Diane (DeDe) Sideri, CPA (Inactive)

About Diane (DeDe)

DeDe is a highly organized, team-oriented CPA (Inactive) with more than a decade of diverse financial, accounting and bookkeeping experience in the public accounting, private industry and nonprofit arenas. Drawing from her vast business knowledge, she quickly grasps new ideas and learns company policies and procedures while working independently or as part of a team.

DeDe is proficient in financial reporting, account analysis and the monthly close process. Her previous experience includes managing the general ledger accounts for multiple brands of a national department store chain, performing all aspects of accounting, personnel and payroll functions at a local television station, and preparing various tax returns as well as participating in audits, reviews, and compilation engagements at a CPA firm.

She is adept at financial statement and journal entry preparation, financial planning and forecasting, accounts receivables and payables, budgeting, cash management, fund accounting, reconciliations, and variance reporting. DeDe has a keen understanding of customer credit and collections, and she can perform research and assist in the audit preparation process as needed. She is experienced in numerous accounting software programs, including QuickBooks, Oracle and CDM+.

A great listener and strong communicator, DeDe is capable of working under pressure to meet tight deadlines. Clients appreciate her ability to collaborate with company personnel at all levels and her commitment to delivering on-time solutions to achieve their goals.

Diane (DeDe) Sideri

Diane (DeDe) Sideri

Industry Experience

Manufacturing, Nonprofit, Religious Organizations, Retail, Service, Telecommunications


  • Kent State University, Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting, magna cum laude


  • CPA – Certified Public Accountant – Ohio (Inactive)

On a Lighter Note

Are there any causes that you like to support?
One of my favorite places to volunteer is the Common Ground Free Store in Delaware, Ohio. I love that I get to do this with my daughters and that the store stands by its name, providing a hot meal, clothing, shoes, toiletries, housewares, and most of all, a smile and a kind heart to share with others – all absolutely free.

Where is an interesting place you have visited or an incredible view you have seen?
Our family has owned a travel trailer for several years, and I have been very fortunate to have visited many places across the United States. My favorite spot with breathtaking views is Arches National Park in Utah. Wow! Simply stunning. The park has over 2,000 natural sandstone arches. The Delicate Arch, a nearly 60-foot-tall, freestanding arch, is the one I like the most. You will need to take a strenuous, three-mile hike to see the arch up close. It is definitely worth it!

What was your first job?
Besides some babysitting jobs early on, my first job in which I earned an actual paycheck was as a hostess at Bob Evans Restaurants during the summer between my freshman and sophomore years in high school. Living in Sandusky, Ohio, near Cedar Point amusement park, many tourists visited my hometown. It was quite interesting talking to people from all over who were visiting Sandusky to enjoy a day at the park.