Chris Baxter Shannon & Associates Kent WA

Chris Baxter, CPA

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Chris Baxter, CPA

Senior Manager

“My favorite part about being a CPA is the regular opportunity to establish long-term relationships with my clients.   I always strive to be highly responsive while providing open and clear communications.   Over time, I aspire to help my clients be successful by providing forward-thinking and proactive solutions to challenges they face”. 

Experience and Expertise

Chris has been serving clients for over 12 years from both national and local public accounting firms.  He has experience serving public clients including performing audits of internal controls over financial reporting, but what he enjoys the most is serving small to middle-market local clients.   Chris’s primary focus at Shannon & Associates is providing audit and review services. He also provides other attestation engagements such as compilations, agreed-upon procedures, and audit of employee benefit plans.

He serves clients in the manufacturing, distribution, logistics, construction, technology, life science, and a variety of other industries.  He has spent substantial time helping clients with internal controls and  technical accounting issues such as business acquisition matters, equity compensation, consolidating financial statements for companies with foreign subsidiaries, and implementation of recent accounting standards such as ASC 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers and ASC 842, Lease Accounting.

Certifications, Memberships, and Involvement

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants (WSCPA), member
  • The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), member

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • University of Houston – Clear Lake, Houston, TX

When not in the office…

…you can find Chris spending time with his family.  Chris loves anything outdoors, especially fishing, camping, or hiking.   He also enjoys spending time with friends playing overly-complex board games.