Brenda Bartlett has supplied Hellam Varon with her considerable talents since 1999. She describes herself as a generalist with a significant background in both audit and tax. As a specialist in working with closely held businesses, she enjoys all the direct contact with her clients, and, as she puts it, "removing the pain from the audit process. My goal is to maintain auditor independence without forgoing trust, empathy, respect, and an interpersonal relationship."
Brenda sounds like a very levelheaded woman, but it should be noted that she raises crickets in a box in her kitchen as food for a ten year old Leopard Gecko, Spotty. She likes to think the crickets "serenade" her!
When asked why Hellam Varon, Brenda says she appreciates the advantages of working with a firm the size of Hellam Varon, specifically the ability to work directly with clients as individuals. "When you work with your clients on a personal level, you have the ability to avoid asking them the same questions over and over," she says. "It makes everything simpler."
When not in the office she might be found exploring a national park from the seat of a white water raft or the back of a snowmobile. Or perhaps just sitting with her husband, Art, listening to crickets.
University of Washington, B.A. in Business Administration, Accounting, cum laude
University of Oregon, M.B.A. in Finance, honors
Certified Public Accountant
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants
Assistant treasurer at Temple Beth Am
Accounting, auditing and tax consulting for closely held businesses and not-for-profit groups