As a Certified Public Accountant with over 30 years of financial accounting and tax experience, Desha has been a stockholder in Furin & Company and its predecessor since 1996. She is passionate about her profession and works to promote the high ideals and quality service of the public accounting industry.
Desha has a BS in Accounting from Linfield College. She began her career with a CPA firm in Kirkland, WA, later joining her mother’s CPA practice in 1993. In 1997 she made several life-changing moves; marrying her husband Joe, taking over the CPA firm, relocating it to Anacortes and changing the business name to Furin & Company.
Desha works with a wide variety of individuals and small businesses in her practice and has developed an expertise in several industries including construction, real estate development, restaurant/hospitality, campground timeshare and automotive. She believes that one of the real benefits of her role as a CPA is that she is able to really know her clients professionally and personally and is therefore able to provide insightful advice to assist them in achieving their business and personal financial goals.
Desha has a strong expertise in resourcing and implementation of information technology (IT) products and systems. She has worked with a wide variety of consumer-based tax and accounting programs including QuickBooks Professional for Windows, Mac and Online Editions, QuickBooks Enterprise Edition, Quicken, Turbo Tax, Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate software (formerly Sage Timberline Office).
Desha is a member of the Washington State Society of CPAs and a graduate of The Pursuit of Excellence personal development program.
When Desha isn’t in the office she enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, Nicholas and Cameron, and entertaining, cooking, hiking and reading.