At Advanced Accounting Solutions, I treat my clients like family! Your financial goals are important to me and I work in partnership with you to help you achieve your goals. Whether I am providing income tax preparation, business consulting services or tax planning strategies, I offer a personalized, human approach that is actually enjoyable. I strive to make the whole experience as stress free as possible and explain the results in terms you can understand.
Tax Pro: Alison Hlas, EA, LTC
I grew up on a farm in northern Idaho where I learned the value of hard work, strong relationships and a love of nature. While I hated the never-ending chore list, I loved taking care of the animals and having the opportunity to experience and appreciate where my food comes from.
After graduating from Central Washington University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, I moved to Portland and began working at a local public accounting firm where I discovered I enjoyed working with business owners. I appreciated their entrepreneurial spirit and loved guiding them through the process of building their businesses. I also discovered that I enjoyed strategizing ways to help my clients save money on taxes. While learning about the tax law isn’t necessarily enjoyable, it’s a lot more fun when you can take that information and help your clients save money!
After my time at the accounting firm. at the request of a close friend, I took a position at Intel. I was never drawn to corporate America and had no intention of ever working for a large corporation…which is why I took the position. I figured it would give me the chance to see if working for a large company was something I might enjoy. I mean, who doesn’t enjoy a good, steady salary with awesome benefits?!? Apparently, me. After a few years at Intel, I decided I didn’t want to be an employee and work for someone else any longer. My entrepreneurial spirit took over and Advanced Accounting Solutions was born!
For the past 15 years, I have been building my business offering personalized service with an easy-going attitude.
When I’m not working, I love to bake, cook and spend time with my family. I also enjoy hiking, camping, backyard BBQs, traveling and going to concerts.