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Staff Profile

Ann Kester is the founder and sole proprietor of AK Business Services – a Redmond Washington based business specializing in Accounting, Bookkeeping and Income tax preparation.

Ann is a long-term resident of the Seattle area, having moved over from Spokane to attend Seattle University. Upon graduation she received her degree in education but didn’t feel like it was where she was supposed to be. Ann decided to pursue a career that would utilize her Seattle University “minor”, math. Ann was hired by a CPA as an office assistant and bookkeeper. She soon realized that accounting and bookkeeping was something she really enjoyed doing. The CPA then started giving her tax returns to prepare during tax season. Ann returned to Seattle University and took additional accounting classes and to H&R Bloch for income tax preparation courses.

After 10 years with the CPA Ann left and started her own business. Since 1989 she has been helping small businesses with their bookkeeping and accounting needs and has prepared both business tax returns and individual tax returns. Ann continually updates her training by participating in various continuing education courses that include annual updates on the various tax laws changes. For extra “real world” updates she subscribes to a number of tax and accounting blogs, forums and updates. Ann also values her relationships that she has with area CPA’s that allow her to liaison with them if there is a complex issue that is out of her area of knowledge.

In addition to bookkeeping and tax preparation she also prepares state B&O taxes, quarterly and year-end payroll taxes as well as preparing and/or coordinating payroll for client firms.