Any CPA firm can promise you accuracy and a long laundry list of services that don’t mean anything if they don’t apply to you personally. At Plumb & Associates, we are constantly upgrading our services through continuing education, seminars, IRS training and professional exchanges with the leading tax and financial minds in the nation. If we don’t know the answers, we’ll find them for you, and we won’t waste your time or make you feel overwhelmed in the process.


Our Take on Taxes

Everyone likes to complain about taxes, but we can help you feel a lot less stressful about yours with two simple words: tax planning. We take the time to get to know you so we can carefully assess your needs and help you set realistic goals. It starts with our very first meeting.

We have all the tools you need to help you focus on what’s important for your financial security, from yearly tax organizers to extensive software compatibility. Even if you’ve always used the infamous “shoe box” approach, we can help you sort it out without pulling your hair out at tax time. Plus, we keep you informed about how current tax laws or revisions affect you personally, so you won’t worry needlessly.

We also offer something you might not expect: caring, compassionate people who really listen to what you have to say. Our staff is dedicated to making each experience you have with us personal, pleasant and non-stressful. We work hard to put you at ease and take the mystery out of tax planning, so you won’t ever have to face that dreaded “April 15th Surprise”.


Your Business Is Our Business

Large or small, running a business these days calls for a steady hand. When you’re with Plumb & Associates, you’re never alone. We can help you gain new perspectives on how to navigate the decisions that most directly affect your bottom line, such as strategic tax and business planning, management assessment, expansion and equipment purchase, consolidation and critical market alignment. We’ll be there to offer sound advice and encouragement, because we don’t just want you to succeed, we want you to prosper.

Just like people, businesses have different needs at different stages in their development. Whether you’re just getting started or starting to go global, we’re ready to help. Our years of experience working with all kinds of businesses can keep you moving toward the future with confidence and enthusiasm, even when times are tough.

Helping family-owned businesses grow is our specialty at Plumb & Associates, because we never forget the courage and commitment it takes to launch a new idea. Our extensive network of financial, legal and investment professionals provide you with virtually unlimited resources for business information that is personalized for your specific situation. And when it’s time to sell or hand over the reins to the next generation, we’ll be with you to help make the right choices and the best decisions about succession and estate planning. You have our word on it.

For more information about how Plumb & Associates can become your business partner, give us a call or go to Contact Us on this website. We’ll set up a meeting to look at where you are now and where you want to be.


Scott Plumb

Scott is a Certified Public Accountant. Currently he serves as a Director/Secretary on the board of Numerica Credit Union. Scott is a past president of the Spokane Chapter of the Washington State Society of CPAs. He is also the past president of the Spokane Referral Network. Scott also has served on other non-profit boards.

Scott attended the University of Nevada and graduated from the University of Phoenix. He received his Executive MBA from the University of Idaho in 2013. Scott previously taught as an adjunct for Whitworth University in accounting and taxation. He really loves giving back to others through his teaching.

Scott grew up in Las Vegas where he had an accounting and taxation practice for over 20 years. He established Plumb and Associates in 2016 after going out on his own after partnering with a local Spokane firm.

He has raised seven (7) children and has eleven (11) grandchildren. During his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his wife Sandra, gardening, playing with grandchildren, and spoiling his dog, Washington.

Sandra Plumb

Sandra is our Office Manager. She is a graduate of the University of Montana with a Degree in Sociology (2001). She retired in 2021 after serving as a Probation and Parole Officer for the State of Montana for over fifteen (15) years.

She brings a strong organizational and computer background to the firm. Her other strengths include conflict resolution, a strong understanding of the government and the court system as well as problem solving.

She is a mother of four (4) and a grandmother of one (1). Her hobbies and interests include traveling, gardening, reading, and painting.

Tarra Bouanani

Tarra is our Tax Manager. She is a graduate of Washington State University, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business & Accounting (1999).

She is an innovative and driven accounting and tax professional with over 20 years of experience. She strives to learn new and efficient ways of doing things and takes on challenges that are sometimes out of her comfort zone. Tarra exhibits a high degree of interpersonal skills that allow her to initiate and sustain strong working relationships with both her clients and her colleagues. Tarra leads by example and is one who rolls up her sleeves and dives right in to get the job done.

After graduating WSU, Tarra landed a job opportunity with a mid-size accounting firm in downtown Spokane. After dedicating ten years to public accounting, she decided to dabble in private accounting, acting as the Controller for a local corporation for a couple of years. This position was a short-lived adventure, as she realized her heart belongs to public accounting. As a public accountant, she provides tax and accounting services for individuals and businesses and enjoys mentoring and training clients and colleagues.

In her spare time, Tarra enjoys being a mom to two young men, helping them navigate through their young adult lives. She enjoys camping, traveling, and spending quality time with family and friends.

Jennifer Powell

Jennifer Powell is an Accountant and is our Bookkeeping & Payroll Manager

Jennifer graduated from Eastern Washington University in 2019 with a major in both accounting and management information systems and a minor in business analytics. While in school, she graduated with summa cum laude honors (3.9

to 4.0 cumulative GPA) and had the privilege of being awarded the Frances B. Huston Medallion for academic excellence, an honor only given to 20 students every year who graduate from EWU. After graduation, she began a career in public accounting with emphasis on personal and business income tax returns, bookkeeping, and payroll.

When not working, she spends most of her time engaging in activities that work on both her physical and mental health, including weightlifting, yoga, running, walking, and many other various physical activities. She also tries to spend as much time outdoors in nature engaging in outdoor activities like camping, hiking, swimming, fishing, and site seeing. Any other spare time is spent with those she holds the dearest to her heart: her husband and her family.

Akiko Katori

Akiko is a Certified Public Accountant. She is a graduate of Gonzaga University where she obtained her Accounting Degree with an emphasis on Tax. She also has a degree in International Business.

Akiko grew up in Tokyo, Japan before moving to the United States to attend college. She has two (2) children in college. Akiko works part-time and is a valuable member of the team.