Geoffrey Kulik is partner at Sterck Kulik O’Neill Accounting Group, Inc., a Diamond Certified company since 2005. He can be reached at (415) 433-4500 or by email.

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Geoffrey Kulik: At Home in the City

  • Geoffrey Kulik, partner at Sterck Kulik O’Neill Accounting Group, Inc.

  • Geoffrey teaches a puppy how to be a show girl.

  • Geoffrey at the Exploratorium. As a physics major, Geoffrey has never stopped loving science.

  • Geoffrey discovers that he and his dog have matching coat colors.

  • Geoffrey in Hawaii. While visiting the Keck Telescopes at the top of Mauna Kea, he acclimated himself to the high altitude by hiking to the visitor center.

  • Geoffrey snuggling up with a 7-week-old dachshund.

  • Geoffrey nuzzles one of the girls, a four-day-old puppy.

Geoffrey Kulik: At Home in the City
“To pass tourists on the street and realize that people from all over the world come to visit the city where you live—I think that’s pretty special.”

SAN FRANCISCO – Geoffrey Kulik is originally from a small town in northern Nevada, but when he first visited San Francisco as a young boy on a summer trip with his family, its diverse vitality immediately struck a chord with him. Later in life, when an opportunity arose to make his former vacation destination his permanent residence, he didn’t hesitate. Today, Geoff continues to appreciate the vibrant lifestyle that the City by the Bay offers. “I count myself very lucky to be able to live and work in San Francisco,” he says. “To pass tourists on the street and realize that people from all over the world come to visit the city where you live—I think that’s pretty special.”

While Geoff has been working as a CPA for nearly two decades, his initial entrance into the accounting industry was somewhat indirect. After graduating from college with a BS in Physics, he went to work for his family’s small business, where his aptitude for computer technology soon led to a wide range of occupational opportunities. “My hands-on experience made me pretty well suited to jump into a field that nobody had a lot of familiarity with,” he says. “In 1986, I joined an accounting firm to bring their computer systems up to date, as well as implement computer-based accounting systems for their clients. Now, more than 25 years later, I’m a partner at Sterck Kulik O’Neill Accounting Group, Inc.”

Geoff says one of his favorite parts of the job is providing clients with solutions to their complex financial situations. “I enjoy the diverse challenges that come up on a daily basis in this line of work. Clients are always presenting us with unique issues, so each day is always very different, which keeps things interesting.”

When he’s not working, Geoff enjoys a variety of activities, from square dancing to competing at dog shows with his and his partner Galen’s four miniature long-haired dachshunds. He also enjoys traveling to exotic locations and experiencing new things, from scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef to hiking in Alaska. When asked what he would do if he could retire tomorrow, Geoff says he would most likely split his time between home and abroad. “I would love to travel more, but I also enjoy being at home, so I’d spend more time with my dogs as well.”

Ask me anything!
Q: Are you a dog person or a cat person?

A: I’d have to say I’m a dog person, although I like cats, too. It’s funny because I have four dachshunds, which are sometimes described as the most “feline” of all canines.

Q: What websites do you visit regularly?

A: The Huffington Post, FiveThirtyEight.com and Google News.

Q: Have you ever solved a Rubik’s cube?

A: I have. It took me a while, but eventually I became good enough that I could solve them without referring to any guides.

Q: What country would you most like to visit?

A: Italy. I’ve never been to Rome, Florence or Venice, and I want to see all those places.

Q: Are you an early bird or a night owl?

A: Night owl.

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