Artino Advisory Group is a CPA firm located in Bellingham, Washington. We provide a variety of consulting, tax and accounting services to small & medium-size businesses and individuals. While most of our clients are in Whatcom County, we work with clients throughout the Pacific Northwest Region. Through the use of secure internet portals, we are able to follow our clients as they travel for work or play.
While this Firm is relatively new, it’s owner and founder is not. Stephanie Artino, CPA has been in the accounting industry for almost 20 years. While she’s spent the majority of her career in “public” accounting (aka accounting firms that work with the general public), Stephanie has also worked on the “inside” of both small and large businesses. From handling the books of a small produce market to working in the accounting department of a large construction company, she understands the day-to-day demands clients face.
Stephanie’s focus over the past 10 years has been to develop an advisory practice in her firm. In 2009, Stephanie was one of 10 CPAs in the US and Canada accepted into a Master Advisor program. This intensive 2-year program provided advisors with a focused perspective on helping clients identify and solve problems to reach their goals as well as talk about current client needs and how CPAs could better address them. In 2011, Stephanie received her Master Advisor Certification, after completing the rigorous 2-year program of study with honors.
Stephanie graduated from Western Washington University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and minor in Business Administration. Shortly thereafter, she passed the CPA Exam and has a license to practice in Washington State.
Stephanie has also volunteered many years of service on the Board of Directors for various not-for-profit organizations in our community. She currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Alumni Association of Western Washington University, Building Industry Association of Whatcom County, Washington Society of CPAs Northwest Chapter and Whatcom Referral Network.
You’ll also find Stephanie actively participating in many business groups in Whatcom County such as the Bellingham/Whatcom and Ferndale Chambers of Commerce, Whatcom Young Professionals, Building Industry Association of Whatcom County, Construction Financial Management Association and Whatcom Referral Network.