Staff

Kelly Richmond, Founder

Kelly Richmond started working in accounting, reporting, operations and IT at a young age for her family’s business. She developed her skills over the years working in a variety of industries including technology, manufacturing, non-profits, restaurants and healthcare. She has supported her experience with education in accounting, business, business law, tax, information technology (IT) and economics. She has a passion for working for companies with social and environmental missions. Kelly loves spending time with her family, her cat and chickens. She also enjoys gardening, skiing, hiking, camping, biking and rafting.

Resume Highlights

  • LinkedIn Profile
  • Over 26 years of accounting experience
  • QuickBooks expert since 1998 and certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor
  • Excel whiz
  • Adaptive Planning user

Patrick Richmond, Lead Account Advisor

Patrick Richmond introduced his daughter Kelly to accounting for his company when Kelly was only 13; the same age that Patrick started accounting at his family’s business. Always ahead of the curve, he loves IT and shared this passion with Kelly as well. Patrick graduated from the University of Southern California (USC) in 1967 with a degree in Business Administration at USC and graduate courses and teaching credential at Chapman University.

He offers expert support and education to business owners in accounting, compliance, record keeping and profit development. Patrick’s career has included time in small business management, business start-ups and large business management. Patrick and Kelly are thrilled to be working together again.

In his spare time, he loves ocean sports, gardening, and spending time with his family, his dog and his pet tortoises.

Staff

Amy O’Connor

Lead Accountant

Amy O’Connor comes to us with a vast array of knowledge and experience in multiple industries. She has worked as an Accountant/Bookkeeper for over 17 years, gaining knowledge along the way. The experience she has gained in the last 7 years with Law Firm accounting has made her an expert in that industry. Amy loves accounting and helping to solve the backend issues so clients can focus on what they love most.

When Amy is not working, she is homeschooling her daughter and baking with her. She loves everything to do with horses and baking and spends a lot of time with family and friends.

Resume Highlights

  • Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Portland State University
  • Quickbooks Certified
  • Over 17 years of accounting experience

Andrea Cigich Lau

Lead Accountant

Andrea (Andi) has over 30 years of accounting and business management experience in both the corporate and small business industries which positions her well to help small businesses grow. She started her career at Macy’s (NJ, DE) and Honeywell (MN, WA) after graduating with a Business degree from Rutgers College, NJ. The corporate environment gave her a base of valuable skills in internal auditing and financial analysis as well as operational skills as a Receiving Manager.

Andi has used Quickbooks for 20+ years for a variety of small businesses where she managed all bookkeeping, software conversions, IRS and State tax audits, created/tested policies and procedures and uncovered cost savings improving efficiencies. Since 2011 her skills have grown to include cash management and budgeting. She also brings an innate desire to be helpful, proactive, and find the best resolution to each puzzle and task.

Andi enjoys being productive and active usually listening to Audible mysteries while gardening, crafting or walking. She and her husband love playing ping pong or doing puzzles and spending time with their pets and family.

Katherin Thompson (Katie)

Accountant

At a young age, Katie Thompson figured out she loves to create order and meaning out of chaos. This led to her passion for numbers and accounting. She graduated with an Associate’s in Business Management from College of Western Idaho, and a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting from Western Governor’s University. She has since gained experience working for CPA firms as a bookkeeper and tax accountant, running a family business, and as a staff accountant for a manufacturing company.

Katie enjoys spending time with her husband and two young daughters. An Idaho native, she loves the outdoors hiking, riding horses, riding ATVs, and camping. She also enjoys watercolor painting, cooking for her family, and reading.

Viki Smith

Accountant

Viki Smith has come full circle in her career. She started in banking when she was 20 and spent 3+ years training and supervising tellers. She moved to Africa and worked in the Budget and Fiscal Office of the American Embassy for 5 years where she was responsible for processing travel, education, and change of station claims. She was also the cashier on local employee paydays and during US Navy goodwill visits.

Moving to Boise put her back at a bank, in accounts payable, for a couple years. She then worked as a purchasing agent at the US Bureau of Reclamation for 5 years while studying English Literature and accounting. Finally, in 1994, she took on a full-time position testing software and managing software testers — a position she fully explored for 23 years. Upon retiring in 2017, she circled back to her roots when Kelly said, “Come work with me!” Viki is thrilled to be working with Idaho Accounting Services and getting back into accounting.

When not fiddling with numbers, Viki can be found spending time with her family, puttering in her vegetable garden, bicycling, hiking, reading and traveling.

Resume Highlights

  • Bachelor of Arts in English Literature with minor in Accounting, Boise State University
  • 23 years of detailed analytical software testing and problem solving
  • 25 years of managing people

Kate Wuttke

Onboarding Accountant

Kate Wuttke joined the team with extensive experience in accounting, customer service, and technical support. She has served as an accountant for large and small, start-up and generational businesses. This experience is supported by her accounting degree from Southern New Hampshire University and continued education at Western Governors University. Prior to her accounting degree she received accolades for her work in customer service and technical support. Kate loves her work!

When not working on financial books, Kate loves spending time with her three indoor cats and enjoying the National Forest with her husband and her border collie.  An avid cook and baker, she enjoys adjusting and improving classic recipes.

Ange Nemerimana

Accountant
Ange Nemerimana has a passion for accounting and a love of numbers. She comes to our team with experience as a Staff Accountant. Ange graduated from Eastern Washington University with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting.
Ange was Born in Congo, and moved to the United States with her grandmother. She grew up in Spokane and relocated to Boise in 2019. She now calls Boise home and enjoys her new life here. When she is not working, you will find her at home spending time with her family, especially with her baby boy.   

Callie King

Onboarding Accountant & Executive Assistant

Callie King brings a diverse background to Idaho Accounting Services. She has a wide range of business experience. She has a strong history in office management, non-profit management, bookkeeping, and accounting both for profit and non-profit firms. Callie started her career in a family-owned and operated business, which helped her foster a love for business and organization. She has worked for a small accounting firm, as well as organizations such as the Idaho Youth Ranch, and the NAACP. Callie has passion for small businesses. She believes they are the backbone of a strong community.

When Callie is not working, she spends quality time with her family. She loves to make life an adventure for herself and her five boys. She especially enjoys sports and travel.

Sarah Kirby

office assistant

Sarah Kirby moved to Idaho as a young adult from New Jersey. She was raised in a family business where she learned the basics of bookkeeping and money handling at an early age. Sarah has worked in a wide variety of industries including foodservice, manufacturing, electronics, and customer service.  She graduated with a BA in Criminal Justice from Boise State University and is a Certified Electronic Tech. In her free time, she enjoys crafting of all kinds, spending time with her husband, and coordinating life with their three teenagers. Because Sarah has a passion for helping others, she also runs a small non-profit organization she created in honor of her late daughter Cheyanne.

Laura Jordan

Bookkeeper

Idaho gained Laura Jordan when she relocated from the city of Georgetown, the Red Poppy Capital of Texas. Laura served as the Operations Manager of one of Georgetown’s largest retail stores. A passion for creating and supporting organizational efficiencies led her to work for Georgetown’s Williamson Central Appraisal District (WCAD). Laura connected with Kelly after landing in Boise and gladly offered her support to Idaho Accounting Services.

At Boise State she is a graduate student, completing a program in International Relations through the Political Science department. She enjoys spending time with her family and children (a kindergartner and a second grader), dragging them for hikes in Boise’s gorgeous Foothills.

Leslie Jenkins

Office Manager & Accountant

Leslie Jenkins brings a diverse background to Idaho Accounting Services. She has a strong history in client services, management and healthcare. Leslie also started her career in a family owned and operated business, which taught her the value of hard work, flexibility and problem-solving skills. She has experience in a variety of industries, including healthcare, and Professional Employer Organizations. She has worked in healthcare for the last eight years. She previously worked for a Professional Employer Organization as a Client Services Manager and was responsible for over 100 client firms in three states. She handled employee sign ups, administered health and dental plans, employee garnishments and payroll.

Leslie recently relocated to the Treasure Valley from Southern California. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs exploring the beauty of Idaho.

Resume Highlights

  • Rancho Santiago College – Career enhancement courses
  • Over 30 years of experience in client services, management and healthcare