Carrie Jo Umba, CPA, MPA

A graduate from the University of Washington, Carrie Jo also holds a Masters degree of Professional Accounting in Taxation, also from the University of Washington.  She started her career as a seasonal intern and her promotions led her through Manager to Owner. She has expertise in business transitions, working with closely held businesses and their entrepreneurial owners towards strategic estate and gift planning. She is involved with tax return and consultation services for clients in a variety of industries and leads the HKP Succession Advisory team.

Educational Background 

Carrie Jo is a graduate of the University of Washington, with a B.A. in Business Administration and a Masters of Professional Accounting.  Upon graduation, she began her public accounting career with Hagen, Kurth, Perman & Co., P.S. in 1997 and earned her C.P.A. in 1998.  She is currently a participant in the Emerging Leaders Academy with scheduled completion in 2020.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the Estate Planning Council of Seattle
  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member of the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants


She spends her free time enjoying family, gardening and traveling, along with volunteering at her church.

Tax Expertise

Estate and gift planning

Business succession for closely held businesses & their entrepreneurial owner

Federal and state corporate, partnership, individual and fiduciary tax returns