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Lian Handaja, CPA


Lian joined Minar & Northey in October 2012. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from the University of Indonesia in 1998 and earned a Masters of Business Administration from Western Washington University in 2001. Soon after she graduated, Lian joined the public accounting field and has been serving clients ever since. Besides her accounting and tax experiences, Lian brings to her position experience as a business entrepreneur. Having owned a cafe in Jakarta, Indonesia, she gained insight into management and operational issues.

Lian enjoys working with people from different backgrounds and cultures. She has worked with closely held businesses, homeowner associations and not for profit organizations in areas including auditing, financial statement preparation, payroll, business and income tax preparation. She has also worked with individuals preparing federal and state income tax returns.

Lian is originally from Jakarta, Indonesia and currently makes her home in Seattle. When she has free time, she enjoys learning about the financial market, practicing insight meditation and exploring the beautiful Northwest. She currently sits on the board and finance committee of a local meditation group.