Meet The Face Behind Pennywise Tax & Accounting, Inc.

Author: Pennywise Tax & Accounting, Inc. | | Categories: Accounting , Bookkeeping , Tax Preparation

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I’m Beth Anderson, the proud owner of Pennywise Tax & Accounting, Inc. I look forward to sharing my story. I hope that you will enjoy getting to know me better.

After working in the health industry as a food server, a waitress, a fine jewelry sales executive, spending time in the Navy and working for approximately twenty-seven years in the tax and accounting industry, in late 2004, right from my dining room table, with zero clients, I started and successfully grew my own practice in Graham. I shortly found office space in Puyallup that allowed room to grow. 

I sold that company in 2018 to open Pennywise Tax & Accounting, Inc. in the Gig Harbor area to help other entrepreneurs, business owners and individuals succeed in business and save money, especially on their taxes. 

Since starting my business from scratch over sixteen years ago, today, I have employees that help make it possible to handle the growing workload. My client list has also grown exponentially, as has my level of expertise and personal touch.

The part of my business I find the most enjoyable is the challenge of solving particularly gnarly accounting and tax situations, setting up my clients to succeed. The personal level on which I interact with my customers and the long-lasting relationships I have made are also a source of happiness. 

As an individual, I believe what sets me apart from the others is my personable demeanor, positive outlook, and straightforward, honest communication I afford my clients. I exceed expectations and go that extra mile to help my clients succeed and have peace of mind.

I attribute my success to my perseverance, willingness to learn, integrity and most of all, the grace of God.

The most satisfying moment in business was when I reached a profitability level that enabled me to give back and help others. I have found that offering a helping hand to those in need has given me immense satisfaction over the years.

When I am not at work, I’m still on the go. I have a wonderful husband, amazing kids, adorable grandkids, and two Yorkies that tend to keep me busy. In my downtime, I like playing music on my flute or piano and reading. I also love being outdoors. I enjoy gardening and yard work, but I also like camping, kayaking, and hiking when the weather is right. 

I also believe in giving back to society, and as a survivor of domestic violence, I hold the cause close to my heart and understand the needs of many silent victims. I have been involved in a great program called Celebrate Recovery, which is a practical, free program for people with all sorts of hurts, hang-ups and habits. As a Navy Veteran myself, I also have a heart for the military members and the unique situations they are faced with.

I have enjoyed sharing my story about the things which matter to me and how they influence the way I do business.

If you or someone you know could benefit from our expertise in accounting or taxes, I invite you to get in touch. We place a high value on personal responsibility, good communication, attention to detail, client relationship and beyond excellent service with integrity and a smile.

Some of the services we offer include accounting, bookkeeping, payroll management, tax preparation, and tax filing services. Our services are available to clients across Gig Harbor, Port Orchard, Tacoma, Puyallup, Olalla, Silverdale and the surrounding areas. Please visit our website at for more information.