23+ Years, 40+ Employees, Client Driven Entrepreneurs

Founded in 1997, VSH is a 40+ person firm led by partners Chris Sullivan, Robert (Bob) Sytsma, Kathy Herndon, Jessica Waggoner, Mark Roetcisoender, and Lydia Ahn. 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 member of the BDO Alliance US, a network of over 550 firms, among the largest in the industry. With access to the resources and opportunities of the world’s 5th largest accounting network, 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 deep resources of an established national and international network.

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, 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

We are very pleased with the value VSH brings to us in terms of tax and financial reporting services, professionalism and price.  They help us implement tax saving strategies and consistently bring us business strategies...

Collin Morrow, CFO / 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

Bob Sytsma and the VSH team help me keep an eye on the financial picture so I can focus on my passion: creating and improving our products.  It is reassuring to know I have a...

Mark King / View Testimonial


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