Stephanie Fortner

Project Accountant

Stephanie Fortner

Stephanie has 12 years of accounting experience in the A/E/C industry. In her role as western regional project accountant, she works with project managers in Kittelson’s six offices in California and Arizona to promote financial responsibility and the success of the firm’s projects. She reviews contracts, monitors project budgets, works with clients on invoicing, and serves as a liaison between Kittelson’s project managers and the firm’s chief financial officer and controller. Stephanie is also a software specialist who is passionate about the optimal use of accounting tools. She researched and led the configuration, installation, and user training of Kittelson’s current invoicing software, manages its maintenance, and is active in the software’s greater user community. Stephanie began her studies in nursing but fell in love with accounting after a student temp job in the accounting department of an architecture firm. She supplemented her academic program with a minor in psychology—a training she continues to use daily! Outside of work, Stephanie’s favorite activity is spending time with her young daughter. She also loves hiking, camping, and fishing, exercising and socializing her two wolf-hybrid dogs, and reading novels of all genres.