Advocate Accounting was founded in 2013 by Erin Louis, CPA and has grown to be one of the most trusted names in Seattle for complex nonprofit and campaign accounting. More than just providing bookkeeping, we are an administrative partner and extend your in-house capacity so you can focus on your mission or business. We are easily accessible and work primarily online, saving you the time and hassle of scheduling meetings. We take pride in friendly and personable service. If you are our client, we actually care about you. If you don’t want to be cared about by us, you can’t be our client.
Erin (she/her) has over ten years of experience working with individuals, nonprofits and campaigns and has been a CPA since 2011. She got her start at Christensen Consulting, LLC where she specialized in tax preparation for registered domestic partners and same-sex married couples. She was so passionate about spreading good information about a confusing topic that she became a blogger: you can read her past articles at Financial Queeries. Erin has served as Treasurer on the Board of Directors of Budd Bay Rugby Football Club, Capital City Pride and Stonewall Youth. Prior to accounting, Erin was a professional Texas Hold ‘Em poker dealer and still enjoys playing when she can find the time. Don’t worry, she doesn’t gamble when it comes to accounting.
Alicia (she/her) joined Advocate Accounting in 2017 after seven years in nonprofit operations management, including as co-founder and Chief Operating Officer for US Quidditch, a real-life nonprofit sports league that advances gender inclusivity in sports. She has a certificate in nonprofit management from the University of Washington and is currently completing the credits required to sit for the CPA exam. She loves designing systems that allow small nonprofits to punch far above their weight. Outside of the office, Alicia is a circus artist with her own contemporary circus company, Unfiction Works. Her current projects include learning four-ball juggling and devising a full-length show with five other excellent artists.
Wendy (she/her) has been a Project Manager for over 20 years, in fields ranging from library data to playground equipment—her favorite was as a Girl Scout Troop Cookie Manager. She is excited to finally be using her BA in Accounting, as her plan from childhood was to be an accountant. Previous nonprofit volunteer work includes Treasurer for Girl Scout Service Unit 625 and Managing Editor for Sound Out Magazine, a monthly publication based in Olympia. In her spare time, Wendy is part of a puzzle club.