Bob Jr. is a graduate of the University of Arizona with over 39 years of experience in the practice of public accounting. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Washington State Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Bob Jr.’s areas of expertise include tax return preparation and planning for individuals, estates and trusts. Bob Jr. also has significant experience in less-paper digital records storage, data backup and ID-theft prevention. He also has a passion for ethical wills and has assisted individuals with creating these non-legal documents.
Bob Jr. is a creative and innovative thinker and has assisted start-up businesses, in limited capacities, to help generate new ideas for business growth and improvement.
Bob Jr. is in the process of cutting back his work hours and is only taking new clients on a very limited basis but there are other CPAs in our firm taking new clients.
His community and charitable involvement includes many organizations. Bob Jr. is a past president of the Kennewick Kiwanis Club, Benton-Franklin Chapter of the American Cancer Society, Planned Giving Council of Eastern Washington and the Benton-Franklin Humane Society. He has also volunteered for the local chapter of the United Way, Boy Scouts of America – Blue Mountain Council, Mid-Columbia Library Association, the Benton-Franklin Legal Aid Society, among others.
Bob Jr. has dawned his Santa Claus suit for many years to drop in on family, friends, and business associates during the Christmas Season.
Bob Jr.’s family consists of wife Sue Anne of 28 years, stepson twin Brandon with wife Amy and grandkids Isaiah and Olivia, stepson twin Justin and daughter Katie Anne. Brandon is working for L3 Communications near Dallas after spending 5 years in the Navy, Justin is working for Charter Communications in the Tri-Cities, and daughter Katie Anne is a teacher.
Personal interests of Bob Jr. are varied and include photography (45+ years) and traveling with wife Sue Anne. (Our goal is to visit all 50 states with 36 states already visited. We have also visited 19 foreign countries.) Bob Jr. also enjoys new technology, the stock market/options trading (he has a few amazing trades), attending air shows, listening to music, stargazing and reading on many topics.
You can follow some of Bob Jr.'s many reading interests in his magazines on Flipboard and Bob Jr. is planning on returning to writing on his personal blog: www.bobmarple.com.