Meyers, Goecke & Powell Achieve Certified Financial Forensics Credential

March 24, 2009

PORTLAND, OR – Perkins & Company, P.C., Portland’s largest locally owned public accounting firm, is proud to announce Keith Meyers, Lisa Goecke and Paris Powell have earned the Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) credential from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). The CFF credential, established in 2008 by the AICPA, is granted to qualified CPAs with considerable professional experience in financial forensics.

The CFF encompasses specialized forensic accounting skills applied in a variety of practice areas, including: bankruptcy, computer forensics, economic damages, family law, fraud investigations, litigation support, stakeholder disputes and valuations. Meyers, Goecke and Powell met the requirements to earn the CFF credential, which include demonstrating significant business experience in the area of financial forensics as well as completing a minimum of 75 hours of life-long learning and education activities in the area of financial forensics.

Meyers, Goecke and Powell are members of Perkins & Company’s Business Valuation Practice Group and are also accredited in business valuation (ABV). The Business Valuation Practice Group determines companies’ substantiated monetary values for selling, mergers, acquisitions and stock offerings. Analysis is also used in determining gift or estate value, creating a succession plan, value for divorce settlements, assisting attorneys in litigation and filing insurance claims. The group is a member of the Financial Consulting Group, the leading organization of business valuation and financial consulting firms in North America.

About Perkins & Company, P.C.
Perkins & Company, P.C. was founded in Portland in 1986 and has grown to be the largest locally based accounting firm in the Portland metro area. For more than 20 years, we have built an excellent reputation by providing value, keeping our company and our clients growing, and enjoying our work. Today, there are two entities in addition to the accounting firm: Perkins Consulting, LLC and Pacific Investment Advisors, LLC. In addition to the accounting firm, these combined entities employ more than 120 employees in one office in downtown Portland. Perkins is also an independent member of the BDO Seidman Alliance. Despite our growth, the firm has stayed its course as a single, local office working with traditional Northwest businesses—companies that are the backbone of our region’s economy

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