client testimonials

We have used Battershell & Nichols as our primary resource for tax and accounting advice and oversight for more than 15 years, and in that time I have never once been disappointed with the results they provide – whether it’s been a quick answer over the phone, or preparing our year-end reports, the staff of Battershell & Nichols are not only competent and skilled technicians who serve with excellence and integrity, but they are great to work with!

Linda Nelson, Business Administrator

Christ’s Church

Federal Way, WA


We have worked with Rick Battershell and Robin Nichols since 2010 and could not possibly be more delighted. Cedar Park is an extremely complicated Christian organization, currently operating six churches, five school campuses, seven outreach ministries and three rental properties - organized as seven distinct corporate entities. Rick and Robin's extensive expertise relating to the unique requirements and regulations of those operation has been invaluable to us. We continually rely on their expertise to proactively help us comply with all banking, federal, state and local tax and regulatory issues. Their staff are all wonderful to work with and Rick and Robin have both made themselves available to us on off-hours as needed - something that is increasingly rare. I would not hesitate to recommend Battershell and Nichols to any Christian organization.

Steve Orcutt

Cedar Park Church

Bothell, WA


Battershell & Nichols has been invaluable to the ministry of Northwest Church. Their expertise, reliability and consistency are second to none. The counsel and services they provide give us strong confidence and immeasurable peace of mind. From the small details to major financial decisions, their team’s wisdom always exceed our expectations.

Marc Hagman

Northwest Church

Federal Way, WA


Battershell & Nichols have been our accountants for almost 20 years. We have found them to be knowledgeable, informative, and reliable in providing service for our church. It is refreshing to have accountants that understand both business and ministry. With accounting and reporting rules changing all the time we needed someone experienced with financial environments and Battershell fit the bill. We could not ask for better accountants! We would not hesitate to recommend Battershell & Nichols to anyone.

Ray Armstrong

Calvary Community Church

Sumner, WA


Battershell & Nichols has served our church well in providing excellent tax and accounting advice. We have appreciated their quick, competent and thorough responses to our questions. It’s reassuring to know that great financial guidance is close by.

Kevin Sullivan, Senior Pastor

High Pointe Church

Puyallup, WA


I have served in administrative positions at Our Savior Lutheran Church for the past 17 years. During that time Robin Nichols and Rick Battershell have helped our church with preparing financial statements, classifying employees correctly, and answering confusing financial questions that come up from time to time. Rick and Robin have a special passion for helping church administrators implement best practices as they apply to church finances. I have attended many of their presentations at the local meetings for church business administrators and their annual workshops and have found the information relevant, up-to-date, and very helpful.

Sue Bratz, Business Administrator

Our Savior Lutheran Church

Tacoma, WA


Rick Battershell has helped our organization repeatedly over the years, mostly by being instantly available to answer any questions I send his way. He has provided help concerning the WA state property tax laws with its facilities use guidelines for a nonprofit. Those questions have been never-ending! I have also received direction concerning employment tax law, 1099 forms and pension plans. If I can’t find an answer myself, I send him an email. If I think I understand some particular law, he will verify that for me. He is the “go to guy” for any Financial Manager’s questions. I do not know what we would have done all these years without his help. 

Anita O’Connor, Financial Administrator

Peninsula Bible Fellowship

Bremerton, WA


I have worked with Battershell & Nichols since 2004. Their expertise is unmatched in serving the tax, accounting, and financial needs of our church and ministries. They consistently meet our expectations. We are impressed by the depth of resources and experience B&N brings to help our organization be effective in its ministries.

Ron Lalime, Business Director

Riverview Community Church

Kent, WA


Battershell & Nichols has been an invaluable ministry partner for our church. They’ve reviewed financial statements, advised on how best to structure staff compensation and benefits, and assisted with special projects beyond our own staff’s expertise. Over the last couple of decades they’ve been the only firm I’ve recommended to churches seeking help with accounting and related financial issues.

Dave Erickson, Executive Pastor of Administration

Bethany Baptist Church

Puyallup, Washington


As a nearly 50 year old church we took pride in emphasizing our spiritual purposes but in the process of doing so we neglected to carry out financial practices with the consideration they deserve. Such inattention brought the leadership and the overall church into a very difficult time. Not keeping up to date on appropriate financial procedures and practices nearly cost us our good name in the community and, further, eroded the confidence of our congregation. Trust in both organizational and spiritual leadership were questioned. The result of not having our financial house in order was that we were significantly distracted from focusing on our spiritual calling. We are grateful to the available, calm and professional leadership of Battershell and Nichols, PS. They played a significant role in getting us to the place of relative financial peace that we presently enjoy. Without their prompt, patient and professional guidance we would have surely continued to struggle to keep up with the ever changing IRS and State regulations. We continue to rely upon them for ongoing advice and training. Our church is not alone in overlooking sound financial accounting practices. We are thankful for His Grace and for the ongoing assistance of Battershell & Nichols to counsel us toward sustaining sound financial procedures and practices.


Tim Larson, Chairman, Elder Board

Faith Church

Kent, WA