About Us

Our firm is committed to the pursuit of excellence. We continually seek better methods of delivering service and believe that every time we touch a client's life, we should provide added value. This objective reinforces the importance of viewing quality not as something to attain, but as a journey and a continuous process. Pursuing excellence requires us to continue to ask ourselves whether we are delivering on our promise of value to our clients each and every time we serve them.

 

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Jeff Maichel CPA, CIA

Managing Director
Direct  |  509.505.4733
Main   |  509.535.3503  ext 104
Email   |  jeff@assure.cpa

Jeff focuses his years of experience on the complex realm of public company accounting in the manufacturing and natural resource industries. With over 30 years’ experience in the SEC arena, Jeff's services prove invaluable to entities operating in the challenging area of public company reporting. Jeff is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Institute for Internal Auditors, the Washington State Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Society of Mining and Exploration.

 

 

EXPERIENCE      

  • College: Montana State University BA Business Management, Accounting, Cum Laude
  • 30+ years in public accounting practice
  • President and principal of JRM, Inc., a real estate investment and development company
  • Specialties: Mining, Manufacturing, SEC, Internal Audit

 

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Delaine H. Gruber CPA, CIA

Assurance Principal
Direct  |  509.505.4740
Main   |  509.535.3503  ext 102
Email   |  delaine@assure.cpa

Delaine began her public accounting career in 1984 and spent over 20 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers before joining the firm.  Delaine spent several years at PwC’s National office in New York City.  While there, she worked on many initiatives including research for and writing of Internal Controls – Integrated Framework also known as the COSO report.  Currently, Delaine is the firm’s lead technical partner.  Delaine is a certified public accountant and a certified internal auditor. 

 

  

 

EXPERIENCE      

  • College: Gonzaga University BA Business Administration, Accounting, Magna cum laude
  • Over 35 years in public accounting practice
  • Specialties: technical accounting research both US GAAP and IFRS, SEC reporting, internal control assessments, consulting, internal audit services, and independent audits
  • Industry focus:  Mining, Benefit Plans, Manufacturing

 

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Ben Haberman CPA, MA

Tax Director
Direct  |  509.505.4734
Main   |  509.535.3503  ext 100
Email   |  ben@assure.cpa

Before Ben joined Assure in 2008, he practiced as a tax manager for eight years with Coopers & Lybrand in Spokane.  Ben then assumed the role of tax director for Semitool, Inc., an international manufacturer of semi-conductor manufacturing equipment headquartered in Montana.  While at Semitool, he developed internal control processes for all areas of tax reporting.  Currently, Ben is responsible for managing the tax practice at Assure, which includes reviewing all corporate income tax and all ASC 740 disclosures for all of the firm’s audit clients.  He also works on the firm’s internal audit and SOX 404 engagements, specializing in controls over income tax processes.

 

EXPERIENCE      

  • College: Washington State University, Masters in Accounting, BA Business Administration, Accounting
  • Corporate, International Tax Strategist

 

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Scott Neue CPA

Assurance Principal
Direct  |  509.505.4738
Main   |  509.535.3503  ext 107
Email   |  scott@assure.cpa

Scott holds a bachelor’s degree from Portland State University in psychology and went back to school in 2007 to gain the necessary business and accounting credits in order to sit for the CPA exam. He passed all four parts of the exam in late 2010. Scott began his public accounting career at DeCoria, Maichel & Teague, P.S. back in 2011. He began his auditing career working on governmental, not-for-profit, regulated industry and 401(k) clients. After leaving DeCoria, Maichel & Teague in 2018, he returned in 2020 to specialize in auditing publicly traded companies. He enjoys spending time with his family, camping, fishing, and riding bikes.

 

EXPERIENCE     

  • College: Portland State University 
  • Over 10 years experience
  • Public company accounting emphasis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Terra M. Kile

Assurance Manager
Direct  |  509.505.4741
Main   |  509.535.3503  ext 108
Email   |  terra@assure.cpa

Terra graduated from Eastern Washington University with bachelor’s degrees in Accounting, General Management and Human Resources in the Spring of 2002.  She started her professional career with the firm in 1999, originally specializing in administrative support.  In addition to her experience with traditional audit work, she specializes in providing internal audit and SOX 404 support services.  She is also the manager of all of our benefit plan audits.  Outside of work, she enjoys watching her two sons play hockey and her daughter’s soccer matches, along with traveling and camping with her husband, kids and two dogs. 

 

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David Morris CPA, MBA

Assurance and Tax Senior
Direct  |  509.505.4735
Main   |  509.535.3503  ext 101
Email   |  david@assure.cpa

David was a “Running Start” student in high school and obtained both his high school diploma and associate of arts degree from Spokane Community College, at the same time. David then transferred to Eastern Washington University and obtained a bachelor of arts degree in both operations and general management, followed by an MBA degree, and finally a professional accounting degree.  For two years, David worked as an auditor at the Washington State Auditor’s Office. David has the following additional experience; professional A&A healthcare industry and Medicare cost report experience, Executive Planning experience preparing various federal income tax returns for small businesses, and experience as an accounting and HR manager. He is a CPA in the state of Washington and is also QuickBooks Online, (QBO) Certified.


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Lisa Bravo CPA

Senior Tax Specialist
Direct  |  509.505.4737
Main   |  509.535.3503  ext 105
Email   |  lisa@assure.cpa

Lisa started her public accounting career as an intern during tax season in 2002 at a firm in Southern Idaho while earning her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accountancy from Boise State University. Since then, she has worked in the many capacities public accounting has to offer from tax to audit. At the firm, Lisa specializes in tax for manufacturing, restaurants, real estate, and mining. Lisa is a certified public accountant.

 

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Office Manager
Direct  |  509.505.4739
Main   |  509.535.3503  ext 106
Email   |  peggy@assure.cpa

Peggy is a Whitworth College graduate in Business Management.  She has over 30 years working as an executive assistant, office management, human resources, and bookkeeping.  Her experience in diverse industries includes accounting, insurance, and banking.  She enjoys sports, especially softball with her husband, and has recently added watercolor painting as her favorite activity.

 

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Administrative Assistant
Direct  |  509.505.4736
Main   |  509.535.3503  ext 103
Email   |  gisele@assure.cpa

Over 30 years administrative experience.  Extensive background in administrative duties and support. Full charge bookkeeping, accounting, loan, and real estate processing, office management, human resources, and supervision. One of Gisele’s favorite pastimes is crafting and card making.