60 Years of
Aiken & Sanders
Inc. P.S. Certified Public Accountants was founded in Aberdeen by
Robert Aiken and Donald Lang, in 1945. In the year 2005, the firm
will be celebrating its 60th anniversary of providing
quality accounting, auditing, and tax services to Southwest
Washington. In recent years, their auditing division has expanded
their service area to eastern Washington and the state of Oregon.
The firm takes great pride not only in the quality accounting and
tax services provided to business and individual clients, but also
the culture of community involvement established by Robert Aiken
early in the firm’s history. This is typified by the recent
president’s “Points Of Light” award signed by George Bush
received by Harold Warren, CPA, a former managing partner and 43
year veteran of the firm. The current CPA shareholders of the
firm, Roy Musser, Gaylon Boley, Catherine Wandell, and Terry
Sodders have combine experience of 103 years in the accounting
Aiken & Sanders
has always endeavored to maintain the highest professional
standards in providing services to their clients. Under the
self-regulatory system of the American Institute of CPA’s called
peer review, every three years, their internal system of quality
control of their work product is reviewed by another independent
accounting firm.. In the fall of 2003, they received their sixth
consecutive clean opinion. This places Aiken & Sanders in a
very elite group of accounting firms in the nation.
Aiken & Sanders
through its seven CPA’s, with the help of competent
paraprofessional, and support staff currently provides a variety
of services that are constantly being upgraded with the changes in
their clients needs, and the ever changing computer technology. A
list of the major services is as follows:
taxes and personal tax planning, from simple to the most
of all qualifying returns is done on a regular basis.
taxes and business tax planning.
tax returns, including Limited Liability companies, and Family
taxes, including C corporations, and S corporations.
Business taxes and
State sales and
excise tax returns, county personal property tax returns.
payroll preparation, and all federal and state employment
returns, year-end W-2 forms, 1099’s.
Estate Taxes and
Planning for and
preparation of federal and state estate tax
Aiken & Sanders strongly advises their clients to contact
them for counseling before making any transactions that could
have significant tax effect. They repeatedly advise “We can
far more effectively help our clients manage their tax
liabilities before transactions are completed rather than
after. Income and estate tax planning are the most cost
effective services we provide.”
program setup, training, and problem solving, including
Quicken, Quick Books, and Peachtree.
set-up, accounting, and consulting.
Financial Statement preparation.
Compilations and Reviews.
for profit, and non-profit. Auditing
of general businesses, and construction contractors. Auditing of non-profit agencies. (This is an area of specialty with
Aiken & Sanders) General
Auditing, Auditing under governmental auditing standards.
Services. Gaylon Boley, CPA is a licensed financial planner.
& Sanders is a firm that has served its clients well and has
changed with the times for 60 years. It is structured and
committed to doing so for another 60 years.
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