David D. Hawthorne

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Dave Hawthorne – Certified Public Accountant, President

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Dave is the president and owner of Hawthorne & Company, CPAs. He joined the firm in November 1981 as a staff accountant, was admitted as a shareholder in 1987 and acquired the firm in 1991. Prior to joining the firm he worked with Washington State Department of Revenue as a Revenue Auditor.

EPCSKCDave has a wide variety of experience in accounting, management and tax services dealing with closely held companies, individuals, estates, trusts, and not-for-profits organizations. Work experience includes auditing, accounting, business advisory and tax services for businesses, and tax, retirement and estate planning for individuals.

Dave has been a frequent volunteer speaker for Boeing Educational Services teaching retirement and tax planning strategies. He has been a featured guest several times on “Minding Your Business” on KVI 570 AM, and has spoken to a variety of business, community and civic groups on estate, trust, retirement and tax planning issues.

Dave is a native of Seattle living in Normandy Park with wife, Kim, and their family. He enjoys family activities, golf and classic cars.

  • 1980 Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration in Accounting and Marketing,
    Washington State University
Current Professional & Civic Organizations
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants (WSCPA)
  • PCPS – AICPA Alliance for CPA Firms
  • Estate Planning Council of South King County, Charter Member
  • Highline Medical Center Foundation – Past President, Treasurer
  • Rotary Club of Burien White Center – Past President, Treasurer, Scholarship Chairman
  • Epsilon Gamma Foundation – President
  • WSU Foundation Planned Giving Advisory Board – Member
  • Matt Griffin Highline YMCA – Past Board Chair, Community Capital Campaign Chair
Past Professional & Civic Organizations
  • Highline School District – Budget Advisory Committee,
    Work-Based Learning Advisory Board
  • Normandy Park Swim Club – Board Member, Swim Team Coordinator
  • Highline Citizens for Schools – Treasurer
  • SW King County Chamber of Commerce – Board of Directors
  • Burien Jaycees – Charter Member
  • Boy Scout – Committee Chair Troop 392, Pack 363
  • South Highline National Little League – Assistant Majors Coach, Volunteer Umpire
Awards & Recognition
  • 1990 Highline School District Vocational Education Employer of the Year
  • 1993 Chamber of Commerce Small Businessperson of the Year
    (nominated for a second time in 1999)
  • 2011, 2012, 2013 Seattle Magazine Five Star Wealth Manager
Languages Spoken
  • English