Judy Powell

Accounting Manager


Judy Powell is into the details – really into the details.

After working for several years in public sector accounting, Judy is adept at managing every transaction across multiple accounting streams while adhering to rigorous reporting and policy standards. With a Bachelor’s in Accountancy and lots of government accounting experience, Judy brings a unique blend of skills to the team.  

And, as a special benefit for her role as Accounting Manager with Sterling companies, she also has a unique background in commercial development finance. As Finance Director for the Lynnwood Convention Center, Judy also gained valuable experience in this area, playing a key role in the master plan and financial outlook for a 13-acre parcel of land in the Lynnwood downtown core. This experience makes her a perfect fit for the Sterling companies, where she works across commercial real estate management, transactions, and development projects. 
In fact, Judy was very attracted to the accounting opportunity with Sterling because of the range of activity. “I love to have a lot going on, with opportunities to be creative and work on a variety of projects,” she says. Before joining Sterling, Judy worked for the University of Montana Foundation and supported accounting functions for the Missoula Paddleheads.  
Having worked in both the public and private sectors, and across the Pacific Northwest, Judy brings a slate of accounting strengths to support the Sterling team. Her robust background is the perfect combination to support all of Sterling’s services. “Digging into the ins and outs of several entities and streamlining the accounting channels between them is exciting,” she says.  
When she’s not crunching numbers, you can find Judy enjoying the great outdoors with husband and three (very busy!) kids. Together, they love camping, playing on travel teams, and even hitting up live music events when they get the chance. And if you ask her kids what they’d love to see come to Montana, they’d say Olive Garden – but Judy is holding out for a Nordstrom.