Preston R. Byrd
Preston has worked in dealer services for over 20 years. When he relocated from Texas to Portland in 2010, one of his primary goals was to find a firm dedicated to serving dealers so he could continue working with an industry he is passionate about. While the majority of his career has been in public accounting, Preston also spent four years as a corporate controller for a dealership group. While primarily focused on taxation, using industry-specific strategies to defer and minimize tax burdens, he also offers consulting services like forensic accounting, operational control reviews, and financial analysis.
Preston is involved with Auto Team America, a network of eleven CPA firms that serve over 2,500 dealerships nationwide, and has served as its tax committee chair the past two years.
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants, Coaching Program for Students
Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants, Mentor Program
Auto Team America
Joni and Friends Disability Ministry, Board Member and Volunteer at Family Camps
Bachelor of Business Administration – Baylor University, 1992
Key To Success
“It’s important to be able to shift your perspective between the big picture and the minutia. When you look from the top, examine how the big picture came into being; starting with the details, look at what they’re building toward.”
Corporate and partnership taxation
Payroll compliance and taxation
State and local taxation
Real estate and family entities
Accounting controls and processes consulting