A women-run firm with the moxy to manage any accounting circumstance with precision and tenacity.
About Moxy Accounting
Portland, Oregon Cannabis-Industry & Small-Business Accounting Firm
At Moxy Accounting, we believe understanding accounting is empowering.
We bet you’ve always thought that accountants were stodgy bean-counters who really love numbers and order. Okay, that might actually be true, but accountants are so much more than that!
For instance, have you ever received a letter from the IRS, which you never opened because you were too scared? Ever looked at your business bank account and felt overwhelmed…like closing up shop was simpler than balancing the checkbook? Have you been wondering if your business structure is serving you? With our accounting superpowers, we help you get your business in order, minimize your tax burden and give you a clear picture of your finances.
We rip open IRS notices with glee, and delight in transforming numbers into meaningful business information so you can make smart decisions.
- Licensed CPA services for all types of small businesses: Tax preparation, Bookkeeping, and Entity-formation guidance.
- CPA services specifically tailored to the Cannabis industry.
- Get the knowledge and skills you need for a new and complex industry.
Katye Maxson LandisOwner and CPA
Portland, Oregon Cannabis-Industry & Small-Business Accountant
Katye Maxson-Landis is irreverent, inquisitive, and professionally skeptical of just about everything. She received her Certified Public Accountant (CPA) credential in 2011 after working in the salt mines of public accounting for 7 years as an auditor and staff accountant and as a bookkeeper for 10 years before that. She is a problem solver, unafraid of a challenge and is hated by her therapist’s Pomeranian. She’s loyal, generous, interested in advancing the application of accounting for the Cannabis industry to a gold standard and prolific in the art of using colorful colloquialism.
Katye received BA’s in both Technical Theatre (Stage Management) and English literature in 1993 from Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska. She then enjoyed several years of eclectic careers in food service, speaking loudly and bartending, opportunities that liberal arts degrees typically promote. To name a few seemingly unrelated jobs, she owned an electrical contracting business, worked in currency conversion software support for the roll out of the Euro, coordinated an alternative drug court in Multnomah County and ran several indigent criminal defense firms in Portland Oregon, finally, earning a Post Baccalaureate in Accounting from Portland State University.
She is a mother of two vivacious and often opinionated little girls while somehow remaining married for 20 years. In creating Moxy Accounting, she is working to bring balance to the insane timelines of accounting while acknowledging the importance of humor and professional standards. She is a trusted advisor, professional and business educator, enthusiast and highly sought after CPA. Come by for a cup of tea!
Meet the Team
Our goal is to help you confidently continue doing the things you’re passionate about — we’ll deal with the pesky accounting. (We secretly love it!)
Katie Scates is the first CPA, other than Katye, to join Moxy Accounting. We love to tease her about being a curmudgeon and although she has a bizarre love of tax work, she also has a warm gooey center or so we’ve heard. She has a myriad of degrees and an impressively long resume of professional work experience, all of which drove her crazy until she found accounting. Tax work is her true love, especially the nuances of partnerships in relation to tax. She loves chickens, knitting, hand sewn overalls and hiking around Oregon. She also appreciates the value of a good nap.
Client Relations & Business Development
Megan joined the Moxy team in the winter of 2017 to help wrangle all things admin. She now assists in many facets of the company, business development, client management and bookkeeping. She finds joy in good organization and writing snarky things on sticky notes. A graduate of Portland State University in International Studies, an avid knitter and a fierce fan of YNAB (personal budgeting). When not multitasking at Moxy, she is cooking, gardening, hiking trails, climbing mountains or riding her bike to the next beer stop.
A/R Specialist & Administrative Assistant
Kayleigh joined the Moxy team in October 2019. It is likely to be Kayleigh’s lovely face who will first greet you when you stop into the office. A native to the midwest, she has a degree in Social Work and loves exploring the outdoors in the Pacific Northwest. You can find her having extravagant picnics whilst throwing wine vocabulary around with confidence. Such a lovely mouthfeel on this effervescent red blend!
Memberships & Affiliations
American Institute of CPAs
We are members of the AICPA: the world’s largest member association representing the accounting profession.
Oregon Society of CPAs
We are members of the OSCPA: Oregon’s accounting-industry member association.
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