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"Very helpful and fair. Annette was able to take a lot of the fear out of dealing with taxes." Tom Sweeney of P.S. Surgical, Ilc


"Annette is amazing. She takes care of our accounting, payroll, taxes and quarterlies for our business. Very professional, responds quick to any questions. Detail oriented and really is helping our business to grow. We also use Compass accounting for our personal taxes." Night and Day Electric


"Annette is one of those rare individuals who is able to combine a high level of professional expertise with an unfailing sense of generosity and human fellow feeling. She solved multiple problems for me on several fronts, and did so efficiently and calmly. Can't recommend her highly enough!" Holly A


"Compass Accounting and Business Solutions has been my account and business planner for the past 3 ½ years. I highly recommend them. Annette Hamilton has supported me in managing my construction company, real estate , rental properties, and investments. Also she assisted in a very complicated divorce where her expertise in forensics and taxes saved me a lot of money. She has helped me streamline my business and prepared my taxes. Her work is professional and of the highest quality. Bottom line is she knows this stuff inside /out and gets right to the central issues and provides solutions. I value her advice and will continue to work with and trust Compass Accounting. I would endorse that you do also. " Shawn Olesen


"I have never had such a high level of trust and satisfaction from any service provider in any industry like I have with Compass Accounting. My experience with them seems like integrity and proficiency are the driving forces of this company. Thank you so much for a job well done! " Jeremy Schulz


“Annette has been wonderful to work with over the years. Her knowledge, expertise and friendly attitude makes it a pleasure working with her. In any situation she has our back and gets the information we need plus some. I highly recommend her for any business or personal accounting matters.” Pacific Glass & Door


"Annette and Compass worked with my company, Arthur Jackson CTC INC, to satisfy the requirements of a government audit. We had a short time line and Annette worked like a true professional to help us meet it."


"I met Annette at a community event about ten years ago. I was looking for a tax return preparer and decided to try her service out. Well, here I am, all these years later, and have used her service ever since. She has provided me FIVE STAR SERVICE every single year! Her thoroughness, responsiveness, and organization have been consistently of the highest caliber, and at a good price. I highly recommend Annette and Compass Accounting! - Drew N., Kirkland, WA


"Very friendly and personable. Always quick to resolve any communication." Nick Myer


"This service is great! Annette is fast, friendly and reliable. Couldn't ask for more." Lihi Rosenthal


"Hello everyone, I strongly recommend, if you need an expert accountant who is a top - notch professional in all your business and personal accounting and tax issues to call or e-mail Annette at Compass. She is absolutely the best. Personable, friendly, knowledgeable!! You couldn't ask for better. Trust me on this one!! Give Annette a call today. You won't regret having Annette and Compass Accounting on your side. Trust me. I sure am thankful she helped me!!"- Bill D

"Annette was very thorough and detailed with 7 years of data compiled for Trust summary and extensive accounting to bring our Trust to closure to allow Attorneys to distribute Trust assets. We would recommend Annette and Compass Accounting for tax and accounting services - Deborah and Steven B"

"Annette is a great business partner. She is always willing to provide recommendations, provide thoughtful analysis and answer any questions I may have. Over the years she has provided great service to myself and family. I look forward to a continued professional relationship with Annette." Kyle B. (Testimonial from


"Annette saved me almost $1,000 on my taxes. Better yet, she's wonderful to work with - fast, clear, and a class act. Next Year she's my first call instead of trying to do them myself. I'd recommend her to any business or individual." Lynn S.


"Annette is a very knowledgable tax professional. She has assisted my wife and I over the last 5 years. She understands our needs and helps us work through all our tax questions and issues.  I would recommend working with Annette to anyone. Thanks Annette, your Awesome! - Kyle B.


“Annette is a very well-spoken lady full of knowledge and such a caring human being. Just when I was getting ready to file for 2014 taxes, little did I know that I hadn't file for 2011 and 2012 taxes way back when I was working in California. Annette filed all those paperwork for me including my payment arrangements to IRS.I would highly recommend her to those that are having a hard time dealing with IRS or to those that don't have time to file due to their busy working schedules.” -Akisi T.

"Annette helped us take care of some tax issues, she was very understanding to what we were going through, knowledgeable and took care of the matter quickly and efficiently. We will definitely be using her for all our future business and accounting needs and highly recommend her. Dan L."

"I met with Annette and felt she is a very compassionate and professional woman. I am a small business owner and feel thankful she will be helping me for the first time with my taxes. It is important to develop a relationship with someone and I had this impression from the very beginning with Annette. Thank you Birgit M."

"Price for services rendered was quite reasonable, and Annette helped to organize my business taxes and found me the best deductions and refund possible! I would highly recommend working with her! Tiffany R."

"Annette was highly professional and very easy to work with. My situation was fairly complex and she handled it very well and very quickly. Far exceeded my expectations. Knowledgeable and super friendly. I'll definitely be working with her again next year. Matthew S."

"Annette has handled my tax return prep for several years now. She is awesome! She reminds me of deadlines, provides a great "kit" that helps me organize and gather my info, and is always punctual, even when I'm leaving things to the last minute. I highly recommend her! - Drew Ness - Chief Operating Officer at 1st Security Bank of Washington"

"Annette is a highly skilled accountant that can help you or your business with book keeping, taxes and business solutions. I've had the pleasure to work with Annette for over 5 years and can attest to her knowledge as she has helped us create & grow multiple new companies and partnerships. - Peter Tang - Broker"

"They say you're lucky if, during the course of your career, you cross paths with a handful individuals that exemplify teamwork, leadership, character, integrity, expert technical knowledge, compassion for others and obvious competence. Having been fortunate to work with Annette, I can confidently state she is one of the few to which I can attribute all of these qualities. I highly recommend her to any organization! - Kyle McElfresh - Senior HRIS / ERP Business & Functional Analyst"

"We worked with two other local firms and accountants and had numerous frustrations before going to Compass Accounting and Annette. Annette was a breath of fresh air with clear, concise answers to our questions about Quickbooks and structuring the books and payroll. She got everything in order with the books and manages our payroll and monthly accounting. She saves us lots of time and money without adding any overhead to the CEO's job by doing hers well without having to manage her also. - James Hamilton - Wisconsin Distinguished Professor/Founder/CTO Photonic Cleaning Technologies"

"Annette is a very experienced tax professional, and her knowledge of tax accounting and tax return preparation is superb. I highly recommend Annette to anyone who would like to work with an ethical and competent tax professional. - Mieko Shikuma - Shikuma Law Offices, PLLC"

"Annette is fabulous. Timely, reasonably priced, clear, concise and kind. I will continue to use her forever, even though I now live in a different country. Annette is proficient in her knowledge of small business finance and also in how to work with someone who is highly disorganized and last minute, which is invaluable for me. Highly recommended. - Charis Brice - Professional Photographer - Paris, France"

"Ms. Hamilton was engaged as a consultant in an accounting process improvement project. She faced each project challenge with a positive outlook coupled with an open and honest assessment of existing capabilities. She remained flexible in adjusting to changing dynamics within the organization which impacted the project's original scope, dealing with priority shifts with grace and good humor. She was always easy to talk with and able to raise the knowledge and skills of staff through her engagement. Ms. Hamilton was a pleasure to work with and would be a positive asset to any organization that is open to implementing measures to improve accounting or other fiscal operations in a variety of venues - Colin Sach - University of WA"

"Thank you Annette for helping me with the sale of my business! The portfolio you made me with the Profit & Loss, Balance Sheet and Projections made a big difference. Very professional! My business sold for the full asking price even though the economy was going crazy at the time. Annette has handled my financials from the sale of my business and my taxes even emergency, last minute requests. She is the best! I have never had an accountant who was so knowledgeable and accommodating. She is there for you!". - James Gibeson - Entrepreneur

"Annette's company has become an integral part of my business. She provides us with solid, timely reports that allow us to make adjustments to our business plan as needed. She is thorough, detailed and accurate. Plus, she's got a great smile and a fun sense of humor! We're glad she's part of our TEAM!. - Jeff C. - Washington Insurance Advisors"

"I first heard about Compass Accounting and Business Solutions through a friend that was impressed with their first rate service and personal attention they delivered. We have been doing business with them for 6 years now and I can say the same. Annette is always there for me to answer any and all Questions and is always giving us tips on how my business can save money through out the year. I would recommend Compass Accounting and Business Solutions to everyone who has Questions and wants SOLUTIONS to their tax or bookkeeping issues.- Dr. J"

"We have wanted to send you a thank you for quite a while now to let you know how much we appreciate all the work you have done for us. You are so good at trying to reduce our worries and to be creative with new ideas. You are very valuable to us and we thank you for helping us to continue to move forward..- RA Berg & Associates LLC"

"Thank you for all your wisdom & support as our new accountant. We appreciate all your proficient abilities, friendly spirit, & better yet -your affordable fees! You are a life saver! We highly recommend you with great confidence, to anyone seeking help in filing their taxes, and/or needing your business accounting services! As the long distance is a non-issue with computers these days. - Paul and Marcy - Spanaway, WA"