marc and his team
have been nothing less than stellar in their performance, response time, and professionalism. I recommend and refer Sterling Financial Services to all my colleagues, partners, and associates.
In fact, Sterling Financial is the only financial services, tax, and bookkeeping firm I recommend.” – Dean Edelson, Elysium Investment Group

 

“As a small business owner, preparing tax returns can be complicated. Marc has always made the experience comfortable and has been a true professional. His advice is current and on point. I would recommend him to anyone needing accurate and responsive financial service.” – Brian Dante

 

“I am so grateful that Marc decided to offer his accounting services again. He is extremely professional, knowledgeable and efficient. His experience in this field created a solid foundation from which he has built his practice. Whenever anyone says they’re looking for an accountant I immediately refer them to Marc knowing they will be in good hands.” – Lise Shattuck

 

“I’ve known Sterling for several years as both a teacher and an accountant. Throughout these years I have never had nor heard a single complaint about him. He is extremely helpful, efficient, and effective at what he does, and always ensures that every one of his clients receives the care that they deserve. If you are looking for a quality accountant, and a great person overall, then look no further. Sterling is your man!” – Garrett Debs

 

“Marc Sterling has been our accountant and financial advisor for many years. We have had many experiences with accountants on the East Coast, some good and some
bad. Mr. Sterling and his staff are at the TOP. Not only have we found him responsive and knowledgeable but a friendly and personable person to work with. Accounting and preparation of Tax Returns is no fun. We feel blessed to have found Marc who takes a lot of stress out of our accounting needs.” – Joseph & Lynne Montedonico

 

“I think it would be very difficult to find a team of professionals who are more deeply dedicated, more completely competent, and more enthusiastic about their clients’ affairs, in any line of work, than the people at Sterling Financial. And they are just great to be around!” – Frederick Shute

 

“Marc Sterling is an amazing QuickBooks expert who also understands and explains the accounting and future tax implications of the solutions he provides. He is extremely responsive, efficient, and caring. It is an honor to work with such a community-minded business owner who donates time and expertise to support local youth and nonprofits and stays involved with our local business community.“ – Holly Epright, Sedona Main Street Program

 

“It is with great sincerity that I submit this letter of recommendation for Sterling Financial Services, LLC. We find the employees at Sterling Financial to be very friendly, energetic, and conscientious. They are always well informed on the latest techniques, regulations, and financial advantages. We have maintained a professional relationship with Marc for the past several years. His work has enabled us to operate our business more profitably and efficiently. Marc has always been well prepared, professional, and helpful and has assisted us with strategic planning and problem solving. His insights and the support of his organization have been invaluable.” – Debbie & Nick Hunseder, Nick of Time Productions, LLC

 

“Sterling Financial has always been so incredibly cheerful, knowledgeable and willing to help with any questions that I have. The staff is extremely helpful and a pleasure to work with. They provide information timely and always with a smile.” – Heather Jones

 

“I have honestly never felt so enthusiastic about an accountant, and I even used to have one who was a friend. Marc Sterling of Sterling Financial was referred to me by a friend, and I could not be happier. Every year I DREAD tax season and arrive at it completely unprepared. Marc, Chapin, and their associates helped make this last tax season so incredibly painless for me that I would even say it was FUN. Yes, I realize that sounds crazy, but the electronic spreadsheets they prepared for me helped me organize myself in a new and effective way and now for the first time ever I am keeping a monthly log that will help make next season even smoother. Furthermore, although they are very busy, my emails and phone calls are always responded to quickly. They are all very knowledgeable, incredibly helpful, and I like them too (as people)! I cannot recommend them highly enough.” – Jenna Blasi, ND, Sedona Naturopathic

 

“It’s been five years since I became a client of Marc’s and he provided me with accounting and tax services. Although my tax situation was somewhat convoluted because of complex past business and tax situations plus having to deal with my current businesses, Marc handled them for me with efficiency and ease. I just wanted to express that working with Marc has been a great pleasure. I no longer have any concerns about my accounting and taxes from year to year as I know I am getting the best bang for my buck!” – Ira Marxe, Good Health Supplements

 

“As a small business owner just the thought of doing my books or income tax return makes my head hurt. Sterling Financial Services relieves my pain. They have saved me thousands of dollars by finding deductions my other accountant missed. They are the best friend a small business could have.” – Sarah Hagburg

 

“My husband David and I have known Marc Sterling for 23 years; not only has he been our personal and business accountant, but also a trusted friend. Marc is a man of principle and integrity; he fights for what he believes in and stands up for his clients. He has always been there for us and I can’t think of one time during these 23 years that I asked for his help and was ignored. On the contrary, he is very quick to respond and always tried to calm me down by telling me that everything will be resolved. He’s so friendly, yet very professional in the way he handles our business. David and I trust him and his staff completely and we highly recommend him as an unmatched wonderful accountant. Marc, thank you for everything that you have done and continue to do for us. We are lucky to have you as our accountant and as our friend; you are the best!!!” – David & Randa Fish, Fish & Associates, Inc.

 

“I have been in Business with and using Sterling Financial Services for over 10 years. You will not find a more honest, ethical, or intelligent person than Marc Sterling. His knowledge in accounting and financial services is second to none. The success that I have had in business and investing is a direct reflection of what a great teacher and mentor he has been to me.” – Paul Butler, West End Fitness

 

“Marc Sterling has been my accountant for nine years! I’ve been around the block in business and his advice, generosity, know-how and expertise far surpasses anyone else I’ve hired. Bottom line? Marc saved me money! If you’re considering Marc Sterling and his office to assist you with your books, RUN, don’t walk! You’ll be so thankful you did.” – Elaine Edelson, London Press, LLC

 

“I am very pleased to recommend Sterling Financial Services. My wife, Jan and I have worked with Marc since 2004. We have always been completely satisfied with his work and have referred others to his service. Marc’s work is accurate and timely. He is pleasant to work with, has excellent communication skills, finds answers to questions I ask, and he always does what he says he will. In today’s world Marc is a rarity — Jan and I refer him with no hesitation.” – David & Jan Vette, Universal Balance

 

“We have relied on Sterling Financial Services to handle our taxes throughout the ownership of our past two locally owned businesses. We have always found them to be available, reliable, efficient, and trustworthy – everything you could ever want from the people in charge of both your business and personal taxes.” – Steve Debs, Summit Computer Services

 

“I have known Marc Sterling for over 20 years, during which time he has been consistently one of the nicest, smartest, kindest, most trustworthy and most generous people I have known. To know Marc is to love him. You can feel confident working with him, because you know he will take care of you and always be there for you, even if you are half a country away! Marc has handled my personal and business taxes as well as that of many clients I have referred to him. They are always so appreciative of his time and work. I have never had anyone I referred to him choose not to work with him. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.” – Tallie O. Young, Tallie O. Young & Associates

 

“I am happy to provide a reference for Sterling Financial, an accounting firm I have worked with for nine years. I’ve known Marc Sterling both professionally and personally and find him to be a respectable businessman who runs his firm with integrity and skill. When I opened my own business 10 years ago, I went to Sterling Financial for all my accounting needs. From setting up my business to dealing with ongoing monthly and year end issues, Sterling Financial has always been dependable, straightforward and honest. Accounting fees can be quite expensive, but Marc and his group have always been forthright with costs and hours billed. It is my honor to recommend them to anyone seeking personal and business accounting consultation and services.” – Barbara Webster, Mexidona Fine Handcrafted Imports

 

“With great pleasure we highly recommend Sterling Financial Services. Marc has taken care of both our personal and business taxes and is consistently there for us. He is always so helpful, never making us feel inadequate for our lack of knowledge regarding taxes. Marc is professional and yet personable which makes us feel so comfortable. Even though we have moved out of state, Marc continues to be there for us. We are completely confident in Sterling Financial Services and are thankful to Marc and his staff for their prompt and efficient help through the years.” – K and Todd Busche