Michael W. Roben

Michael W. Roben

Managing Director
KOM Consulting, PLLC
www.komconsulting.com
P.O. Box 99702
Seattle, WA 98139

Cell Phone: 206.910.3700
Direct Work Phone: 206.281.7258
FAX: 206.217.5449

Professional Experience:

Mike has been providing state and local tax consulting services for over 20 years. The early part of his career was with two of the “Big Four” accounting firms, Arthur Andersen and PriceWaterhouse Coopers. After 16 years in public accounting, he founded KOM Consulting in 2004.

Practice Focus:

KOM Consulting provides a wide range of state and local tax services. Mike’s expertise is in the area of multi-state sales and use, gross receipts, franchise, and income taxes, with an emphasis in Washington State and local excise taxes. Mike represents clients in audit defense, appeals, settlement negotiations, drafting ruling requests, refund claims, corporate transactions and planning, and assisting clients in evaluating legislative and regulatory changes.
Mike is currently acting as Senior Tax Manger for a $600 million publicly-held client where he is responsible for all state and local tax filings, working with outside providers for state and local income tax compliance and consulting, managing excise audits, planning, and coordinating with company personnel for tax planning and to obtain needed information for compliance.
Mike represents a wide variety of companies primarily in the technology, software, telecommunications, manufacturing, publishing, financial services, real estate and retail industries.

Education:

University of Washington, Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration.

Publications:

Puget Sound Business Journal

Professional and Community Activities:

Licensed CPA in Washington State, member of the Association of Washington Business Tax & Fiscal Policy Committee and Washington Technology Industry Association Tax Committee.

Mike coaches girls youth soccer and is actively involved in a variety of volunteer efforts at his children’s school.

Enjoy skiing, hiking, soccer, basketball, and poker and spending time with his wife and three children.

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