Jana W. Helmuth, CPA

117 First Ave N. SeattleWA 98109 U.S.

ph. 206.281.8116 fax 206.281.8531


Owner,  Jana Helmuth


Jana W. Helmuth, CPA earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting at the University of Iowa and has taken post-graduate studies in taxation at Golden Gate University in Seattle, Washington. She is licensed to practice as a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Washington.


Jana is a member of the Washington Society of CPA's and served as President in 2006-2007 for the American Society of Women Accountants.


Her work experience includes over sixteen years with Otto R. Enger, CPA of Seattle, Washington, whose practice she purchased in 2007. Prior to that, she worked for five years with Perry, Shelton, Walker & Associates, PLLC currently in Bellevue, Washington.

Jana has two daughters who are polar opposites. Amy has a degree in Fashion Merchandising from SPU. She has a love and a flair for photography and is pursuing a way to combine the two. Molly is studying marketing and is a race car driver in the late model series, mainly out of Monroe, Washington. She is a role model and a marketer's dream.

Meet our team


Gary Pomeroy, EA - Tax Manager

Gary is a former IRS instructor and auditor. He began working for the firm in 1996. Gary has over 23 years combined government and private experience in the field of taxation. He is an Enrolled Agent and permitted to practice before the IRS. Gary is experienced in foreign taxation and audit representation. 

When Gary is not contemplating interpretations of the Internal Revenue Code he can be found baking his own bread and studying the world through the lens of his camera.


David Frick, CPA - Senior Accountant

David started working for the firm in 1999. He has a B.S. from Central Washington University in Accounting and a B.S. in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Washington and is licensed  to practice as a certified Public Accountant in the State of Washington.  In his free time David can be found reading or riding his bicycle more than 60 miles at a time around Lake Washington and beyond.

Joining us for busy seasons, starting in January of 2018, two formerly self-employed veteran CPAs: 

Paula L. Kaplan, CPA and

Elizabeth A. Pray, CPA, MS Tax

Administrative Staff


Chelsea Little - Bookkeeper/Receptionist
Chelsea works at the front desk, and she processes out returns, 
posts activity into Sage Software general ledger programs, reconciles accounts and prepares company books for tax and financial statement preparation. Chelsea went to school at Northern Arizona University and is continuing her education through WSU, online. Outside of the office, Chelsea spends much of her time knitting and exploring the Pacific Northwest with her boyfriend and their husky.




Here at Jana W. Helmuth, CPA, we’ve been doing taxes at the base of Queen Anne hill for over 25 years .


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