Kanwar Nijher, CPA, EA
Kanwar founded Nitax Services, Inc. in 1997 and has been the President of the Company since then. He has helped out his community by actively being involved with all of his clients, and has assisted them grow their portfolios and net worth through strategic business and tax planning. He began the business with 1 client, and through his hard work and success has watched it blossom into a mid-size CPA Firm that prides itself in providing sound, ethical, business, accounting and tax advice to a vast array of small business and individual clients. Kanwar is a licensed CPA in Washington State, and is also an Enrolled Agent with the IRS. He began his career as a young aspiring CA in India, and quickly moved up the Corporate ladder to a publicly listed Indian Conglomerate within the Finance & Accounting Team. He was eventually promoted to Chief Financial Officer of this Conglomerate. At the young age of 38 years old, while his career was blossoming, he made the tough decision to relocate his family to the USA, and start afresh. This opportunity led him to combine his Accounting and Finance knowledge with entrepreneurship to start Nitax Services, Inc.
Outside of work, Kanwar enjoys spending quality time with his family, including his 4 young grandchildren whom he loves very much. He enjoys traveling, and spending time and relaxing at the Lake. His hobbies include playing tennis, yoga and learning about the financial markets.
Mick Nijher, CPA
Mick has worked with small business owners and individuals throughout the Greater Seattle Community since 2010 providing advice on small business growth through strategic tax and business planning. He specializes in a variety of solutions including tax planning, tax preparation, and consulting for small businesses and their owners. Further, Mick has a vast knowledge in Accounting, which helps his clients issue accurate and timely financial statements so they are able to obtain financing and grow their business portfolios. Mick is a licensed CPA in Washington State, and has a Bachelors in Accounting from the University of Washington, and Masters of Taxation from the University of Washington. Mick has been a part of the ownership group of Nitax since 2017. Before joining Nitax, Mick worked in the San Francisco office of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), where he obtained vast knowledge on a variety of tax related matters.
Outside of work, Mick enjoys spending time with his family, his wife Karen, his daughter Ariana, and son Aiden. Mick also loves traveling to new places, exploring local restaurants and shows, and is excited to travel and explore new places around the World with his family as his kids grow. His hobbies include snowboarding, tennis, rooting for all the local Seattle sports teams (#GoHawks), and consistently trying new fitness routines & workouts.
Umer Rizvi, CPA
Umer found his home at Nitax Services, Inc. after starting his career at Grant Thornton, LLP in Seattle, Washington. Umer’s areas of focus include tax and business consulting in addition to preparation of business financial statements, & tax returns (individual & business). Umer is passionate about his work and committed to providing exceptional service by building strong relationships with his clients. Umer is a licensed CPA in Washington State, and has a Bachelors in Accounting from the University of Washington, and Masters of Taxation from the University of Washington. Umer has been a part of the ownership group of Nitax since 2022.
Outside of work, Umer enjoys spending quality time with his wife Unsa and daughter Izzah. Umer plays cricket and was part of the Northwest Cricket League. Additionally, he enjoys outdoor activities such as paragliding, scuba diving and wants to skydive in the future.
Amitoj Rataul, CPA
Amitoj Rataul is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed to practice in the State of Washington. He first attended University of Washington to earn his bachelor’s degree in accounting and went on to earn a Masters of Taxation from W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Prior to joining Nitax Services Inc., Amitoj has worked for several reputable national firms, including Ernst & Young in Phoenix, and Deloitte Tax in Seattle, where he served a wide variety of individual and business clients from diverse industries. Amitoj has worked with some of the most talented tax and legal professionals in the nation, as well as, working directly with federal and state governing agencies. At Nitax Services, Amitoj enjoys working with local business owners and helps them with great tax planning and integration of accounting for their business from startup through succession.
Outside of work, Amitoj is happily married to his wife Inder and together they are proud parents of Sana, their two-year-old daughter. Outside of work and family, Amitoj enjoys traveling, sports and trying out different local restaurants.
Karen Nijher, CPA, CFE
Karen Nijher, CPA, CFE - Karen is the Accounting Manager at Nitax, and is highly involved in the bookkeeping/accounting and financial statement preparation side of Nitax. She oversees the accounting process and continually makes changes so that client projects can be completed in a timely, efficient, and high quality manner. Karen has been a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) for 10 years and a Certified Fraud Examiner(CFE) for 12 years. In the past, Karen has worked in the accounting department of Amazon, a multinational technology company, where she obtained significant accounting knowledge related to retail revenue recognition, operating expenses and accrual accounting, and advanced analysis skills particularly related to budgeted vs actual financial results. Karen has also worked at two of the largest public accounting firms worldwide, Ernst & Young in San Francisco, and PricewaterhouseCoopers in Seattle.
Outside of work, Karen loves spending time with her family, is very passionate about music and loves going to various concerts as well as traveling anywhere and everywhere she is able to.