About Us

We work differently than most accounting firms. Rather than focusing on an annual tax return (which is still the foundation of our service), we are more interested in fostering an ongoing year-round relationship. Beyond the tax return and related planning, we focus on understanding clients’ financial goals and current financial position, which allows us to guide and monitor goal setting, increasing financial success.

We work on a flat monthly fee, subscription basis providing tax and advisory services, in addition to QuickBooks Online support, bookkeeping and payroll as needed.

We value…– Continuous Improvement – in our education, our service, and our processes– Integrity – both in our work and in our clients– Genuine interactions – be yourself, care for others, work as a team– Community – engage and support our community

Jesica Abella

EA, ABA

Founder and CEO, fell into tax preparation in 1994 and never looked back. She spent the first decade of her career working for a national firm, preparing a wide range of tax returns, as well as training and supervising new preparers. Jesica also spent five years working for a tax preparation software company as a Tax Content tester, researching tax law and verifying the accuracy of calculations.  In 2005, she founded Abella Tax Services to be able to better serve small business owners that needed year-round support.  Jesica is a member of National Association of Tax Professionals and the National Society of Accountants.  She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the WA Chapter of NATP, and for the Accreditation Council of Accountancy and Taxation (ACAT).  When not working, Jesica enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and taking weekend trips to places like Vancouver BC, the Oregon Coast, and San Francisco.

Yousra Nakkour

Client Success Manager

Joined ATS in 2021. Yousra graduated from the University of Washington with Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration – Accounting. She meets with new and existing clients for tax and advisory services. She is a member of the National Society of Accountants. Yousra is fluent in Arabic and English. While not working, she enjoys spending time with her daughter cooking Arabic cuisine.

Johanna Beddoe

Client Success Manager

 Joined ATS in 2018. Johanna has a Bachelor of Arts in History from Western Washington University, where she also minored in Music Performance. Her background includes 13 years Customer Service and 4 years Human Resources. She is often the first person you will speak to when you call or email and helps to coordinate the communication and workflow in the office. When you have questions or need assistance let Johanna know, she will help direct you to the right person or resources. Outside work Johanna loves to travel, both out of country and local day trips. At home, she enjoys playing her harp, experimenting with new recipes, and curling up on the sofa with her cat and a cup of coffee.

Angela Tran

Communications Specialist

Joined ATS in 2021. Angela has a Bachelor of Arts in Business from Western Washington University, where she also minored in Business Administration and Economics. Outside work Angela loves to cook and paint as well as loving to snuggle up with her two dogs with a cup of tea and a good book.

Erin Feltner

Payroll Specialist and Bookkeeper

Joined ATS in 2010.  She is working on her bachelor’s Degree in Business Admin-Accounting through WGU.  She processes payroll, submits tax filings, and updates clients’ bookkeeping records. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her children, baking and cooking meals from scratch, and spending time with friends.

Sunny Heo

EA
Joined ATS in 2021. Sunny studied accounting at Montana State University. She previously worked as a staff accountant at accounting firms and has years of experience in preparing financial reports and tax returns for various industries. She also worked as an underwriter for commercial loans at a bank, conducting financial analysis to ensure loan portfolio compliance with regulations. Recently, Sunny became a certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor to better service clients. She is the mother of two daughters who loves spending time with her family hiking and fishing. Since her family moved to Seattle a few years ago, they have been enjoying city life trying new restaurants and cafes. Sunny is fluent in both Korean and English.

Damaris Sainz

Accounting Specialist
Joined ATS in 2019. 15+ years of experience in bookkeeping both locally and internationally. She speaks English and Spanish. She is our troubleshooter with bookkeeping issues and makes sure our client’s books are reviewed and ready to go. When not in the office, Damaris spends her time volunteering for the community teaching Bible guided principles. She also loves traveling and spending time with friends and family.

Crystal Alvord

EA

Joined ATS in 2013. Though she has stepped back and is now only in the office part-time, she serves as ATS’s Vice President, IRS Resolution specialist, and on-call Notary. When not in the office Crystal spends her time supporting her special needs son with his current passion of the week, reading, gardening, cooking and spending time with her dogs. Crystal is a member of NATP and NNA.

Let Us Help:

Dear Friend,

I have a feeling I know why you’re reading this right now.

You need more time in your day. Running a business is extremely demanding, and there just isn’t enough time in the day to keep all the plates from spinning out of control. And what you need most right now is more proactive help with your business finances and tax strategy. As soon as possible. In fact, yesterday would have been ideal. Am I close?

We get it. We’ve worked with plenty of businesses who have to cobble together 9 different software programs to keep everything straight, or who just wash their hands of it all and put everything on the credit card … and then try to clean up every year after the fact. And they know that this is no way to properly monitor profit margins, cash controls, account management, tax strategy and all of the myriad components of an effective financial system for a business.

Perhaps this is your story too. Or perhaps you’ve reached a stage of development in your business that you want to pass the baton of accounting to another expert team so your expert team can focus on what they do best: making sales and taking care of customers.

Or are you just starting your business and want to start things off on the right foot?

Whatever the reason, we want you to know that our team has been diligently and effectively taking care of the accounting needs of countless organizations in a wide variety of industries—discreetly and expertly handling the ongoing financial management of tax burdens, payroll, bookkeeping, and other comprehensive accounting services while providing expertise in business planning, coaching, and strategic consulting that many businesses need.

Because here’s a certain truth as it relates to taxes and your business: the State and Federal Government would love to have more of your business’ hard-earned money in their accounts. And yes, even though it’s painful, none of us begrudge paying our legal and fair share of taxes. But the problem is that regular business owners, like you, are missing out on legal and safe deductions, to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars in unclaimed refunds every year.

It doesn’t have to be this way. You don’t have to hand more dollars over to the government than they require, just because you don’t know their rules as well as they do. You don’t have to live in a constant state of anxiety over the state of your books, feeling guilty about the time you should be devoting to keeping your business profitable.

In fact, to help you find answers to your questions, I’ve compiled some resources in the last couple of years, for business people like you, in response to the specific tax and accounting questions I’ve received from my clients.

Click the button below to take your first step, and receive a free report from us. We’ll rush your copy to you immediately

And of course, feel free to poke around our site and discover why I’ve been called “The Most Trusted Tax Professional in the Lynnwood Area”.

Talk again soon,

Jesica Abella, EA, ABA

 

PS — When you fill out the form, we’ll also add you to our weekly email series on “Real World” Strategy for small business owners. Our readers enthusiastically forward these to their colleagues and peers all the time, because they’re not your standard “tax tips”.

PPS — Already want to come in? I don’t blame you…many folks are fed up with the other options out there. Click here to schedule a time to meet with us. We will NOT make dealing with a tax professional as painful as it’s been in the past!