OUR MISSION

Our mission is to reinvent how small businesses think about accounting. With Ort CPA, you’re not getting a bookkeeper, you’re getting a team of financial professionals ready to work with you to achieve your business goals.

OUR VISION

We believe that businesses are more successful with a better understanding of their financials. Our vision is to become the leading firm in providing peace of mind to small businesses by becoming their trusted financial advisors.



 

OUR VALUES

Integrity - We are committed to upholding the highest regard of ethical standards to maintain our clients’ trust and credibility.

Commitment -
We seek to build long term relationships with each client by understanding their unique personal goals and delivering the highest standard of service.

Competence -
We invest in extensive professional continuing education, innovative technology, and financial research to ensure we are up-to-date on emerging subjects that matter to our clients.

Collaboration -
We believe that collaboration between our team and clients create the best ideas and solutions.

 
joanne.jpg

founder

Joanne Ort, CPA, MPAcc, CMFP

Joanne has over 20 year's experience in accounting and tax preparation. She holds a Bachelor's in Business Administration and a Master's in Accounting with a concentration in Tax, both from the University of Washington. In her spare time she enjoys yoga and baking.

 

Education

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
Masters of Professional Accounting, 1993
B.A. Business Accounting, 1992

Certifications

QuickBooks Online Advanced
• Liveplan Expert Advisor

Read about Joanne on Accounting Today>

 
 

 
Alysia photo.jpg

senior accounting associate

Alysia LaTourette

Alysia has been in accounting for 6 years and is working on her MBA. Before settling on her profession, Alysia worked in a multitude of different industries, and has a special love for restaurants. She currently serves on the board of her local economic development center/chamber of commerce and on a board for business education at her local alternative high school. Her family loves to explore the northwest with their travel trailer and meet new people. 

Certifications

• QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor
• ReceiptBank Certified Partner

Education

WESTERN GOVERNORS UNIVERSITY
B.S. Accounting, 2016

 

 
Coming-soon.jpg

Cloud accountant

Nikki Gallagher

Nikki has over 8 years of small business bookkeeping experience, including 3 years working in a CPA firm environment. She also serves as a commission member on her city's Historic Preservation Commission. In her spare time, she enjoys renovating old homes, hiking, and taking road trips with her husband and dog.

Education

GRAY HARBOR COLLEGE
B.S. Accounting, 2013

Certifications

• QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor

 

 
Coming-soon.jpg

CLOUD accountant

Ashley Gamble

Ashley has been a Coast Guard spouse for over 10 years. Before Ort CPA, she has worked for small businesses in Louisiana and North Carolina. Ashley is a current member of the Peninsula Coast Guard Spouse Association. When she’s not working, Ashley enjoys hiking, running, spinning, and crocheting.

Certifications

• QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor
• T-Sheets Certified PRO

Education

UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX
B.S. Psychology, 2012

SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE
UNIVERSITY

M.S. Accounting, 2015


 

 
Coming-soon.jpg

office Manager

Tamara Frias

Tamara has worked in the customer service industry for over eight years along with five years of operational management. Before working at Ort CPA, Tamara managed boutique fitness studios and high-volume retail stores. In her spare time, Tamara loves to attend concerts, go bowling, and eat sushi.

Education

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA,
LAS VEGAS

B.S. Marketing, 2014