History of Shannon & Associates independent accounting and consulting firms

Over Half A Century Of Accounting Services

Every Web site has an About page, and, certainly, if you’re shopping for accounting services, learning about an accounting firm is critical. So we’ll sum it up and let you see at a glance that our certified public accountants deliver the accounting services and consulting you must have to succeed.


It surprises even us when we think about our long history: we have been serving businesses like yours for over 50 years. Throughout the northwest states and locally from Seattle to Bellingham, Kent to Covington, Auburn to Federal Way, we have an unbeatable track record as certified public accountants and management consultants. We have been peer reviewed on seven occasions and have received an unqualified report with no letter of comment every time.


Today, we have 30 full-time employees, three of whom are partners. The structure of our business means any employee has the potential to work their way up to a partner position. That, combined with a challenging and stimulating work environment, means employees rarely leave our accounting firm for other positions. (In fact, it happens so rarely, it catches us off guard when it does!)

Low staff turnover that means stability for you: Our small size lets us develop long-term relationships with our clients. It allows us to really get to know your company and, therefore, to make recommendations informed by your current needs and your future goals. Our lasting strength lets you know that the consultant you’ve come to rely on will be around for the long haul.


On the other hand, we’re large enough to have a full team of accountants on staff, all with their own areas of financial and industry expertise. In fact, we’re listed among the top 25 accounting firms in the entire Puget Sound area by the Puget Sound Business Journal.

Every service we offer is delivered by an accountant with a track record proven by experience. In addition, our specialization in the construction, wholesale/distribution, manufacturing, nonprofit, financial institutions and retail sectors makes us an invaluable partner for those businesses.

To really succeed, you need an accountant who can also act as your management consultant. You need a partner who understands the financial ramifications of your business decisions, one who can help you think long term by offering insight into future planning while keeping you current on ever-changing tax laws and regulations. You need Shannon & Associates.

Trusted partnerships for peak performance

As a locally owned South King County CPA firm, Shannon & Associates is small enough to take a personal, one-on-one approach to managing your financial needs. Our big-picture business capabilities are designed to offer a comprehensive strategy to handle every aspect of your company’s finances – from accounting and auditing to employee benefits and retirement planning.

When you partner with Shannon & Associates, the results can be extremely profitable. The size of our accounting firm and our attention to forming strong, trusted business relationships is what give us – and our clients – a competitive edge. And we excel in helping our clients realize their true potential by allowing them to focus on their most important goals: growth and financial stability for today – and the future.


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Nexia International
  • Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants (WSCPA)

Trusted Partnerships for peak performance

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