About Us

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 (LTC) in Oregon, Amy holds CPA licenses in both Oregon and 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.

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 five 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 real estate, consulting, construction, child care, medical, retail, and professional services.

Amy owns and operates a short term rental in the Seattle area, plus another project in process at the Oregon Coast.  She intends to remain residing in the Portland area for at least another twenty years until retirement.

In her spare time, Amy enjoys world travel, golf, cycling, CrossFit, 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, Clubhouse International, SOLVE, Free Geek, All Classical Radio, KMHD, Oregon Parks Forever, Portland Audubon Society, Kiva, Cougar Business Alliance, WSU Alumni Association, Portland Soroptomists, and Oregon Pride.

She founded Clarity Tax Service, Inc. in 2006, and currently works as a sole practitioner.