Personalized, cost-effective and high quality – the EJK commitment

Founded in 2004, EJK Accounting & Tax is a full-service firm offering personalized, on-site and outsourced accounting, tax, and bookkeeping services to small businesses, non-profits and individuals in the Northwest.

With a collaborative and passionate staff that’s active in the community, we believe in the value of relationships and are proud to be a Seattle business serving the Northwest community.

Team

EJ Kim, founderEJ Kim, Founder

EJ Kim has over 20 years experience providing accounting, tax and financial management services. EJ founded EJK Accounting & Tax in 2003, to provide high-quality and cost-effective accounting services to Northwest non-profits and for-profit companies. Prior to EJK Accounting & Tax, EJ was a financial analyst for a NYSE-traded company and served as managing partner and financial accountant at a Seattle tax and accounting firm.

EJ applies her financial experience and business acumen to her clients, bringing diverse business relationships and a unique partnership approach. A natural mentor, EJ takes an active role in staff development, fostering a collaborative environment and investing in on-going education.

Sarah Schmitt, CPA, MSTSarah Schmitt, Tax Accountant, MST

Sarah began her accounting career in 1996 as an auditor. With experience in both private industry and public accounting, Sarah is passionate about working with individuals and their families to understand their various holdings, from small business ownership to complex investment portfolios. She brings a broad background and enthusiasm for owner operated businesses in a variety of industries, complex individual returns, family and real estate partnerships, successful IRS examinations, and estate and gift tax planning.

A University of Washington undergrad, Sarah received her Master of Science in Taxation from Golden Gate University. She describes herself as engaging, discerning and analytical. In her free time, Sarah enjoys throwing dinner parties, relaxing with a jigsaw puzzle, and traveling the world in search of her next great adventure.

Richard Yang, accountantRichard Yang, Senior Accounting Manager

Richard Yang joined EJK in 2005 and has developed a broad expertise in non-profit accounting. From grant tracking to PDC reporting and audit support to Form 990 preparation, Richard is fluent in multiple accounting platforms and brings experience and a genuine interest in clients’ missions to his work. Richard left his hometown, Guilin, China, (visited by both U.S. Presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton), to pursue an accounting degree at Seattle University. Richard volunteers for a number of the firm’s non-profit clients and enjoys most racket sports including ping pong, badminton and tennis.

Miya Forrest, Operations ManagerMiya Forrest, Accountant

Miya joined EJK in 2010 and currently works exclusively with remote clients. She has an extensive background in non-profit operations and accounting, and enjoys developing and implementing new accounting systems and procedures for her clients. Miya’s personal interest in food, means that she enjoys both working with, and sampling products for our restaurant industry clients. Miya has her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington, and is a proud new mom.

Andrea Allsop, Accountant

Andrea joined the EJK team with a passion for translating financials, eager to see the success of not-for-profit clients and small business endeavors. She is a current CPA candidate and recently completed her Master’s in Accounting from the University of Washington – Tacoma. In addition to volunteering, Andrea enjoys exploring Seattle and venturing beyond with her boyfriend Alex.

Soulee Tieng, Accountant

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Mayumi, Accountant

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Alisa Li, Office Manager

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