Meet Our Staff:
Tracie Hannick – Head Bean Counter
Tracie Hannick, E.A., owner of Bean Counting Firm Inc, is a graduate of Sonoma State University with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Business Operations and Management with post-graduate classes at Chico State University, Tracie is licensed to practice before the IRS is a Licensed Insurance Agent for Life and Health Insurance in California.
Tracie has achieved the highest credential the IRS awards, its Enrolled Agent credential, granting unlimited practice rights and the ability to represent all clients and tax matters in all IRS offices. Tracie has the authority to speak with the IRS and represent our clients on any tax matter.
An avid runner, Tracie can often be found zipping along the various outdoor trails and hidden paths that Northern California has to offer. And as a strong believer in community, Tracie is an active participant in the running community and several fundraising events in Chico..
Cassie Henderson – Bookkeeping Supervisor
Cassie Henderson is the Bookkeeping Department Supervisor and is also a Notary Public. Cassie had been a part of the “Bean Team” for several years now. Currently she is working towards a degree in Business Administration and a degree in Psychology. In her spare time you can find her teaching ballroom and swing dance. She has multiple years of experience helping others feel comfortable with something new from dancing to QuickBooks.
Sandra Kendle – Tax Preparer
Sandra spent several years in the municipal government sector before assuming her current role as a Tax Preparer for Bean Counting Firm. Sandra holds an Accounting degree from Los Medanos Community College, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies and Business from Cal State University Hayward.
A licensed Tax Preparer in the state of Oregon, Sandra works in both the Chico and Bend offices. She’s a devoted mother and grandmother, and loves spending time with her family.
Victoria Leuthard – Bookkeeper
Victoria Leuthard has been with the Bean Counting Firm for several years. Her title on the Bean Team is Bookkeeper. Coupled with her natural love of people she brings over 25 years of experience to our customers. She excelled while she was in school for accounting. On her off time you can find her traveling or spending time with her family.
Natalie Perkes – Payroll Specialist
Natalie Perkes is Bean Counting Firm's own Payroll Princess. She has been working for Bean Counting Firm since November 2018. Natalie received her A.S. in Business Administration from Butte College in the Fall of 2019. She is currently studying Accounting at Chico State with an end goal of becoming a Certified Public Accountant.
Natalie's hobbies include hiking and running with her fur baby, Scout, and spending time with friends and family
Wya Tumlau – Front Office Administrator
Wya Tumlau is the newest member of the “Bean Team”. She has been with us since July 2020. Wya is our Front Office Administrator and is always available to greet you with a smile. Wya has an associates degree in Business Administration and has been working in this field for several years.
Wya loves to travel and explore new areas. In her spare time she can be found hanging out with friends and family.
Brandy Wilks – Office Manager
Brandy Wilks is our Office Manager. Brandy has over 10 years of Office Administration and team- building experience. Brandy has several years’ experience in the tax industry and is currently studying for her Enrolled Agent designation. You will often find Brandy lending her knowledge of QuickBooks to assist the bookkeeping department. On Brandy’s off time you might find her, and some of the other Bean members, running 5k’s in support of multiple organizations in the Chico community. She never fails to greet our customers with a smile, and usually a new pair of heels.