60 Years of Community Service

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 profession.

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:

  • Personal income taxes and personal tax planning, from simple to the most complex returns.

  • Electronic filing of all qualifying returns is done on a regular basis.

  • Business income taxes and business tax planning.

  • Partnership income tax returns, including Limited Liability companies, and Family Limited Partnerships.

  • Corporate income taxes, including C corporations, and S corporations.

  • Business taxes and payroll service.

  • State sales and excise tax returns, county personal property tax returns.

  • Computerized payroll preparation, and all federal and state employment returns, year-end W-2 forms, 1099’s.

  • Estate Taxes and planning.

  • Planning for and preparation of federal and state estate tax  returns.

  • Note - 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.”

  • Accounting Services.

  • Business computer program setup, training, and problem solving, including Quicken, Quick Books, and Peachtree.

  • General business set-up, accounting, and consulting. Financial Statement preparation.  Compilations and Reviews.

  • Auditing Services- 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. A-133 audits.

  • Personal Financial Services. Gaylon Boley, CPA is a licensed financial planner.

Aiken & 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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