Environmentally Friendly Sustainable Business Practices
Minimizing Fouts Financial Group's Carbon Footprint

Mary Rae Fouts, EA brings 32 years of professional experience to clients.  She believes in Environmental Stewardship, and incorporates environmentally friendly sustainable practices in both her professional and personal lives to fulfill this social obligation. 

Home Office: To provide efficient and time managed professional services, reduce one's carbon footprint, and support environmentally friendly sustainable business practices, Mary works from a Home Office in Pleasant Hill, California.  Working remotely and incorporating current technology, Mary is able to address and help resolve technical and complex concerns for a  diverse group of clients located throughout the United States. 

Fouts Financial Group Professional Services - Client Consultations, Meetings, and In-Person Appearances:  Mary Rae Fouts, EA provides professional services Monday through Thursday working from her Home Office in Pleasant Hill, CA.  With the advent of the COVID-19 Pandemic, and the likelihood that virus outbreaks could continue well into the future, Mary implemented new administrative procedures in March 2020 to safeguard the health of Mary and her family, the health of others including Fouts Financial Group clients, and to comply with 6 foot social distancing guidelines.

Effective March 2020, all client consultations and meetings are conducted via Telephone Conference or Zoom Meetings Video Conference.  Any engagement that would normally involve in-person appearances or meetings (including Expert Witness depositions, court appearances, and arbitration appearances) is instead conducted via Telephone Conference or Zoom Meetings Video Conference.    


Client Communication and Document Transmission:  As part of Fouts Financial Group's commitment to environmentally friendly sustainable business practices, Mary employs current technology when delivering professional services to clients, including the use of telephone and video consultations and meetings, electronic communication, and electronic document transmission to reduce paper waste.

Documents, reports, client data and information, and related items are sent to and received from the client via US Mail or UPS, in a password protected electronic format via a disc or USB flash drive, or via printed paper format when necessary.

Alternatively, for electronic transmission of sensitive or confidential client information, as well as large electronic file transmissions, Mary uses an encrypted ShareFile service for secure transmission.  For clients sending such electronic information and emails to Mary, Mary will provide an encrypted ShareFile link for secure transmission.

Website, Client Information, and Client Document Security:  This website is protected by 256 bit encryption security. 

Mary maintains regulatory-compliant physical, electronic, cybersecurity, and procedural safeguards to protect the privacy and security of client information and documents.  Fouts Financial Group's Privacy Policy is available by selecting the Privacy Policy page tab at the top of this page. 

Mary welcomes your call or email to discuss your concerns.  Office hours Monday through Thursday.  Thanks
for stopping by!