|There's a new
accounting office in Coos Bay, one which opened on June
1, 2016, and is located at 93733 Central Lane in
Millington, one mile
south of Coos Bay. It’s actually a home office, and the owner
Huntsman, who until recently worked for 8 years at other accounting
firms in Coos Bay. But she's off on her own now, and accepting new
clients! Please call her at 541-808-3080 for an appointment.
Huntsman, CPA, offers financial
statement and income tax return preparation for small businesses and
nonprofits, and auditing and consulting work for local governments.
last position was as a staff accountant at a public accounting firm,"
said Connie. "After 6 years of mentorship and hard work, I decided it
was time for me to open my own firm, and I’ve been busy ever
There's lots of opportunity on the southern Oregon coast for
I asked Connie
how she got started in the accounting
field. ”I like to make sense of numbers," she
replied. “I had been a
bookkeeper for over 25 years. I knew what to do with the numbers but I
wanted to know why numbers were accounted for that way. As an
accountant, I learned where the numbers are recorded on financial
statements and in income tax returns. This helped me to learn why."
Connie offers financial statement and income tax
preparation for small businesses and nonprofits, and auditing and
consulting work for local governments. "My job is to make sense of the
numbers for my clients," said Connie. "I like to work with business
owners that are looking for ways to grow their company and be in
compliance with the tax code and banking requirements. Insurance
companies and banks like to know the financial status of businesses,
too. I can help with that."
What's the best part of Connie's job? "I really
working with clients and explaining complicated tax code and compliance
requirements to them," she replied. "In the fall I spend most ofmy time
doing consulting work and performing audits for local government
entities. Then in the spring I prepare individual and
income tax returns."
I asked Connie if she has any plans for expansion
future. "Right now I’m working out of my home office," she
replied. "By next year I plan on moving downtown and opening an office,
and will be hiring employees. There is a demand for people who like to
prepare income tax returns and perform bookkeeping procedures on the
southern Oregon coast. Perhaps I can be the employer to provide that
And what does Connie see for the future of the
Oregon Coast? Connie replied, "I see lots of positive
new businesses are being created all the time."
Although tax season is several months away, Connie
started advertising in the South Coast Shopper in advance to let people
know her business was taking new clients. "I'd like to let Shopper
readers know that I also teach QuickBooks at Southwest Oregon Community
College," said Connie. "Next fall I'll be teaching a QuickBooks payroll
class there, as well. These classes are provided through the Small
Business Development Center (SBDC)."