Our team fosters a culture of success



Mimi is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with more than 30 years' experience as a professional who guides individual clients to maximize their tax position to reduce liabilities and advises business clients to increase profitability by helping owners understand compliance and how financials impact their business. Renowned in the community as a trusted partner for her clients, Mimi's taxation advice is a welcome resource for sound business and financial decisions. 

As a Seattle native, Mimi focuses on helping individuals and business owners achieve their goals in the "Great Northwest" and beyond ... "Mimi loves going the extra mile for clients and works to innovate strategic solutions to address any accounting issue." Areas of practice include individual, fiduciary and business taxes, accounting, IRS audits, small business development and financial forecasting. 


SUE COHEN, Business Manager - Certified ProAdviser

Sue has over 15 years of experience in business management at Mercer Island Accountants as a certified Quickbooks ProAdviser bookkeeper who expertly manages client accounts providing montly bookkeeping, payroll services, quarterly reports, and budget forecasting. Highly efficient with tax preparation and financial statements, Sue also serves as our client relations liaison. Her attention to detail accentuates her continuing education in accounting principles, honed over the years by excelling at courses in business management and accounting. She recenlty completed the exam to become an IRS Registered Tax Return Preparer (PTIN).










LAURIE AMARAL, Senior Accountant

Laurie has over 30 years of experience in individual and corporate tax preparation and planning in prominent executive positions as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Her expertise in preparing tax returns at Mercer Island Accountants is unparalled. Laurie's stellar career includes serving as the tax manager of a "Big 4" accounting firm in the U.S. to tax director at a prominent Northwest software company. Areas of expertise include taxation, K-1 reporting, and financials. Laurie applies her knowledge of the ever-changing U.S. tax codes and financial business strategies to her preparation of tax returns to provide our clients with the best return to achieve their goals. 


TERRI CAMPBELL, Staff Accountant

Terri has over 25 years of business management experience in the Pacific Northwest. She has extensive expertise as accounting manager, bookkeeping manager, and HR manager for various organizations ranging from a sole proprietor to a high-growth startup to a corporation with $17M in annual revenues. Her industry experience includes the technology sector, professional services, political campaigns, retail, education, and non-profit. Terri thrives working with clients to get results and is praised for being trustworthy, discreet, ethical, and professional.


SERENA TARICA, Communications Specialist

Serena serves as our communications specialist, content editor, and client outreach expert. She developed strategies at the University of Washington for the Provost's Laboratory Safety Initiative where her team recieved a "UW Distinguished Staff Award" nomination and a Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA) "Innovation Award" for their innovative safety program. With over 20 years' exerpeince working as a writing strategist, Serena creates marketing communcations, website and digital content, and writes and edits books for numerous clients. As a screenwriter, her feature films have been in development in Hollywood and, as a producer, her films Reign and Anne Frank Meets God have won multiple film festival awards.





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