Our Firm

Visse & Company offers the attentiveness of a small firm with the expertise of a large firm. Tax law changes every year. With decades of experience, we navigate current tax code efficiently to determine what accounting and tax strategies are most appropriate for you and your business. We serve individuals and businesses in many areas including:

  • Construction and manufacturing
  • Engineering and architecture
  • Real estate
  • Law 
  • Healthcare 
  • Commercial fishing
  • Consulting

We enjoy working with small businesses and the owners of small business. For businesses in need of a 401(k) audit, we work across industry sectors. We develop long-term client relationships based on trust, respect, and integrity. 

All businesses operate differently. Size, configuration, customer base, and personality influence your accounting needs. We take time to learn the relevant details of your business model and approach. By understanding how you operate, we help you determine what tax services you need—and what you don’t. We scale our services to fit your business profile and evolving needs. 

To help your business succeed and prosper, we help you manage your accounting systems, procedures, and responsibilities so that you can focus on your business and your life.

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Whether you are familiar with tax code or not, we relieve tax time stress and confusion. We provide the care and attention you deserve to meet your tax and accounting responsibilities.

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The long line of accountants in the Visse family started with Harry Visse in 1933. His two sons both went into the accounting field and his oldest son, Hy Visse, started Visse & Company, CPAs in Bellevue in 1982 after many years of public accounting in the Northwest.  

Hy retired from the firm in 2004 to spend more time enjoying family, traveling, boating, and riding his motorcycle. Mike is now keeping the family tradition of public accounting alive and continues to grow the company with a focus on high ethical standards, approachability, kindness and diligence—traits he learned from his father and grandfather.

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Our People

We like what we do and it shows. We hire people that work hard and value commitment. Our team stays calm, professional, and personable throughout the tax storm. Company staff work closely and carefully to ensure the confidentiality, care, and success of our clients. 

Michael VisseMichael Visse
Owner, Certified Public Accountant  

Mike earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting and a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Central Washington University in 1987. He began his accounting career working on retirement plan trust accounts, and developed a niche in retirement planning and consulting. He spent a number of years with a regional CPA firm in their Portland office before moving back to the Puget Sound area in 1997 to join his father, Hy, in the family business at Visse & Company. Mike took over the helm in 2003 as Hy transitioned into retirement. Mike enjoys getting to know and advising his diverse client base. Active in the community, Mike is a member and board treasurer of the Rotary Club of Woodinville and serves as treasurer for a private charitable foundation. He enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, skiing, cycling, and summer weekends at the lake with good friends and great wine.


Mark Esser
Certified Public Accountant

Mark graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelor's in accounting and passed the CPA exam in 1979. He started with a regional CPA firm that became international. In 1985, he lived and practiced in Milwaukee while his wife completed her medical residency in family practice. Mark joined Visse & Company in 1989 to focus his practice on individual, small business and estate tax preparation and tax planning. Mark enjoys hiking, fishing, and attending local sporting events with family.

Lauren Sing 
Certified Public Accountant

Lauren hails from South Africa. She earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa and an honorary accounting degree while working as a clerk for Deloitte. She practiced in South Africa for a medium-sized auditing firm before emigrating to the United States in 1998. Lauren joined Visse & Company in 1998, and passed the CPA exam in the United States in 2000. She enjoys getting to know clients on a more intimate level than is possible at a larger firm. Lauren is happily married with three children. She enjoys volunteering at her church, babies (especially other people's), knitting, crocheting, and sewing. 

Nariman El Hawary

Nary moved to the United States from Egypt where she earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Cairo University. Nary lives in Bothell with her husband and kids. She enjoys spending summers with her kids and traveling with family to Egypt.


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Contact Us

Visse & Company, CPAs
610 Market Street, Suite 200
Kirkland, WA 98033

PH: (425) 454-4880
FX: (425) 635-0351
EM: admin@visse-cpas.com