San Francisco, CA – Shea Labagh Dobberstein, a leading CPA firm headquartered in San Francisco, CA, is pleased to announce the promotion of Adam Buttery, CPA to Principal, effective January 1, 2015.

Buttery has nearly fifteen years of experience in public accounting advising privately-held corporations and non-profit organizations on audit and accounting matters. He joined Shea Labagh Dobberstein in 2001 as an Associate and transitioned into the role of Director. Since then, he has played a key role in improving the firm’s best practices. As a trusted business advisor, Buttery focuses on client service and working as a partner within his clients’ organizations to help them achieve their objectives. In addition to his client service activities, he will increase his strategic participation in the firm’s growth in his expanded role.

“We are elated to have Adam become a shareholder in the firm. In his thirteen years with us, he has always shown an exceptional level of technical capability, leadership, and an especially keen commitment to servicing the firm’s clients. As we head into 2015, this is an exciting development in our firm’s seventy-year-old history. We remain committed to growing our leadership team, and Adam is an outstanding representative for our firm and the future of Shea Labagh Dobberstein,” stated Jim Dobberstein, Managing Principal.

“I look forward to joining the leadership of Shea Labagh Dobberstein and continuing to provide the superior quality of service we have become known for. I am committed to the growth of each of my clients’ businesses as well as the growth of this firm. I could not be more excited about the future,” commented Buttery.

Buttery is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the California Society of Certified Public Accountants, and currently serves as a director of The Guardsmen, a non-profit organization that raises money to help disadvantaged children. He is a certified public accountant with the California State Board of Accountancy. Buttery earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management Economics with a concentration in Accounting from the University of California at Santa Barbara.