Shelby Culp, CPA

Hi! I'm Shelby, your friendly CPA.

I firmly believe that taxes and accounting should be the least stressful part of your life. As a business owner, your time should be spent generating leads and taking care of your clients, not figuring out how to account for everything! And as an individual, you just have better things to do. 

Keep scrolling to find out who I am, what I do, and how to set up a time for us to talk about getting your least favorite accounting tasks off your plate and on to mine. 


I'm a licensed CPA based in Spokane, Washington with a masters degree in accounting from Gonzaga University and nearly a decade of experience in tax and bookkeeping. My aim is to make filing your taxes and keeping your books balanced straightforward, easy, and stress free. 

My primary focus has historically been all things tax. I've got experience filing individual, business, and nonprofit income, sales, use, payroll, and property tax returns in almost all 50 states as well as representing clients in examinations by various taxing authorities. But I'm not just about tax -- I've also got a passion for bookkeeping for small businesses and nonprofits and am an Adjunct Professor of Accounting at Gonzaga. 

For me, there's no job too small or question too complex. I'm an accounting nerd and love diving into the tax code, state statutes, accounting standards, and case law to come up with the most technically correct answers to whatever problem you may be facing. And I've got nothing to prove -- if what you need is outside of my realm of expertise, I won't sell you on anything I don't feel comfortable doing and will be happy to refer you to someone with the knowledge and experience to take care of you! 

Below are just a few of the things I'd love to help you with:  

  • Business Income Tax Preparation & Review
  • Individual Income Tax Preparation & Review
  • Sales & Use Taxes 
  • Personal Property Tax Renditions & Appeals
  • Bookkeeping
  • Audit Representation
  • Payroll
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Tax Research 
  • Business Formation 
  • Accounting Software Support

I'd love to buy you a cup of coffee and hear all about what makes your business tick! Push the button below to set up a time to chat.

Fees & Billing Policies

With me as your CPA, I won't be counting our time together by the minute and billing you through the nose for it. Many of the services you'd pay for with other firms come complimentary with me once we're engaged to work together:

  • Email notifications of upcoming filing deadlines (whether I prepare your returns or not!) 
  • Quarterly email updates on tax and accounting policy changes that affect your business
  • Annual one-on-one meeting with me to catch up, discuss your business plan for the upcoming year, and re-engage for services you need (and do away with those you don't) 
  • Responses to phone messages and emails within one business day
  • Freedom to pick up the phone or email quick tax and accounting questions, with a heads-up if/when the response becomes involved enough to become a billable event
  • Secure storage of all data you provide to me for seven years (never worry about losing your copy of your tax return again!) 

As you can probably tell from the list above, I'm not about finding ways to monetize each and every one of our interactions. Instead, I'm all about finding fair and flexible ways to charge you just for the services you need while preventing you from paying for the services you don't.  



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