Williams & Parson, PC in Sandpoint, Idaho

Who we are

At Williams & Parsons, we are focused on building relationships that endure with personalized, attentive service. From our home offices in Sandpoint, Idaho, we work with individuals and small businesses based locally and around the world.

Our CPA Professionals

Our staff of knowledgeable professionals can assist with your tax, accounting and financial planning over the long term. Our goals are to provide our clients with long-term financial and tax planning advice. We also provide our clients with up-to-date guidance regarding U.S. reporting and tax changes. 

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BRAD WILLIAMS, CPA, PFS

Certified Public Accountant, Personal Financial Specialist

Born and raised in Libby, Montana, Brad went on to earn his BS in Geology, and further focused on graduate work in accounting and finance at the University of Montana. He achieved the CPA designation in 1987, and began his career with the ‘Big Four’ accounting firms – KPMG in Billings, and Coopers and Lybrand in Spokane, Washington.
Brad honed his expertise to provide tax planning, preparation and accounting services to businesses and their owners, as well as to individuals. He relocated to Sandpoint, Idaho in 1991 and opened his own firm. In 1995, he merged his private practice with fellow local CPA Paula (Freeman Parsons) Hall, creating Williams & Parsons, PA, CPAs. In addition to being a CPA, Brad holds the designation of Personal Financial Planning Specialist. Brad is also an accredited Peer Reviewer, providing reviews to other CPA firms around the western US to help them maintain their firms’ system of quality control.

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Certified Public Accountant

BRETT SWEEZY, CPA

Brett Sweezy was born and raised in the North East, hailing from New Hampshire and Vermont. He graduated the top of his class from New England College, earning a Bachelor Degree in Accounting with a Minor in Economics. Brett is a CPA and from 1992-1999, he owned and managed his own Sandpoint-based accounting firm (Brett Sweezy, CPA, PA), providing accounting and tax services to more than 300 clients.

Following the sale of his successful business, Brett transitioned his career to corporate finance. He has an extensive resume of serving as the CFO and/or President of several national and international companies, and can claim 25+ years of experience in all financial aspects of both public and private companies, as well as issues important for individuals.

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Certified Public Accountant

JACOB STYER, CPA, PFS

Jacob Styer was born near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania but relocated to Moscow, Idaho as a teenager with his family. After high school he attended the University of Idaho then transferred to Idaho State University to complete two Bachelor degrees, one in Accounting and the other in Finance. CPA review classes came next – he earned his Certificate in Public Accounting in 2003.

In 2004, Jacob made the move to Sandpoint and spent 10 years in the Coldwater Creek corporate tax department specializing in sales, use and property taxes. He joined the team at Williams & Parsons CPAs in 2014, focusing on tax planning and preparation for individuals and businesses, audits and financial planning. In 2016, Jacob received the AICPA’s Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) accreditation.

Jacob shares his professional talents and expertise by volunteering as a Board member and/or Treasurer for several Sandpoint-area non-profits; Friends of the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness, the Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce, and the Pend Oreille Pedalers.

Jacob and his wife Lindsey are passionate about the outdoors, especially biking and hiking. He has completed seven Ironman Distance Triathlons, and as part of a four-person team, he has twice completed the grueling Race Across America (RAAM) bike race.

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Certified Public Accountant

JESSE RAYNOR, MAcc

Jesse Raynor began his career in public accounting with a regional office that joined the “Top 10” U.S. firm CliftonLarsonAllen. He earned his Master of Accountancy Degree with an emphasis in Taxation.  Jesse specializes in tax planning, state and federal tax compliance, and small business consulting. He has 18 years of industry experience Home building and specialty trade construction, real estate development, sales, manufacturing, and service.

Jesse lived on the Pend Oreille River as a child, and moved back to Northern Idaho in 2017 after several years as the managing partner of a practice in Utah, where he personally worked with several hundred friends and clients. Jesse is enjoying time with family, friends, and the beautiful outdoors of Northern Idaho. He is excited to be home and looks forward to engaging with the community in the coming years.

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Staff Accountant

Cheryl O’Boyle, CPA

Cheryl was born and raised in the Spokane area, and spent most weekends in her Grandpa’s hand-built cabin on Garfield Bay. She graduated from Cheney High School and received her BA in Business Accounting from Eastern Washington University. Cheryl achieved her CPA in Washington State in 2016, and joined the team at Williams & Parsons in 2018.

Now residing in Grandpa’s cabin on Garfield Bay with her husband and two children, she enjoys boating, skiing, long walks around the lake, reading and crafting. Cheryl also served as Treasurer for Job’s Daughters #44 in Spokane, and has been a member of the Order of Eastern Star – Victory Chapter for more than 3 years.

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Staff Accountant

Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson spent most of his youth in the Inland Northwest, growing up in the Glacier area of Montana before moving to Spokane to graduate from East Valley High School. He attended NIC, WSU and graduated from WWU with a degree in accounting.

When not in the office, Ben enjoys hiking, biking, skiing, rock climbing, golf and even yoga. He currently serves as the Treasurer for the Sandpoint Rugby Association.

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Bookkeeper, Payroll Specialist

Jennifer Wyman

Though born in Las Vegas, Jennifer Wyman has resided in North Idaho since early childhood and is a Sandpoint High School Alum (Go Bulldogs!). Jennifer has extensive background in Bookkeeping and Payroll services, and has more than 12 years of QuickBooks experience. She joined the staff of Williams & Parsons in early 2018.

Youth-focused health, welfare and growth opportunities are important to Jennifer, and she is involved in numerous organizations and projects in the Sandpoint region. She founded the annual community fundraising event known as ‘Walk for Hope’, promoting suicide awareness, hope and healing. Jennifer is an Executive Board member for non-profit Underground Kindness, serving as Treasurer (former) and President (current). She is also actively involved in the local 4-H Programs, and has volunteered as the Sewing Leader for more than 8 years. When not serving others, Jennifer enjoys warm, sunny days at the lake, boating, camping and spending time with family and friends.

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Bookkeeper

JACKIE WINDJU, Bookkeeping, Payroll, Quickbooks Pro Advisor

Jackie Windju is the third generation of her family to make this lake-and-mountain town home. After graduating from Sandpoint High (go Bulldogs!), she earned her BA in French and Business from the University of Idaho, and continued on to get her Masters in International Management from the American Graduate School of International Management.

Jackie started her career as an accounting supervisor with Sullivan Payne in Seattle, Washington, then moved on to become a Risk Manager for the Seattle Times. She returned to Sandpoint in the early 1990s to start her family and to grow in her chosen field.

Jackie has worked for a local CPA firm since 1992, and has been with Williams & Parsons since 1998. She is a full service bookkeeper, payroll specialist and a QuickBooks Pro Advisor. She has taught QuickBooks classes through North Idaho College’s Workforce Development Center, and is always available to answer QuickBooks questions for her clients.

When she is not working, she spends time with her family and friends and enjoys hiking, skiing, riding her cruiser-style bike, and traveling the world.

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