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15 Years in the Making: A Lookback with Keith Meyers & Drinda Roth

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Welcome to the third installment of our “Perkins Milestones” anniversary series. In case you’ve ever wondered why someone would choose the life of accounting, this series explores our employees’ career paths and their time at Perkins. (Missed our first two? Read up on Lindsay Park and Trina Headley who celebrated their 10th and 15th anniversaries.)…

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Preparing For Your First Audit

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Chances are if you’re clicking on this post your first time audit is on the horizon. Perhaps you’re expanding your business and taking out a new line of credit to finance that growth. Maybe you’re entering a business area with a regulatory environment that requires an audit, or you’re taking on new investors or getting…

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AICPA ‘Standing Ovation’ Honors Paris Powell

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January 26, 2017 Portland, Ore. – The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) Standing Ovation program has recognized Paris Powell as one of 25 CPAs age 40 and under to be honored for their contributions to the areas of forensic accounting and business valuation. Powell, along with the other talented young Standing Ovation CPAs from across the…

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2.9.17 Real Estate Connection

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Topic: Financing Options — Latest Trends & Challenges Join us at the Skype Live Studio on Thursday, February 9th, from 3:30pm – 6:30pm to hear our panelists discuss the latest trends and challenges in financing options. Register now.

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Perkins Pointers: Prepare for “Meet the Firms”

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Summer has officially ended and school is back in session, which means we’re in full-on “Meet the Firms” season. Not to worry, you still have time to prepare; this post will provide you with a few pointers to help you prep for this exciting event. Even if you’re not an accounting student, these tips can…

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IRS Tires of Valuation Disappearing Act

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IRS Proposes Regulations Restricting Discounts on Family Transfers Experts have been able to assist families transfer wealth between generations using methods that reduce the value of closely-held entities. By properly drafting the governing documents and deploying some valuation “slight-of-hand”, experts have been able to make 2+2=3. Though this is a great answer for family gifting, the…

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Perkins & Co Continues to Expand Female Leadership Footprint

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August 31, 2016 Portland, Ore. – Since its founding in 1986, Perkins & Co has been committed to placing women in positions of leadership, a commitment that started on day one with the company’s namesake, former founding partner, Cheryl Perkins. Today, Portland’s largest locally owned public accounting firm is excited to announce the promotion of…

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Perkins Milestones: Trina’s 15th Anniversary & Our Certified Scuba Diver

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Welcome to the second installment of our “Perkins Milestones” anniversary series. In case you’ve ever wondered why someone would choose the life of accounting, this series explores our employees’ career paths: what interested them in accounting, how they got to Perkins, and what Perkins means to them. (Missed our first one? Read up on Lindsay…

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Tips from the Trenches: Wrangling Formulas

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Welcome back to Tips from the Trenches! For our fourth series installment, we’re going to talk about tips to help you untangle formulas. First, let’s take a tour of the Formula Bar and the Formula tab of the Ribbon. This is the Formula Bar: You can add some rudimentary formatting within the formula editing bar by…

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Thompson Kessler Wiest & Borquist PC Set to Join Forces with Perkins & Co

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June 8, 2016 Portland, Ore. – Perkins & Co, the largest locally owned accounting firm in Portland, will merge with Thompson Kessler Wiest & Borquist PC (TKWB), an esteemed local boutique firm with more than 30 years of experience working in high-demand industries such as construction, real estate, manufacturing and international tax. The merger is scheduled…

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