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, CPA, JD 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 has a breadth of expertise in all phases of individual, business, nonprofit, and governmental accounting, auditing, taxation, and consulting and planning. He guides our staff on client representation engagements, business valuation, transition, and restructuring issues, individual estate taxation issues, and nonprofit auditing issues.

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.


Tamara Miller, EA

Partner

Tamara Miller, EA is a Partner at Fox & Company with more than 20 years of experience in accounting.

Tami specializes in providing accounting, auditing, and bookkeeping services to businesses and individuals. She works with many types of businesses including building and construction companies, millwright and lumber services companies, retail companies, manufacturers, professional and service businesses including doctors, dentists, engineers, and attorneys.

Tami earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Pacific Union College in 1996. She is an Enrolled Agent, federally licensed with unlimited rights to represent taxpayers before the IRS.

Enrolled Agent

Email Tami at [email protected]


Amanda Fels, CPA

Partner

Amanda Fels, CPA is a Partner at Fox & Company who brings over 10 years of experience in administration and accounting to the firm.

Amanda’s expertise encompasses the management and growth of small businesses 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.

Amanda received her BS in Business Administration – Small Business Management and a Certificate in Applied Finance and Economics from Southern Oregon University in 2005. In 2014, she earned her Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in both Oregon and Washington.

Email Amanda at [email protected]


Traci Hartley, EA

Full Charge Bookkeeper

Tax Preparer

Traci Hartley, EA is a Full Charge Bookkeeper for Fox & Company. She has been with the firm for 10 years.

Traci provides tax compliance services in payroll, excise tax, and interstate reporting. She is highly skilled in preparation of tax returns for corporations, LLC’s, partnerships, and individuals.

Traci graduated from Western Business College with an Associate of Arts Degree in bookkeeping in 2002. She is an Enrolled Agent, federally licensed with unlimited rights to represent taxpayers before the IRS.

Enrolled Agent

E mail Traci at [email protected]


Amanda Cole, BS

Staff – Accountant

Amanda Cole is a Staff Accountant and a Certified Public Accountant candidate.

Mandy graduated in 2016 from WSU Vancouver with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration-Accounting. She was named WSU’s Top Accounting Student of 2016 by the Oregon Society of CPAs.

In addition to her work in all aspects of public accounting such as bookkeeping, auditing, payroll, and entity set up, Mandy plans to specialize in small business tax.

Email Mandy at [email protected]


Kristen Coyner, MSA

Kristen Coyner, MSA is a Staff Accountant and a Certified Public Accountant Candidate.

In 2014, Kristen graduated from The Evergreen State College with a Bachelor’s in Liberal Arts. She graduated from New England College with a Master’s in Accounting in 2016.

Kristen has extensive experience in the implementation and development of business policies and procedures. In addition to her work in individual tax, small business accounting, and audit, she plans to specialize in non-profit startups, consultation, and taxation.

Email Kristen at [email protected]


Jackie Healy

Bookkeeper and Payroll Specialist.

Jackie Healy is a Bookkeeper and Payroll Specialist at the firm.

With over 18 years of accounting experience, Jackie brings incredible skill to our bookkeeping and payroll department. She began her bookkeeping career in 1997 with a large car dealership and went on to public accounting at other local firms before joining Fox & Company in 2015.

Jackie is an expert in all facets of bookkeeping, payroll, and excise and payroll tax reporting.

Email Jackie at [email protected]


Lesly Collins

Bookkeeper and Payroll Specialist

Tax Preparer

Lesly Collins is a Bookkeeping and Payroll Specialist and Tax Preparer at Fox & Company.

Lesly has many years of bookkeeping, payroll, and tax preparation experience. Prior to joining our team, she worked as an accountant at and investment and property management company. She also performed bookkeeping, payroll, and income tax services at local tax firm.

Lesly graduated from Clark College with an Associate’s Degree in Accounting in 2012. She specializes in complex bookkeeping cases, corporate tax returns, and payroll.

Se Habla Espanol

Email Lesly at [email protected]

Especialista en contabilidad y nómina.

Lesly Collins es una especialista en contabilidad, nómina y preparación de impuesto en Fox & Company.

Lesly tiene muchos años de experiencia en contabilidad, nóminas y preparación de impuestos. Antes de unirse a nuestro equipo, ella trabajó como contadora en una compañía de inversiones y administración de propiedades, también realizó servicios de contabilidad, nóminas y preparación de impuestos en una la firma local de impuestos y contaduría.

Lesly se graduó del Clark College con un título de Asociado en Contaduría en 2012. Se especializa en casos complejos de contabilidad, declaraciones de impuestos corporativos y nóminas.


Jennifer Hertz

Project and General Manager

Jennifer Hertz is the newest member of the Fox & Company team, serving as the Project and General Manager.

With over 15 years’ managerial, administrative and client service based experience, Jennifer has a track record of delivering a high level of team/project management and detail oriented administration skills.

Jennifer holds an AAS focused in Business Administration from Portland Community College and has spent the last 10 years serving as an Office Manager; predominantly overseeing accounting related departments such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, billing, invoicing, purchasing, customer orders and more.

Jennifer oversees and manages the company’s workflow and projects as well as the daily operations of our office which support and maintain the company goals and vision.


Bob Mong, EA, LTC, BS

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]

Enrolled Agent

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