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About Us

About Our Firm

For years, Clarke Whitney, CPA, Inc. has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses. Our expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as audits, financial statements, and financial planning.

Clarke Whitney, CPA, Inc. is one of the leading firms in and throughout Bremerton.  By combining our expertise, experience and the team mentality of our staff, we assure that every client receives the close analysis and attention they deserve.  Our dedication to high standards, hiring of seasoned tax professionals, and work ethic is the reason our client base returns year after year.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients' needs through research and sound analysis.  Clarke Whitney, CPA, Inc. is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism.  We have been a staple of Bremerton's business community for years, and pride ourselves on the level of esteem we have earned.

Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the business and financial community in and around the area.  We believe this to be a direct derivative of our talent and responsiveness to our client base.  Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose  Clarke Whitney, CPA, Inc. receive competent and timely advice.

 

 

Our Team

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Clarke Whitney, CPA
Managing Partner

Clarke Whitney is a Certified Public Accountant and has been providing accounting services in the Kitsap area for over thirty five years.

He graduated with an A.A. Degree from Olympic College in 1971 and graduated from the University of Puget Sound in 1973 with a B.A. Degree in Business with an emphasis in accounting. He has experience in the completion of attest, tax, and consulting services in various industries including, but not limited to construction and development, healthcare, hospitality, education, entertainment, community organizations, and government.

Always active in his community, Clarke has been the President and Treasurer of the Bremerton Chamber of Commerce, board member of the United Way of Kitsap County and East Bremerton Rotary Club.

Casey Winters
Audit Manager

Casey Winters is an experienced accountant that has over ten years of experience in providing attest, tax, and consulting services to clients in various industries including but not limited to healthcare, hospitality, education, entertainment, community organizations, telecommunications, and government. He graduated from Washington State University with a B.A Degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting and international business.

Casey is also active in his community acting as a youth leader for a young men's program and is currently board member and Treasurer of Tracyton Soccer Club. Casey is also a current member of the Washington State CPA’s.

Lori Kenney
Staff Accountant

Lori Kenney is a bookkeeper with over 25 years of experience in the accounting field. Knowledgeable in balancing and maintaining accurate records, paying vendor invoices, tracking bank account balances, coordinating bank deposits and preparing quarterly and monthly tax returns along with payroll, operating, and business taxes. She lives with her family in East Bremerton and enjoys reading, crocheting, and cheering for the Seattle Seahawks and UW Huskies football teams.

Merit Anderson
Senior Accountant/Poulsbo Manager

Merit Anderson is a graduate of Chimacum High School (1994) and the University of Washington (1999). She has worked in accounting since 1995 and joined the firm’s Poulsbo office in 2000. Merit obtained her IRS Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) in 2010 and began participating in the Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP) in 2015. In 2012, Merit became a member of the National Association of Tax Professionals. Her specialties include payroll, accounting, and tax returns for individuals and small business.

Merit has loved numbers since about age 10 and often jokes it is in her blood as her career follows in the footsteps of multiple family members. Her volunteer work includes the Miss Poulsbo Miss Kitsap Miss Silverdale Scholarship Organization pageant since 2001 and AVEDA’s Earth Month campaign since 2007. Away from work, Merit loves trivia, travel, and live music with friends and family. She resides in Poulsbo with her husband and cats.

Cherise Seibert
Administrative Assistant

Cherise Seibert-Coates is the Administrative Assistant at our Poulsbo office. She has 15+ years' experience in various administrative roles, but primarily as a FL Legal Assistant/Office Manager. She graduated from Peninsula High in RPV, CA, and studied Administration of Justice at College of the Canyons in Valencia, CA.

Cherise currently resides in Port Orchard, WA, with her two middle-school-aged children who take up most of her free time. Cherise rather enjoys providing assistance and support to her team and to the Clients here at Clarke Whitney, CPA, and she looks forward to learning more in the accounting world and growing in the firm

Sandra Rice
Staff Accountant

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Charles Spencer
Staff Accountant

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Haylee Neifert
Staff Accountant

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Nadia Thompson
Audit Manager

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Liz Perez
Staff Accountant / Administrator

Liz Perez is a graduate from Southern New Hampshire University with a B.A. in Accounting. She has experience in bookkeeping, payroll, tax returns, and auditing government entities. She enjoys new challenges and helping people. Liz loves her growing family, spending time with friends, and enjoying the Washington scenes such as hiking, the ocean, and beautiful autumn days. Currently Liz is in the process of finishing her M.A. in accounting with a focus in Taxation and studying for her Enrolled Agent License.