Doris Adlam-Stöfler grew up in Austria, close to the Slovenian border. After receiving a diploma in business administration from the Austrian Commercial Academy in Graz, she began her business carrier at the age of 19, and, after a couple of years work experience, she decided to attend university while working full-time, graduating with a master degree in business from Karl-Franzenz-Universität Graz in 1997. During her university time, Doris was in a full-time financial controller position at a Styrian holding company (Steiermärkische Landesholding GmbH), working as a financial analyst for 25 companies in various segments of the tourist industry (skiing areas, thermal baths, congress center, grand-prix race track, airport, etc…)
Doris came to the United States in 1998 as Chief Financial Officer for six subsidiaries of a publicly-traded Austrian company. During that 3½-year period, she became quite knowledgeable about the processes and the potential pitfalls in starting a new business in the United States. With this early hands-on experience in managing the day-to-day affairs of a U.S. business, Doris is ideally equipped to guide and assist entrepreneurs wanting to gain a foothold in the U.S as well.
Doris joined Martin Luttkus in his accounting and consulting practice in 2001, and passed the enrolled agent and certified public accountant examination in 2002. During that time, Doris has worked almost exclusively with individuals and businesses from German-speaking Europe, providing tax, accounting, auditing and general consulting services.
With her “Alpine Mixer” monthly networking events in Los Angeles, Doris is well-established in the Austrian-German community in greater Los Angeles, and has close connections with numerous German-speaking professionals that can assist with her clients’ business development, real estate investments, individual and corporate legal, immigration and insurance needs.
In 2013, Doris and her young family decided to move back to Austria, where she continues to provide tax, accounting and audit, and consulting services for U.S. clients and for U.S. taxpayers living abroad.
Doris is a member of the German American Business Association (GABA), the California Society of CPAs and is licensed by the California State Board of Accountancy.