As small business specialists, Andrews Tax Accounting & Bookkeeping is primed to help companies move from the first business plan sketched out on a napkin, to wrapping up all the details at the end of a business year. We can:
- Set up your books correctly from the start – the best step you can take to ensure accuracy down the road
- Reconcile all your accounts and track your expenses
- Process your payroll – including filing and paying all your federal and state payroll taxes
- Prepare, file, and pay your state and local revenue taxes
- Create your financial statements and explain in plain language what they say about the current state – and future – of your company. These are statements you’ll use when you’re ready to go to the bank and get financing to expand your business!
- Prepare your company’s year-end federal tax return – and your personal return as well
But we only provide you with the services you want. If you want to handle most of the day-to-day bookkeeping yourself, we’ll step in only when you want us to. We never charge you for or try to sell you something you don’t need.
We’re also dedicated to giving you the personal attention you need – coming up with money-saving strategies for taxes, keeping an eye on your bottom line, and helping you with new steps like hiring your first employees. And we know that small business owners have to wear a lot of hats, and sometimes backlogs and complicated accounting situations happen, along with feelings of stress and guilt! But you’d be surprised how fast and painless it can be for us to get you back on top of things.
What kind of studies and certifications does someone need to achieve in order to become a bookkeeper? Unfortunately, none! And too many small businesses have paid the price for someone else’s inexperience and ignorance. But our staff are all Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisors with degrees in accounting, and Jeri Andrews has the highest advanced certifications available for QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks Desktop, in addition to a master’s degree in accounting.
Senior Accountant, Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor
In my years in business, I have seen many changes in the accounting industry, the biggest of which has been a shift to bookkeeping in the cloud. This has opened up opportunities for a more collaborative relationship between clients and their accountants with clients being able to be more involved in the process. It has put accountants who are keeping up with the technology shift into a stronger advisory
role. It is super rewarding to meet with clients who tell me how relieved they feel to have somebody on their team who can keep an eye on the day to day activities and answer questions quickly to help workflow run smoothly.
In my spare time, I love hanging around with my husband, kids, and 6 grandchildren. You will see many examples of my grandchildren’s art in my office.
Our office is open and friendly and since moving to our new home at Squalicum Harbor many of my clients, who have boats or walk the trail, drop in to see me and say hi. My clients have come to feel like extended family as I have watched their businesses grow, as well as, in many, cases their families.
Second-in-Command Accountant, Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor
I’m Taryn Loveland. I arrived in Bellingham in 2011 to attend Western Washington University, and to my surprise, discovered an interest in accounting. After graduating with a BA in 2014, I went on to become the assistant manager at a franchise tax service office. I prepared returns, advised people, and enjoyed helping individuals and families. Eventually, I wanted to learn more about the ins and outs of taxes for businesses. That led me to work for a couple of small businesses but then I had an opportunity that would really broaden my experience…
I joined Andrews Tax Accounting in 2017. I truly enjoy working with a great variety of businesses and concentrating on the specific needs and goals of our clients. I’m lucky to be under the guidance of Jeri Andrews, who not only brings years of professional experience but a lot of laughter and enjoyment to our work. I love being a part of a team that takes pride in their work but knows how to let loose. When I’m not in the office, I love exploring the Puget sound and hanging out with my two kitties at home.
Accountant, QuickBooks ProAdvisor, Notary Public
Folks who haven’t spent much time in our office might be surprised to find out that we laugh a lot. We have a relaxed atmosphere, but combine that with a dedication to detail and the rewarding feeling you get from helping clients succeed, you get a great working environment! Folks who have spent time in our old office might be surprised to see something other than the back of my head. Now that we’re in more spacious offices on the waterfront, I get to see everyone’s smiling face.
In other hours, I keep myself busy writing, acting and directing in local theater and on the radio, plus playing music at different venues around Bellingham. I also dedicate myself to keeping a smile on the face of my highly significant other, as well as our dog.
Accountant, Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor
Hello all! My name is Debra Schindler. After raising and homeschooling my four amazing children I decided to pursue my own dreams of being an accountant. I am a number-lover by nature and have found accounting to be a great avenue to immerse myself in math. My wonderful husband has been a great cheerleader as I have juggled school and home life demands. We live in the county on 1 acre with our dog, Cody, and cat, Bella. I have lived in Whatcom County for nearly all my life and have loved exploring the beauty of the area. Our family loves to hunt, camp, hike and have recently discovered a love for kayaking in the area’s beautiful waterways.
In my spare time, I am an avid reader and genealogist. You will often find me in my kitchen baking great desserts or canning from my garden. I love spending time with my kids and their spouses playing board games and having fun laughing as we recite movie quotes.
As part of Jeri’s staff at Andrews Tax Accounting, I have found the great support and enthusiasm, not only from the Andrews team but also from the clientele we have, to be something I can thrive in. At Andrews, I have found an amazing staff dedicated to providing excellent accounting services that go beyond simply balancing books. We want all to succeed and will do whatever we can to help our clients. I am thrilled to add my personality and skills to this remarkable business.
Accountant, QuickBooks ProAdvisor
I’m Julia Ekkelkamp. After working as a bookkeeper and financial administrator for multiple small businesses, I returned to school to pursue a degree in accounting. Those beginning years working with small companies showed me the grit of running a sustainable operation and also how feared finances can be. Through that time, I realized one of my motivators is to take the fear out of finances for individuals and businesses alike. I started working for Andrews Accounting in November 2019 and have quickly become attached to our great team. The support, friendship, and aid the team provides our clients is unparalleled and I am grateful to share in that.
In my spare time, I can be found canning preserves with my husband or adventuring in the great outdoors. Missing my own dog who is in Seattle, I love the presence of our office dogs and the beautiful backdrop the marina provides. I couldn’t have asked for a better work environment close to the outdoors or a kinder team of coworkers to work alongside.
Accountant, QuickBooks ProAdvisor
My name is Diedra Ellis and I am the newest addition to the Andrews Tax Accounting team. After a lengthy career in the e-commerce supply chain, I decided to change gears and pursue my Accounting Degree. After a lot of hard work and with the support of my better half I graduated from Whatcom Community College in 2019 with my Associates in Accounting. I come from a family of hard-working farmers and I am no exception. I feel blessed to work with such a great team at Andrews Tax Accounting who always strive for excellence and enjoy continually learning from one another.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time at home with my better half. I love working in the yard gardening, taking walks, and enjoy spending time with my family. With me in the picture is my “dog brother” Tim. He has been an addition to my family since 2008 and is the most spoiled of my siblings.
Emily Andrews (Emy)
I’m the receptionist here at Andrews Tax Accounting. What do I know about figures? Plenty – I figure I’ll be your best friend within two minutes of you coming into our office! My hobbies are asking for pets, getting pets, and reminding you I need to be petted. If you come in anxious, I guarantee I’ll soothe your nerves and make you feel better about taxes and the future of your finances! That is if you pet me. Trust me, it works!
I’m the doorbell at Andrews Tax Accounting – I’m part livestock guardian dog by trade, so I’ll make sure everyone knows you’re here with a hearty bark! I’m also part herder, but I’m usually happy to lay on my bed and admire you from afar – I’ll trust you know where you need to go (but I’ll let the accountant types direct you on the financial stuff). My hobbies are snoozing, being admired, and trying to keep Emy from stealing my biscuits.