Paris Powell

CPA/ABV/CFF | Shareholder

Paris was great to work with, very informative, and explained why and how she was using numbers for our valuation that made sense to a non-accounting person.

A rising star in our firm, business community and in the accounting profession, we’re pretty sure Paris will be famous one of these days!

Paris got right into the rhythm of things after joining Perkins in 2003, waltzing her way through the Tax department and straight into the Business Valuation Practice Group, earning her Accreditation in Business Valuation and Certification in Financial Forensics. Today, she leads this group along with our Litigation Support practices, and works closely with our Food & Beverage,  Business Transition & Succession,  Legacy Planning, and Real Estate Practice Groups.

Paris demonstrates her flexibility and depth as she chassés from working with a small business owner identifying ways to increase the value of the company and prepare for succession planning. Next, she’s on to collaborating with attorneys to determine lost profits in a case and testify in court. As if her dance card isn’t full enough, she also consults with Perkins’ audit team on clients’ fair value issues. She also earned a seat at the AICPA 2012 Leadership Academy and was a member of the 4th graduating class, consisting of 36 CPAs across the country.

It’s pretty clear to all of us that Paris bleeds crimson. As an active WSU alum, she serves on the WSUV College of Business Board of Advisors and is a Past President of the WSU Alumni Association’s (WSUAA) Southwest Washington chapter. She also received recognition by the Washington State University Foundation as the 2011 Outstanding Volunteer of the Year and by Washington State University Vancouver as one of their 25 Notable Alumni. Giving her even more star-power, her hometown of Vancouver recognized her as a rising star in 2009 as one of Vancouver Business Journal’s Accomplished Under 40.

When not cheering on her Cougs, Paris loves to get out on the dance floor for some good two-stepping and swing dancing.

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants
    Career Development Team, Financial Literacy Team (Vice Chair 2006-2007, Chair 2007-2009)
  • Estate Planning Council of Portland
    Member 2013-Present
  • Family Firm Institute
    Member 2009-2014
  • Financial Consulting Group, L.P.
  • Greater Vancouver (WA) Chamber of Commerce
  • Washington State University Vancouver
    College of Business Board of Advisors
  • Washington State University Alumni Association
    Southwest Washington Chapter (Vice President 2009-2012, President 2012-2014)
  • Altrusa International, Inc. Vancouver USA
    Past President
  • Altrusa International, Inc. District Twelve
    Past Secretary
  • Detour Ministries
    Board Member 2014-2017
  • Evergreen School District No. 114
    Business/Marketing Advisory Board 2013-2014
  • New Heights Church, Vancouver, WA
    Past Member of Financial Ministry Leadership Team
  • Fosterful (FKA Office Moms and Dads)
    Founding Treasurer 2015-2019, Board President 2019-2021
  • Portland Business Luncheons
  • Royal Family Kids camp
    Activities/Recreation Staff (2011, 2012, 2014)

Services Offered

  • Business Advisory Services
  • Business Transition & Succession
  • Business Valuation
  • Food & Beverage
  • Legacy Planning
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate & Construction
  • Transaction Advisory Services

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