Jerry Tellinghuisen, a certified public accountant, welcomes new clients to Sequim CPA. He and his partner Cynthia D. Martin opened the business in June. Sequim Gazette photo by Patricia Morrison Coate

CPA business expands to Sequim; specializes in small business services

Sequim CPA

224 W. Washington St., Ste. 204, Sequim


Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, by appointment Fridays

After having successful careers in finance and accounting, certified public accountants Jerry Tellinghuisen and Cynthia D. Martin have partnered to open Sequim CPA this past June. The pair met about a year ago — Telling-huisen owns Kingston CPA — and they decided to bring their expertise in accounting and auditing services to Sequim.

“We were asked to come up here by some people in the area to start this,” Martin said.

“We specialize in small businesses, from accounting to bookkeeping to audits,” Tellinghuisen said. “We also do tax preparation and tax planning.”

“Both Jerry and I have been on the other side of the balance sheet,” Martin said. “I ran my own business for 10 years and Jerry worked at Washington Mutual in the finance department.”

Business services include small business accounting, forensic accounting, bank financing, strategic business planning, new business formation, assessing internal controls, audits/reviews, cash flow management, business valuation, succession planning, nonprofit tax exemption management and litigation support.

In laymen’s terms, auditing, Martin explained, is “when we go look at internal controls and assess the risk of the possibility that a company’s financial statements could be misstated. It has to be a true picture of the company. When we do the financial picture, we look for proper procedures.”

Although their focus is on small businesses, Martin said, “We have experience with large and small businesses — Jerry and I have different backgrounds that can address those. We do have the expertise for large companies for this area. I want to be a go-to person to help the client make the right decisions for their company.”

Martin noted, “My job is to help small businesses use the (professional) skills, training and life skills to help them take their company as far as possible and be as profitable as possible.”

Sequim CPA also offers services for individuals, including personal financial planning, estate planning, retirement planning and elder care financial management.

“We absolutely love the clients up here,” Martin said.

“The best is they’re honest, forthright and hard-working people who just want to do a good job and make a decent living.

“They’ve embraced us and we feel honored that they trust us.”

Cynthia D. Martin

More in Business

WeDo Fudge announces 2018 charitable sales donations

As part of their annual drive to give back to the community,… Continue reading

Washington jobs report delivers promising start to new year

Washington’s economy added 6,800 jobs in January and the state’s seasonally adjusted… Continue reading

Clallam County Job Fair set for March 21

The Clallam County Annual Job Fair will be held from 10 a.m.-2… Continue reading

Gateway Mortgage celebrates grand opening in Sequim

Sequim community members and business owners celebrated the grand opening of Gateway… Continue reading

Two take leadership roles at cancer center

Ken Berkes, Interim Olympic Medical Cancer Center Director, announced last week the… Continue reading

Business briefs — March 7, 2018

Sequim’s The Emerald restaurant closes Danielle Thompson, owner of The Emerald, Northwest… Continue reading

Business briefs — Feb. 28, 2018

Sequim’s 1st Security Bank adds staffers 1st Security Bank, announced last week… Continue reading

Two families going with their gut

What started as a hobby for AJ Wooten making hot sauce recipes… Continue reading

Community, family, and frozen yogurt

Family-owned frozen yogurt shop 609 West Washington, Suite 11, Sequim Tentative opening:… Continue reading

New owners find best fit with Best Friend Nutrition

Best Friend Nutrition New owners Cynthia and Casey Linden 680 W. Washington… Continue reading

House approves bill for vocational scholarships at rural community colleges

A proposed program that would provide grants for community college students to… Continue reading

Sequim Merchant Group sets first 2018 meeting for Feb. 21

The first Sequim Merchant Group meeting of 2018 is set for 5:30-7… Continue reading