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Phone: (208) 333-8965
Email: elizabethbarker@harriscpas.com

Elizabeth Barker, CPA

Staff Accountant


Throughout her 40-year career, Elizabeth has a proven track record of excellence and distinction in the accounting industry. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in German from Goshen College, she began performing bookkeeping tasks for various companies in southern Idaho. In 2000, while working at Rangen Inc., a feed manufacturing company in Buhl, Idaho, Elizabeth started taking a single accounting class each semester until ultimately completing her second bachelor’s degree in Accountancy in 2010. The following year, she passed the CPA exam and went on to serve ten years as the Treasurer for the City of Buhl.

Inquisitive and adventurous, Elizabeth’s personal background is as expansive as her professional pursuits. Elizabeth and her husband have 13 children — two biological and 11 foreign exchange students they have hosted through Rotary Youth Exchange, a program her family has been involved with for over a decade. Along with her husband of 45 years, she has traveled to see nearly all their “exchange children” in countries worldwide. Elizabeth also plays the viola in the Magic Valley Symphony. In her spare time, Elizabeth loves to work in her garden and spend time with her husband, two sons and their wives, and her five grandchildren.

Education:
  • BA in German, Goshen College
  • BS in Accountancy, Boise State University
  • MS in Applied Linguistics, Indiana University
Professional Designations / Civic Associations:
  • Certified Public Accountant - Idaho
Volunteer / Awards:
  • Rotary Youth Exchange