Amy L. Kennedy, CPA, LTC (she/her)
Amy Kennedy, a third generation Seattle native, has lived in Portland since 1993. She holds a BS in psychology and a post-baccalaureate degree in accounting, both from Washington State University. She transferred to WSU Vancouver from Portland Community College. In addition to being a licensed tax consultant in Oregon, Amy holds a CPA license in Washington State. Amy is a member of the AICPA and OSCPA, and attends tax conferences on an annual basis. Amy has taken coursework towards a Masters in Taxation at Golden Gate University and continuing education classes in financial planning through the AICPA.
Before and during college, Amy worked as a bartender in several establishments. In her 20’s she founded a coffee company and then a small exterior remodeling construction company. She’s a lifelong entrepreneur and enjoys assisting small business owners as they navigate the challenges of being self-employed.
Her professional experience includes a stint as the Controller of a $20 million international commodities trading company; controller of a multi-state construction company, over twenty two years of experience in tax preparation, representation, and other accounting work in the public accounting field; and in private practice with a variety of industries including consulting, construction, child care, medical, retail, and professional services.
In her spare time, Amy enjoys travel, piano, cycling, volunteering, the arts, visiting Northwest dog parks with her white German Shepherd Leela, and strategy board games.
Amy supports the following organizations:
Meals on Wheels People, NAMI Multnomah, SOLVE, Free Geek, Bitch Media, Soroptimist International of Portland, OPB, All Classical Radio, KMHD, Oregon Parks Forever, Portland Audubon Society, Kiva, Cougar Business Alliance, and Portland Area Business Alliance.
She founded Clarity Tax Service, Inc. in 2006, and currently works as a sole practitioner.