Background

Graham likes the technical requirements that come with being a CPA, coupled with opportunities to discover new things about a variety of businesses and industries. “On a professional level, I see ongoing education and proactive communication as part of doing the job the right way. Personally, I love constantly learning new things, whether it’s about real estate, construction, technology, or a manufacturing process.”

Toward these pursuits, Graham takes in industry-focused lectures, conferences, and workshops where, not surprisingly, he’s often the only CPA in the room. “Traditional continuing education courses only take a CPA so far. I prefer to learn the things that speak directly to my clients, which helps me to communicate in their language, and, on a deeper level, truly understand their needs. All of this pays dividends in the way we perform, and our clients benefit from our diligence and interest.” When he’s not expanding his industry knowledge or working directly on behalf of his clients, Graham likes to take in Ducks and Blazers games, head out to wine country, sample some of Portland’s great restaurants with his wife, play a round of golf, and perhaps most importantly, spend quality time with his young children.

Professional Organizations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants

Associated General Contractors, Oregon Chapter

Design-Build Institute of America, Northwest Region Treasurer

NAIOP, Oregon Chapter, Member

Oregon Entrepreneurs Network, Member and Past Treasurer (2013-2017)

Surety Association of Oregon

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Linfield College, Business Advisory Council Member
MIKE Program, Past Treasurer

RECOGNITION

Named to Portland Business Journal’s 2016 “Forty Under 40” list

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts in Accounting, Linfield College, 2003, magna cum laude
Certified Public Accountant, Oregon

Key To Success

“Communicate effectively and timely, stay calm, work hard, and lead by example.”

SPECIALIZATIONS

Internal control studies

Litigation support

Forest products

Mergers and acquisitions