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

Pamela McClain

Partner


With over 20 years of accounting experience, Pam has developed an extensive background in payroll, bookkeeping, tax return preparation and review, accounts receivable, and accounts payable. Since beginning her professional career as a Legal Assistant and Office Manager, Pam’s unparalleled drive led her to become a Partner at Deagle Ames LLC and now a Partner and leader of the Accounting Services team at Harris.

With her impeccable work ethic, calm demeanor, and keen attention to detail, Pam can quickly solve any issues her clients have relating to payroll. With a proven track record of dependability and problem solving, Pam is well-equipped to help her clients navigate the tension, confusion (and often panic) associated with receiving IRS letters. In fact, her expertise truly shines when it comes time to deep dive into quarterly payroll paperwork and ensure calculations are done correctly should the IRS start questioning the accuracy of the client’s taxpayer returns. If you ask Pam why she loves her work, she will quickly say that she has a passion for keeping her clients out of trouble so that they can focus on doing what they love.

As a dedicated philanthropist and community member, it’s no surprise that Pam has served on school boards, the Buhl Urban Renewal Board, and even finds time to volunteer as a Court-Appointed Special Advocate. Pam also serves as the current president-elect of the Buhl Rotary Club, and as of January 2022, she will be sworn in as the Buhl City Mayor. In addition to being an active community member in Buhl. Pam has a passion for travel, stemming from her early childhood as the daughter of an airline worker. When she needs to relax and escape the office, Pam enjoys spending time with her husband of 44 years, her two children, and three grandchildren.

Professional Designations / Civil Associations:
  • Mayor, Buhl since January 2022
  • Past President, Buhl Rotary Club (July 2022)
  • Member, Paul Harris Society
  • Buhl City Council (2005-2021)
  • Treasurer, Buhl Urban Renewal Board
  • First Federal Charitable Foundation Board
  • Former Board Member of Buhl Chamber of Commerce
Volunteer / Awards:
  • Buhl Urban Renewal Board
  • Extra Mile Award for Outstanding Customer Service from the Buhl Chamber of Commerce
  • Appointed Fifth Judicial District Magistrate Commission by Governor Little in 2023
Book Most Recently Read:
“Start With Why” – Simon Sinek
Favorite Quote:
“The goal is not to be perfect by the end, the goal is to be better today” - Simon Sinek