Our firm specializes in working with small business clients to provide accounting, tax and general business counsel.  We take the time to understand your business and use our broad experience to help you be more profitable and successful.

From our home office in Flagstaff, Arizona, we help our clients in northern Arizona and throughout the state.  As trusted partners, our loyal clients often retain our services when they relocate to other states and even internationally.

Staff Profiles

Eugene L Baker, CPA, MS Tax

Gene is a graduate of Arizona State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting.  He also has a Master of Science in Taxation from Golden Gate University.  He has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1981, first certified in California and a few years later in Arizona.  During his nearly 40-year career Gene has worked in public accounting, the corporate world and as a small business entrepreneur.  Gene started his career in public accounting with the “big four” firm of Deloitte and Touche.  He served first as the Chief Financial Officer and then Chief Operating Officer of a New York Stock Exchange company.  He has also started, owned, operated and sold several small businesses outside of the public accounting industry.   Gene founded Gene Baker CPA PC in 2008 and brings a wealth of hands on small business experience to the firm.

Jessica M Welch, CPA

Jessica is a graduate of the University of Arizona where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.  Jessica started her career with the “big four” public accounting firm of KPMG.  She became a Certified Public Accountant in Arizona in 2011.  Jessica joined Gene Baker CPA PC in 2013.  A career opportunity for her husband took her to Okinawa, Japan in 2014 where she continued to work for the firm remotely.  While in Japan, Jessica gained valuable experience with both military and expatriate tax issues.  Currently residing in Virginia, Jess continues to work for the firm remotely.

Kim Baker

Kim has over 30 years’ experience working in office administration for companies in the accounting, insurance, legal and real estate industries.  She has been Gene’s partner in Gene Baker CPA PC since the beginning and keeps the office running smoothly.  Kim takes pride in being attentive to client needs and providing the best customer service possible.

Katilyn Schuster

Kaitlyn is currently a junior at Northern Arizona University working toward a degree in Accounting.  Kaitlyn hopes to become a Certified Public Accountant after she graduates.  She is currently working as an intern at Gene Baker CPA PC, getting real world experience in meeting client needs.