“I aspire to be the first person my client thinks of when they need advice on any matter, regardless of if it is a financial matter, strategic or operational issue, or even a personal challenge. This trusted role is achieved through building a solid relationship with each client, understanding their short and long term goals, fully understanding their needs and expectations, and delivering extraordinary service time and time again.”
Experience and Expertise
With more than 20 years of experience serving clients in the distribution, manufacturing, and services industry, among others, Jeanette’s primary focus is in helping clients with accounting and assurance services, as well as serving closely-held clients with tax matters. Specific industry focus areas among the broader manufacturing, distribution and service areas are: action-sports, footwear, food and beverage, outdoor sporting, aerospace, construction materials, and more.
She has helped spear-head the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions group and working with corporations or third party consultants for pre-transaction planning, readiness preparation, due diligence, quality of earnings, assisting with accounting for business transactions, and deal structure consulting are part of her wheelhouse.
In addition, she has developed strong expertise in employee benefit plan auditing and consulting over the last 20 years, and jointly manages this continually growing niche at the firm. Jeanette is also an integral member of the firm’s Quality Control Team and the firms Director of Accounting and Auditing, and because of this enhanced technical role, consults with clients on complex GAAP matters such as accounting for business combinations, share based payments (stock options) implementation/maintenance, and internal controls and process reviews.
For Jeanette, it is all about having strong relationships and delivering excellent client service. She works toward building a comfortable relationship with the client’s core team and focuses on meeting their needs. Whether it’s providing detailed explanations of audit issues, discussing industry trends over lunch, or getting her audit team in and out of the client’s office quickly and painlessly - her ultimate goal is to keep the client’s most important priorities as her own.
Certifications, Memberships, and Involvement
- Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants (WSCPA), member
- The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), member
- Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)
- Nexia International, Audit and Accounting Group, member
- Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), member
- Vistage member
- Bachelor in Accounting, (summa cum laude) Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan
When not in the office, you’ll find Jeanette…
…at home in Gig Harbor with her husband Roger, their 4 boys, and dog Riley, juggling activities such as volunteering in her church’s lay counseling program, exercise, scrapbooking, or pouring over episodes of HGTV and DIY.