John C. (Chris) Swalling founded the firm in 1991, when the international accounting firms started migrating out of Alaska. He had worked for such firms in Anchorage for 20 years — and didn’t want to leave the State.
Swalling, who was born and raised in Anchorage, started the firm based on his vision to give Alaskan-owned businesses the same depth of expertise as the larger firms, but with an even greater commitment to client service and personal involvement.
Today, our firm has offices in both Anchorage and Wasilla, and our team of professional accounting staff is strong and growing. Many of our key professionals have national firm experience, and some have worked with multi-national clients with operations in Alaska.
What truly sets our firm apart; however, is our personal involvement and genuine interest in seeing our clients succeed. We believe our active, hands-on approach to client service and building personal relationships are essential to our mutual success.
Having a solid, trusted relationship with our clients allows us to provide straightforward thinking, helpful insights, and practical advice to resolve even the most complex accounting matters.