About Our Firm

Centerbridge Accounting & Tax. LLC is located in Anacortes, Washington, and is an expert in all areas of taxes and bookkeeping in Washington State. We can help with individual or business taxes, bookkeeping, payroll services, tax resolution, tax preparation, and business planning services.

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As accountants and attorneys with a combined 60 years of experience in Washington, Centerbridge Accounting & Tax. LLC works to maximize your business profitability and tax savings with professional tax preparation services, bookkeeping, and CFO services.

Centerbridge Accounting & Tax. LLC is located in Anacortes, Washington and is an expert in all areas of business finance, including bookkeeping, CFO services, corporate, estate, individual, partnership, and federal, local, and state taxes.

We provide individualized service with the personalization that software packages can't. Being local, you can interact with us in person or virtually. We keep up-to-date with the changing tax laws and your changing life events, such as the birth of a child, a new business, a new home, or an inheritance.

We have developed this website to keep you up-to-date with the latest tax law changes and business planning strategies. Let us simplify your life! Need a copy of your tax return? Get it fast by accessing your documents anytime with our password-secure portal. Want the latest tax deadlines delivered to your e-mail box? Sign up for our e-mail client newsletter full of valuable tax planning strategies.

You can count on us for professional, timely, and reliable services, which include the following:

  • Bookkeeping and Payroll Services

  • CFO and business strategy consulting services

  • Tax Preparation & Planning

  • Personal & Business Tax Returns

  • Estate, Gift & Trust Returns

  • Out-of-State & Multi-State Returns

  • Payroll & Sales Tax Reporting

  • Individual & Business Tax Planning

  • Authorized IRS E-file Provider

Feel free to contact us by phone at (360) 230-8577 or via e-mail: info@centerbridgeteam.com. We look forward to assisting you with all of your tax and financial needs.


Meet the Owner

Edward Barton

Ed Barton brings over 30 years of tax compliance, turnaround management, and financial and executive management experience to bear for his clients. He has managed a broad range of financial roles — from tax consulting, leading and managing accounting and finance teams, audit preparation and defense, systems management and design, bookkeeping and tax preparation, risk management, underwriting, and modeling functions of a large consumer credit debt buyer to equity structured finance commitments, as well as overseeing multiple audits for PCI DSS compliance and SAS 70 certification.

Active in his community, Ed served as a City of Mill Creek Planning Commissioner for five years, as an  elected  member of the Snohomish County Charter Review Commission, and was a member of the Snohomish County Historic Preservation Commission. He also served on the Board of Managers for the Northshore YMCA and as Treasurer for the Skyview Junior High School PTSA.   Ed currently serves as a local board member for the  United States Selective Service System .

Ed earned a Juris Doctor from Northwestern California University, a Master in Business Administration from Syracuse University Martin Whitman School of Management, a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance & business economics from the University of Notre Dame, and a Master Certificate in Six Sigma from Villanova University. He also earned an LL.M. with Merit in Economic Regulation from the University of London and a Doctorate in Leadership Studies from Marshall University.

An attorney licensed to practice in the States of California and Washington and the Federal Courts in the Southern District of California, the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Tax Court, and the United States Supreme Court. Ed is a Certified Public Accountant in Washington State and Florida, a Chartered Financial Analyst since 1998, a member of the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute, and an Enrolled Agent admitted to practice before the Internal Revenue Service. Ed is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the American Bar Association, the Turnaround Management Association, and the American Bankruptcy Institute.