Rene Schaefer

CPA, MST | Principal


When she’s not working in Bellevue, Rene can be found anchoring Clark Nuber’s “south sound office” from her home in Lacey, Washington. In her downtime, Rene enjoys cooking, golfing, and traveling. So far, she has visited 35 different countries – and counting!

As a principal in Clark Nuber’s tax group, Rene works closely with her clients to develop creative tax strategies for many types of businesses; especially Manufacturers, Distributors, and Professional Service companies.

With more than 30 years of experience working with both private and public companies, Rene has the proven expertise to help clients grow and succeed. Prior to joining Clark Nuber, Rene worked with SVA Certified Public Accountants, S.C. for 16 years.

Practice Emphasis

  • Tax compliance and consulting
  • Focus on Manufacturing and Distribution
  • Focus on Professional Services

Proven Results

  • Saved a manufacturer over $400K in taxes due to restructuring.
  • Succeeded in getting a $120K IRS penalty waived.
  • Achieved many successful IRS audits with no charge.
  • Structured many acquisitions/sales with significant tax savings.


  • University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, BBA
  • University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, MST


  • Member, AICPA
  • Member, Wisconsin Institute of CPAs
  • Member, Washington Society of CPAs

I Specialize In…

Tax Compliance and Planning



My Life by the Numbers


Adult children


Years practicing tax


Countries visited


Brothers who are engineers