Tiffany Mellow Receives AICPA 2022 Standing Ovation Honor

Portland, Ore. – December 22, 2022 – Perkins & Co, the largest locally owned accounting firm in Oregon, is thrilled to announce that Tiffany Mellow, a director in Business Valuation and Litigation Support, received the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Forensic and Valuation Services (FVS) Standing Ovation for significant contributions to the profession and her community. Tiffany, along with eight other recipients nationwide, was honored at the AICPA’s 2022 FVS conference in Las Vegas in November.

According to the AICPA’s website, the Standing Ovation program recognizes “young CPAs who exhibit exemplary professional achievement” in specialization areas such as forensic accounting and business valuation. The honor is awarded annually to a select number of CPAs nationwide and acknowledges those who have made a notable contribution to the profession.

In addition to being a licensed certified public accountant (CPA), Tiffany holds the accredited in business valuation (ABV) specialty credential. “This accolade from the AICPA is a huge honor and we are thrilled to see Tiffany acknowledged in this way,” said Perkins & Co shareholder and Business Valuation practice leader, Paris Powell. “Tiffany has accelerated our growth through a focus on training and development, is always looking to elevate the quality of our work, and has set a high standard for coaching our growing team.”

“Not only does Tiffany serve our clients with care and compassion but has proven her commitment to the success of others through her ten years volunteering with Junior Achievement USA, teaching business to students,” added Powell. Tiffany’s emphasis on developing the next generation of talent is just one of the reasons Perkins’s leadership this year recognized Tiffany by promoting her to director and inviting her into the shareholder candidate in training program.

“The people who work at Perkins are the core of what makes us one of the best accounting firms in the nation and Tiffany is no exception. We are grateful for her investment in our firm and this industry and can’t wait to see what her future holds!” said Powell.

About Perkins & Co

Founded in Portland in 1986, Perkins & Co has grown to be the largest locally owned accounting firm in Oregon. The firm has 15 times been voted one of the most admired accounting firms in the area, according to the Portland Business Journal’s Most Admired Companies vote and is currently ranked the second most diverse accounting firm in the Portland metro area according to a Portland Business Journal list. Perkins has been recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best Tax and Accounting Firms and is the nine-time recipient of ClearlyRated’s Best of Accounting™ award for client service excellence. Perkins’ entrepreneurial mission is to be an alternative to the national firms while focusing on the business needs of the region’s closely held companies. Perkins specializes in a number of industries, including manufacturing, wholesale distribution, real estate, professional and creative services, high tech & emerging growth, food and beverage, dealerships, healthcare, and nonprofits. The firm also provides services to public companies and is an independent member of the BDO Alliance USA, a nationwide association of independently owned local and regional accounting, consulting, and service firms with similar client service goals. For more information, visit: