Dave had a career of nearly 35 years in Information Technology before becoming a victim of economic layoffs during the recessing. His last employer, where he spent about 15 years and finished as the Quality Manager, was a software company publishing accounting systems for investment companies. In his various roles there he became very familiar with the United States Tax Code!
After returning to the Pacific Northwest, Dave opened his own company: Skingco Services, LLC. His first line of work was tax preparation, and with many years' experience as treasurer of various non-profit organization he started with a focus on similar clients. He also passed the required tests on the first attempt and earned his Enrolled Agent designation from the IRS; this means he is approved to represent any client, at any time, for any reason, before any level of the IRS.
In the years since opening the business Dave has expanded his expertise and now is in a position to do almost any sort of income tax return, including states other than Washington. He particularly enjoys working on returns that are out of the mainstream such as exempt (not-for-profit) organizations, estate returns, returns with Canadian income, and so on.
After moving his business to Auburn in 2013, Dave added bookkeeping and payroll services to his repertoire. This small but expanding line of work keeps him busy year-round and fills a growing need for small businesses in the area.
Dave is an accomplished speaker, as well, and is often requested for teaching tax topics to professional organizations and community groups. A member of Washington State Tax Consultants, he has held various offices at both the state and chapter level and was elected Member of the Year for 2013.