Chris Sullivan becomes partner at VSH

The accounting firm VSH recently announced Chris Sullivan as a partner alongside Kathy Varner, Kathy Herndon and Robert Sytsma.

“We are very excited to have Chris as a partner in our firm and value the expertise she has brought to our group,” founding partner Kathy Varner said in a press release. “She has played a critical role in our cross-border team and our relationships with our domestic and Canadian clients.”

Sullivan has been with the firm for 11 years, and as a principal for the past two. She earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Western Washington University in 1999, and completed the International Taxation program at Golden Gate University. She is a speaker and local specialist on cross-border taxation for businesses and individuals. Sullivan handles everything from business formations to exit strategies and mergers, and enjoys working with clients looking to reach to global markets.

“It’s very rewarding to have achieved partner status in this firm,” Sullivan said in the release. “When I started working here, it wasn’t with the plan to become a partner. I credit this achievement to the professional development and mentoring I received from the partners, along with the support of my family, great clients and colleagues. They helped me recognize my potential and enabled me to grow my practice and foster relationships on both sides of the border.”

In the community, Sullivan is secretary/treasurer on the Board for the Whatcom Museum Foundation, a member of the Washington State Society of Certified Public Accountants, and represents VSH at Technology Alliance Group (TAG) events.

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