25+ Years, 50+ Employees, Client Driven Entrepreneurs

Founded in 1997, VSH is a 50+ person firm led by partners Kathy Herndon, Jessica Waggoner, Chris Sullivan, Lydia Ahn, and Matt Roetcisoender. Each bring to the table their own specialties and areas of expertise, helping to partner with your business to inform entrepreneurial and advanced business strategies. We have offices in Bellingham and Burlington, Washington, with a significant cross-border Canadian presence.

VSH CPAs has held a strong commitment to growing leaders and developing our firm to be strong in the future. In this commitment, as the second largest locally-owned firm north of Seattle, VSH CPAs delivers a team-based approach with excellence, insight and dedication to being your business partner. VSH has grown to be the leading firm serving Whatcom and Skagit Counties – and around the world.

VSH is a proud independent member of the BDO Alliance USA, a nationwide association of independently owned local and regional accounting, consulting and service firms with similar client service goals. The BDO Alliance USA presents an opportunity for firms to expand services to clients without jeopardizing our existing relationships or our autonomy by accessing the resources of BDO USA and other Alliance members. The BDO Alliance USA was developed to provide Member firms with an alternative strategy for gaining competitive advantage in the face of a changing business landscape. The Alliance represents an opportunity for BDO to enhance relationships with reputable firms that share a mutual business understanding. The BDO Alliance USA is a subsidiary of BDO USA, P.A, a Delaware professional service corporation.

VSH leverages big firm resources with the personal touch and client-focus that we value. We can balance the personal involvement and attentiveness of a trusted adviser, with the expansive and deep resources of the BDO Alliance USA.

What our Clients Say

At Frontline, we’ve built our business on relationships. We transitioned to VSH CPAs in 2017, quickly finding alignment between our cultures, which focus on relationships and responsiveness. As we’ve  grown from a “mom and pop” to...

Drew Vandenberg, Former CFO / View Testimonial

People. When I think of VSH, it’s in regards to people. Their leadership. The entire VSH team. Our community. Their leadership empowering staff to engage in our community to make great decisions and be both great...

Guy Occhiogrosso / View Testimonial

We’ve worked side-by-side with VSH for more than 15 years, together experiencing substantial growth. Their knowledgeable skills, problem solving, and understanding of our business have helped us make better, more informed decisions. VSH runs their...

Ken and Amanda Dawson / View Testimonial

Before I helped lead a buyout of Burlington-based Eddyline Kayaks in 2017, I’d spent 15 years working in finance in Boston, Massachusetts. I was fortunate enough to work with CPAs from all of the Big...

Scott Holley / View Testimonial


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