Bob has been in public accounting since 1988. Along with traditional tax and assurance services, he provides management, systems, operations, and profitability consulting as well as succession planning, due diligence, and witness testimony services.

Bob coauthored the NADA and ATD financial management guide for dealers and has written numerous articles on industry-related topics. He also serves on numerous boards, including the advisory board for the University of Washington’s Milgard School of Business. He was also a past chairman of Praxity’s automotive group.

External Publications

  • "Managing Your Income Tree" (Puget Sound Automotive Dealers Association, 2012)
  • "Managing Your Tax Deferral Wave" (Puget Sound Automotive Dealers Association, 2012)
  • "A Dealer's Guide to Financial Management" (National Automobile Dealers Association, 1999)
  • "The Able Accountant" (National Automobile Dealers Association, 1999)

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Regional CEO Panel Leader
    National Automotive Dealer Association Conference (2012)
  • National CEO Mega Dealer Panel Leader
    National Automobile Dealers Association Conference (2012)

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, National Eagle Scout Association
  • Member, Praxity Dealer Services Group
  • Member, Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Washington State Automotive Dealers Association


  • BA, business administration (accounting), University of Puget Sound

Insights from Bob Hinton