About Us

Our mission is to serve our clients by providing them and their organizations the highest quality accounting, bookkeeping, tax planning, tax compliance, financial consulting, and other CPA services at a reasonable cost.

Our company began in 1997 when George Fox, CPA established a sole practice in Tacoma, WA. His initial focus was on governmental and municipal finance and accounting. In 2007, he acquired a CPA firm in Vancouver and changed the focus of the enterprise to small and mid-sized private sector businesses, non-profit entities, and individuals. In 2008, we acquired another accounting firm and consolidated our operations in a new office in Vancouver. Since then, we have purchased or acquired two other accounting/CPA firms.

Fox & Company has been operating in the same office since November 2007, and through internal growth and practice acquisitions, our company has grown to employ more than 12 professional and paraprofessional employees and serve more than 1,500 clients every year. Together, we have built a team of people who provide high quality, reliable and accurate auditing, accounting and bookkeeping, business, individual, and nonprofit income and other tax compliance, tax audit and appeals representation, and business and personal consulting services. We anticipate continuing to grow and build our enterprise in the future.

Our company does business in Washington as a licensed CPA firm, and we work with clients from all over the world.

 

George Fox, CPA, JD, BS – Senior Shareholder

George Fox is the Senior Shareholder of Fox & Company. He started the firm as a sole practice in Tacoma, Washington in 1997, and since then our company has grown to over 10 professional and paraprofessional employees serving over 1500 clients annually.

George graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting in 1982. In 1985, he graduated from Washington University with a Juris Doctor (law) degree. He has been admitted to practice law in Missouri, Illinois, and Nebraska, and has a CPA license in Washington.

George has a great deal of experience in all phases of individual, business, nonprofit, and governmental accounting, auditing, taxation, and consulting and planning. He works with our staff on complex issues for clients, and on client representation engagements, business valuation, transition, and restructuring issues, individual estate taxation issues, nonprofit auditing issues, and “special” cases. He also works with our operations management team regularly on marketing and sales, human resources, and other business issues.

George simplifies complex issues and expresses them clearly and succinctly.

Email George at [email protected]

Tamara (Tami) Miller, EA, BS – Partner

Tami graduated from Pacific Union College in 1996 with a Bachelor’s Degree in both Fashion Merchandising and Business Administration. After a brief stay in the fashion industry, she landed permanently in accounting. She is Managing Member of our LLC and has been with us for more than 20 years.

Tami specializes in providing accounting, auditing, and bookkeeping services to businesses and individuals. She is a federally-authorized tax practitioner that can represent taxpayers before the IRS. She has extensive experience in tax compliance, tax audit, and dispute resolution with the IRS and other taxing jurisdictions.

Tami has worked with many types of businesses, including building and construction companies, millwright and lumber services companies, retail companies, manufacturers, professional and other service businesses including doctors, dentists, engineers, and attorneys. In addition to her work with businesses, Tami has experience with non-profit (fund) accounting, auditing, and tax compliance.

When she isn’t busy crunching numbers, she goes home to her family of two daughters and her husband where she finds solace in sewing, knitting, and quilting.

Email Tami at [email protected]

Amanda Fels, CPA, BS – Partner

Amanda graduated in 2005 from Southern Oregon University with a BS in Business Administration – Small Business Management and a Certificate in Applied Finance and Economics. She worked in administration and accounting for 7 years before returning to Southern Oregon University to pursue a career as a CPA. She graduated in 2014 with a Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Accounting and she is now a CPA licensed in both Oregon and Washington. Her professional background is in the management and growth of small business to include, administration, systems planning, accounting, employee benefits, and IT.

As a CPA, her goal is to serve her community through helping businesses, individuals, and nonprofits with their accounting, payroll, tax, and management needs. Whether it’s a tax return for a business, individual, estate, trust or nonprofit; a financial statement audit; planning for a new accounting system; or help writing a budget, she’d like to help.

Industries of Experience: Specialty Food Production, Nonprofits, Retail, E-Commerce, Acting/Directing, Construction, Medical Offices, Airports.

When not at work, Amanda is a foodie who enjoys backpacking and scuba diving with her husband and their daughter.

Email Amanda at [email protected]

Traci Hartley, EA, AA – Full Charge Bookkeeper & Enrolled Agent

Traci graduated from Western Business College with an Associate of Arts degree in bookkeeping in 2002. She worked as a bookkeeper and accountant for several businesses until joining us as a Staff Accountant in 2007. She is our Bookkeeping Supervisor and works with our bookkeepers to make sure the work is done on time and correctly.

Traci is an IRS Enrolled Agent and she spends a large amount of her time providing tax compliance services including payroll and excise tax reporting, interstate tax reporting, and prepares tax returns for corporations, LLC’s, partnerships, and individuals.

When she isn’t here, she is dreaming about the next time she can take a trip up to Seattle with her children and cheering on the UW Huskies among other sports teams.

E mail Traci at [email protected]

Bob Mong, EA, LTC, MT (Accounting), BS – Tax Specialist

Bob had a long career as an executive in business. From 2006-2009, he trained people to be licensed tax preparers in Oregon and how to work with tax preparation software. Bob has personally prepared thousands of individual income tax returns.

Bob has been with our company since 2009, preparing income tax returns for individuals from January through April, and occasionally other times too. Bob enjoys doing taxes and values the clients he sees every year.

E mail Bob at [email protected]

Amanda Cole, BA – Accountant

Mandy graduated in 2016 from WSU Vancouver with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration-Accounting. She was crowned the best accounting student of her graduating class and is currently studying for her CPA exams. We are so happy to have her here, prior to graduation Mandy worked with us as an intern assisting with all aspects of Public Accounting.

She offers the dedication and enthusiasm of a brilliant newly graduated accountant.

Outside of school and work she manages to find time to volunteer for the humane society. She enjoys hiking, reading, music, movies, and peaceful evenings at home with her boyfriend and their cat, Lucy.

Kristen Coyner, MS – Accountant

Kristen has worked in a variety of positions both in and outside of the accounting world. After graduating from the Art Institute of Seattle in 1993, she started work in the newspaper industry. She has worked in sales and circulation at several Northwest newspapers, with medical claims for a third party insurance administrator, and in marketing and development for a mid-sized consulting firm. She also finds time to work as a free-lance writer and editor, publishing opinion editorials for Washington newspapers, editing full-length books for first time authors, and teaching writing clinics to students.

After 10 years of working, Kristen returned to school to finish her degree. She graduated from The Evergreen State College in 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts and New England College in 2016 with a Master’s in Accounting.

Outside of the office, Kristen spends her time with her fiancée and four children—a 15-year-old son and 7-year-old triplet daughters.

E mail Kristen at [email protected]

Jacqueline (Jackie) Healy – Bookkeeper

Jackie has a love for the art of bookkeeping and record keeping. She first realized she wanted to be an accountant when she got involved with the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls, a non-profit youth organization. Jackie was eventually appointed Grand Treasurer for the Grand Assembly of the organization. She loved handling the profits and realized she was good at it.

In 1997 she began her bookkeeping career with a large local car dealership and then went on to public accounting at other local accounting firms until we finally got her in early 2015. She has over 18 years of accounting experience and is dedicated to her craft, she particularly enjoys the relationships she has with Fox & Company clients.

Outside of working for Fox & Company, Jackie works as an event planner and is very busy allocating her time around this operation, work, and her family of two daughters.

E mail Jackie at [email protected]

Lesly Collins, AA – Bookkeeper

Lesly came to us in October 2015. She graduated from Clark College with an Associate degree in Accounting in 2012. She worked as a bookkeeper and payroll specialist at another local CPA firm. She is a great resource to the team and specializes in complex bookkeeping clients.

Lesly is a native of the Northwest and when she’s not in the office you’ll find her at home with her husband and her three children. Family is her biggest priority which is why often you’ll find her organizing different musical and culinary events to bring local families together. She’s got a lot of energy to burn off! Her enthusiasm for life is contagious, we are lucky to have her.

E mail Lesly at [email protected]

Se habla Espanol

Lesly es la más reciente adición a nuestro personal, ella vino a nosotros en Octobre 2015. Graduada del Clark College en 2012 recibida y tituloda en Contaduria. Ella trabajo en contabilidad y nomina en otra firma local de CPA. Ella es un gran recurso para el equipo y se especializa en clientes de contabilidad complejas.

Lesly es nativa del noroeste y cuando no esta en la ofina la encontraras en su casa con su marido y sus tres hijos. La Familia es su mayor prioridad es por eso que seguido la encontraras organizando diferentes eventos y fiestas para reunir a sus amistades. “Lesly es nuestra chica alegre!! ella tiene un monton de energía para quemar! Su entusiasmo por la vida es contagioso, tenemos la suerte de tenerla.

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