James Richardson, 
    Owner, CEO

Phone: 503-254-5533
Fax: 503-257-8380
jrichcpa@jrichcpa.com

Owner, Chief Executive Officer, Certified Public Accountant and served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. Upon completion of his duty, Jim finished his college degree at the University of Portland, graduating with high honors. He went to work with a large international accounting firm in Portland, Oregon. As an in-house staff accountant, he was supervising audits with less than two years' work experience. Jim was also selected to be part of an elite group of accountants (auditing specialists) to receive an in-depth tax course.

Jim left this firm to join a publicly held audit client that was having significant financial difficulties at that time. By instituting changes in procedures used to take physical inventories, and implementing control over cash, the company became liquid and profitable to the end that it was purchased by a larger competitor.

Jim then joined an international company and took it through tax audits at the federal, state, and Canadian level; Jim's expertise resulted in substantial tax refunds to this company, as well as assuring future tax benefits. The company, then in the process of implementing a conversion from a manual accounting system to a computerized accounting system, necessitated development of software that gave it to quote customers and maintain inventory control to ensure profitability. This was directed by Jim for a successful implementation.

In 1980, Jim founded his own accounting firm; it continues to grow by handling both individual and business clients. He has several business proven associates with specific industry and professional business knowledge that handle and assist him in meeting his client's needs.