About Us

We Partner With You

For nearly sixty years, Peterson & Associates has been providing high-quality accounting, tax, and consulting services for both business and personal clients. Founded in 1962 by Vernon F. Peterson, we mix traditional values with a modern approach that sets up our clients for financial success.

With a strong foundation of tried-and-true processes combined with modern technical savvy, we have the experience to help you reach your goals. We offer our clients a wide range of specialty services as well as standard personal tax preparation. Whether your finances are simple or complex, we want to help.

No two situations are alike. The Peterson & Associates team takes the time to get to know our clients. We will work with you to tailor a tax plan that fits your budget and helps you reach your dreams.

Our Clients

We work with individuals, families, corporations, non-profits, and more. Peterson & Associates is staffed by professionals that have broad experience as well as extensive knowledge in many aspects of the industry. No matter the client— we can help.

Our Team

We believe that the key to client success starts with quality customer service. We share the entrepreneurial spirit of emerging and established business leaders and are dedicated to their continued growth. We constantly review our practices as a way to ensure we offer only the best service.

We are equally passionate about donating time, energy, and financial support to great charitable organizations in our county and beyond. Giving back is a priority for every team member at Peterson & Associates. It’s our privilege to help those in need.

Our most recent peer review can be located here: LINK. Peterson & Associates protocols have been reviewed by fellow professionals and have been found to meet all standards of the industry.

Meet the team.

Join the Team

Interested in starting a career at Peterson & Associates? We pride ourselves on bringing in new faces for fresh perspectives on the industry. We are always looking for candidates with a strong background in tax for businesses and individuals, who are detail orientated, and have good writing and communication skills.

Characteristics of successful candidates include self-starters who are analytical, motivated, and able to work independently across a broad range of client tax and accounting problems. Candidates may forward letters of introduction, resume, references, and relevant information to resumes@vancouvercpa.com.

Ready to work with a company that treats every individual, LLC., or organization with the same level of respect? Need help reorganizing your company, preparing your taxes after buying your first home, or applying for non-profit status? Contact Peterson & Associates today.


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We’re Here For You

The very best relationships are when both parties benefit. Peterson and Associates have been serving both businesses and individuals in Southwest Washington since 1962. We take the time to know you — and understand your goals. We’re committed to providing service that puts people first.