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Since founding the firm in 2009, Juli has combined her extensive high-level and public accounting experience with her tried-and-true belief that while taxes are often thought of as a science, there is an art to helping clients fully maximize their revenue and minimize their taxes. A CPA since 2001 and a Controller at Simpson University for seven years prior to starting her own business, her foundational knowledge has greatly informed her leadership. Helping small business owners achieve success is a process that often requires innovative problem-solving, and to that end, Juli obtained a Certified Tax Coach (CTC) designation to further educate her strategies for tax savings. Streamlining the procedures and packages offered to clients has further expanded the firm’s ability to not only show their clients a better financial bottom line but the opportunity to realize their dreams. Actively involved in her field’s community, she is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and a Board Member of the Professional Association of Small Business Accountants (PASBA). She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree from Simpson University, a QuickBooks ProAdvisor certification, and a loyal dedication to her hardworking clients and staff.
With 37 years of experience in the public accounting and tax preparation space, Randy Troupe has found that while many tax laws have changed, the fundamentals of successfully consulting clients have remained the same. As our freshly minted CPA and Client Advisor as of September, Randy is already helping clients eliminate their fear of the unknown aspects of accounting and tax preparation. Assuring clients that taxes can be predicted and planned for with an overall financial picture and supporting systems in place, Randy has a knack for helping others feel at ease even as they put out financial fires. This talent has likely been informed in part by 30 years of service to police and fire departments in his former capacity as Secretary and Chief Examiner of the Civil Service Commission in Lynden, Washington. He proudly holds a lifetime full of service, experience and also education, including a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Western Washington University. He considers his biggest blessing in life to be his wife, Nancy (of 44 years!), his four children, and five grandchildren.
With two-and-a-half years at our firm and an additional year before that in this field, Cianah has made herself an exceptionally knowledgeable and highly efficient asset to the team in that relatively short amount of time. Currently serving clients as a Bookkeeper, her expertise extends to all things QuickBooks as a QuickBooks ProAdvisor, a certification given only to bookkeepers, accountants or CPAs who have passed exams administered by their parent company, Intuit. As organized as she is informed, she effectively problem solves and communicates with clients and staff for the best financial outcome possible. Cianah aims to help create an experience that leaves clients more financially empowered, particularly when it comes to being able to fully understand and capitalize off of their financial statements. Ambitiously competitive against her own level of achievement, she has obtained both a Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of the Cumberlands in Kentucky and the title of four-time All-American in women’s wrestling with a third-place finish nationwide in 2012.
Since joining us in 2015 as the Director of Operations, Laura has brought both an expertise and organization to the firm in her role. Her leadership is informed by over 30 years of experience and knowledge in office administration, bookkeeping, tax preparation, and the importance of thorough preparation in all three. A born planner and leader in equal parts, she believes in proactivity in planning for success instead of reactivity to the result. This attention to detail has served as an asset to both our clients and staff, on everything from bigger picture operational functions to the smallest detail relating to a client’s account. Having served at one accounting firm for more than 20 years prior to joining us, she also brings a deeper understanding of the foundational structure that positions a business for further success during times of growth and change. The variety in building that foundation energizes Laura and both her talent and passion for creating that framework on both a daily and annual basis is apparent to everyone she works with. Laura holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from California State University, Chico.
For the past 16 years, Kendell has focused on customer service within the financial sector utilizing both efficiency and positivity in equal parts. Having recently joined our firm in October 2018 as an Administrative Assistant, she has already helped further foster a client-centric environment. With foundational knowledge of administrative operations and direct client communications, she provides attention to detail and the ability to intuitively tune in to the needs of our clients. With a mindset of encouraging active involvement in clients’ financial health, she facilitates a no-surprises experience, supporting our staff in their efforts to keep them up-to-date on tax laws and related changes year-round. Kendell holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Diversified Liberal Arts with a Concentration in Social Science, Psychology and History, from Simpson University.
For the past six years, Jennifer has been an important part of the team as an experienced and talented Administrative Assistant, serving as a shining example of what sets our firm apart. She provides a consistently high quality of service, individual attention to each person, and a sense of urgency to vital incoming requests. With many years of office administrator experience where she handled front office procedures in the real estate and medical industries, she brings an in-depth knowledge of administrative systems and tasks, which greatly helps support smooth day-to-day operations. Additionally, she handles the administrative portion of taxes for select accounts, all while providing excellence in everything she does to best serve our client base.
A seasoned professional, Kathy Brown has been with our firm for nine years and the industry for a total of eleven. As an Administrative and Bookkeeping Specialist, Kathy brings the very things that are at the core of the values of our firm, including integrity, accountability, and a reputation for the successful and straightforward reconciliation of our clients’ financial statements and accounts. With a diverse yet devoted background that informed her attention to detail and excellence, she worked as a bookkeeper to support her husband during his seminary education, served as a worship administrator at a large church for 15 years, and spent several years as a piano instructor, along with raising four children. Her education includes music studies at St. Paul Bible College and accounting courses at Simpson University.
Hitting the ground running, John Hughes joined our firm as Client Associate in November 2019 and immediately set his sights on finding client-driven solutions by helping them fully leverage the systems and resources available to them. With over seven years serving in various capacities in the financial sector, two-and-a-half in accounting, his relatively recent move to public accounting was driven by his desire to give clients the simple financial tools they need to succeed. Viewing clients’ success as an indicator of his own, he takes a great sense of pride and responsibility in educating and creating numbers-based plans for managing their inflows/outflows and navigating taxes. John’s affinity for numbers extends into his hobbies, which includes organizing raw data from an energy monitor in his home with the eventual goal of reducing his energy bill. He credits this level of analysis involving everyday solutions in part to his education, which includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from California State University, Sacramento and fulfillment of his CPA licensing requirements at Foothill College.