We combine the experience of a large firm with the personal attention that only a small firm can provide. Our clients come back to us year after year because they know they are in good hands. We work to develop long-term relationships; whether your needs are simple or complex, we can help.
William H. Bratton, CPA, Owner
William was born and has lived in the state of Washington all of his life. He graduated from Kent-Meridian High School and the University of Washington with a degree in accounting. He has worked in public accounting for more than 40 years and is the original founder of the firm in Kent, starting in 1973.
William has considerable experience in income tax planning for individuals and closely-held businesses, corporate liquidations and stock redemptions. William prides himself on developing and implementing practical, effective solutions to existing or potential income tax issues, and strategies for minimizing income and estate taxes. He often assists with issues related to business planning, always with a view toward helping clients achieve their financial objectives. William has substantial experience representing his clients in disputes with various taxing authorities, including the Internal Revenue Service and state agencies. He stays current in tax planning trends and techniques by attending many classes and seminars, some of which include courses relating to corporate liquidations, retirement planning, and financial strategies.
William is a member of the South King County CPA Society, Washington Society of CPAs and a founding board member of the South King County Estate Planning Council. The firm has been a member of the Kent Chamber of Commerce for 40 years. Mr. Bratton has served as a member of the Chamber's board of directors and currently serves on the Finance Committee for the Chamber. He has two grown children living in the area and is a great grandfather.
Carol Johnson, CPA
Carol is a Washington State native CPA who graduated from the University of Washington with academic honors. Her favorite things include hiking in the meditative serene woodlands, climbing on the spectacular glaciers of Mt. Rainier, Mt. Adams and Mt. Baker, hanging her inspiring nature photographs around her home, and her Golden Doodle, Monty.
Carol apprenticed under exceptionally talented tax experts dedicated to their clients who continue to offer her technical support. She has worked with industry giants like Wards Cove Packing who operated 13 fisheries in Alaska, and Fryer Knowles who won competitive bids doing construction for the Bremerton Navy and Safeway.
With the continuing support of her fellow colleagues, she was fortunate to start an Accounting and Tax partnership with another CPA helping local Renton businesses and neighbors for 15 years.
After a short hiatus publishing two Science Fiction novels, Carol has returned to work with William Bratton in his 40-year-old CPA firm. If you’re looking for someone who values team playing and providing services that lead to greater prosperity, then she is your CPA.
Dolly Day, Bookkeeper, Staff Accountant
Dolly specializes in handling payroll services for businesses. She is also a tax preparer.
Gordon Kuaimoku, Enrolled Agent, Trusts and Estates Expertise, Tax Preparer
Gordon hailed from Hawaii and loves to surf. He is also a tennis aficionado besides being one of the more reliable and knowledgable accountants we have, specializing in Estate and Trusts.
Sean Carney, specializes in Estate, Trust and General Tax Accounting
Sean has a Bachelor of Arts from UCLA and an Undergraduate Certificate in Accounting from City University of Seattle. He is licensed by the U.S. Treasury Department to represent taxpayers before the IRS and he formerly worked as an Excise Tax Examiner for the Washington State Department of Revenue. He has represented over 100 taxpayers in IRS audits.
Candace Miller, CPA MS-Tax
Candace graduated summa cum laude with a BA in Accounting from Seattle University and a Masters in Taxation from Golden Gate University. She has over 40 years of experience in taxation and accounting working for a government agency and public accounting firm. Candace is a member of the Washington Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs. She has facilitated a VITA site in South King County for ten years which included Spanish interpreters.
Vickie is an Administrative professional who has achieved many years of positive results working in a variety of challenging and multicultural business environments. It is Vickie’s belief that wonderful things happen when the professional office treats clients with respect, regard and can deliver great customer service. Vickie strives to maintain an environment in which clients feel engaged and connected with the professional office.
- South King County CPA Society
- Washington Society of CPA's
- South King County Estate Planning Council