Since her start in public accounting in 2001, Rebecca Keever finds herself drawn to the challenges of navigating the ever changing tax laws on behalf of her clients. Rebecca has built her practice assisting businesses and business owners with federal, multi-state and international tax planning and compliance. "Keeping on top of tax regulations is a constantly moving target and a commitment to studying for an entire career", comments Rebecca. "I find it so interesting!"
Public accounting is a second career for Rebecca. She taught elementary school for 15 years before going back for her accounting degree. As a CPA, Rebecca finds helping her clients, or other staff members at the firm, has a similar feel to teaching, a profession she still holds in high regard. Public accounting gives her as much satisfaction as teaching did. When asked why Hellam Varon, Rebecca is quick to identify she appreciates that everyone at the firm pulls together. "There is a comaraderie here that I value, something I first recognized from the website. I like that we all are on the same team."
Rebecca exhibits the same passionate dedication to her "down time" as she does to her work. For fun and the sheer challenge of it, she regularly competes in marathons around the country. To date, Rebecca has completed well over 30 marathons and 5 Ironman triathlons. Training includes a regular commute to and from work by bike and, occasionally, with a run to the office in lieu of pedaling. A recent trip to France included (of course) some serious bicycling, covering the same ground as the Tour de France mountain stages. Between races, Rebecca enjoys travelling and sailing with her dog, Lucy.
We're thinking Rebecca's commitment both to her own fitness and to the financial fitness of her clients will have a lasting impact on all of us!
University of Colorado, B.S. in Accounting
Texas A & M, B.S. in Educational Curriculum and Instruction
Golden Gate University, Masters in Taxation
Certified Public Accountant
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants
Cascade Bicycle Club volunteer
Bellevue Botanical Gardens volunteer
Consulting for closely-held businesses and business owners
Tax planning and compliance -- federal, multi-state and international taxation
Business formation planning
Client representation during IRS audits and examinations
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