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Michael Colton

Finance Director

Michael manages the daily operations of the Finance department at Sacramento Steps Forward. He monitors and analyzes accounting data to produce timely and accurate financial reports, while ensuring that proper accounting methods, policies and principles are followed in accordance with all relevant guidelines. He brings a collaborative focus to our team, thanks to his multi-disciplinary expertise and holistic approach to organizational finance.

Most recently, Michael was the Finance Director/Assistant City Manager for a nearby city, overseeing all governmental functions, and spent two months as Interim City Manager. He personally managed the finance and administration personnel, while working closely with supervisory staff in all departments to ensure effective delivery of city services to the public. Michael’s previous experience includes three years spent at a Sacramento public accounting firm, where he performed accounting and audit services for a number of non-profits and government agencies.

Michael graduated from California State University, Sacramento with his Bachelor’s in Business Administration-Accountancy, adding a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) in 2019.  He maintains licensure as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and as a Realtor®. Michael enjoys spending time with his family, recreational sports, photography, and the occasional home renovation project.