About The Blog:

I started the PDXCPA blog back in October 2007 when I was the Technical Director at an Eastside Portland CPA firm.  Initially, the blog was an outlet for my writing and passion for small business taxation.  However, in 2009 I started with Parsons & Grinage CPAs (now Parsons & Germer CPAs, LLP), and the blog became integrated with our firm website.

Our content is both in-depth and practical and covers a wide range of topics.  While we encourage small business owners to take initiative in researching tax issues that affect them, we also strongly encourage the use of a competent tax professional.  The tax code is extremely complicated, and these posts are not intended to address all circumstances and situations.  Plus, the tax code is constantly changing, so make sure you communicate with your tax professional.

If there are any topics you would like to see covered, feel free to email me.

Brian Germer, CPA


About Parsons & Germer CPAs, LLP:

We are an established SW Portland CPA firm with a wealth of experience and knowledge that we use to provide custom tailored services for small businesses and individuals.  We delivery timely, accurate, and personalized service – if you looking for a new CPA, please email us or call us at 503.244.8844.

About The Authors:

Brian Germer, CPA (email)

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Bachelors of Science, Business Admin/Accounting, Portland State University, 1999

I am a CPA of almost nine years and I have over twelve years of experience in public accounting.  I am currently a partner at Parsons & Germer CPAs, LLP, which has provided over 50 years of outstanding service to small businesses and individuals in the Portland area.

I have a passion for small business and have worked closely with business owners over the last twelve years in providing  tax and financial statement services, QuickBooks consulting, accounting system design, audit representation, and tax planning.

In June of 2o11, I was approached by Allworth Press to author a tax guide for small business owners, and so I spent over six months crafting a practical resource that would teach small business owners all the essentials they should understand and help them maximize their deductions.  The book, The Pocket Small Business Owner’s Guide to Taxes, will be released on 10/9/12.

I also enjoy giving occasional presentations.  If your society or business organization is in need of a speaker on taxation, accounting, and small business issues, please email me.

Other than my career, I married my best friend and we have two amazing children – a seven year old boy and a five year old girl.  They keep me very busy…but I love every moment as a father.  I also play a mean guitar and have over 20 years experience.  I have five guitars, a mandolin, and way too much gear to mention.  I also dabble with songwriting, but unfortunately I have very little time to record these days.

I love Oregon and have lived in the Portland area all my life.  I especially love Wallowa County as I have been camping religiously at Wallowa Lake ever since I was a kid.  I would love to buy a practice up there someday, but then again I would have to brush up on my farm and ranching taxation and farming in general as I am quite the city slicker.

Nick L. Parsons (email)

Bachelor of Science, Accounting, University of Idaho, 1977

Member of the American Institute of CPAs, Oregon Society of CPAs

Nick occasionally writes blog posts for PDXCPA.  He joined the firm in 1981 after working for a large regional firm for five years. Nick specializes in working with businesses including preparation of financial statements, tax returns and consulting in areas that help a business to operate efficiently and profitably. Nick also works with businesses in succession planning both within the family structure and with an independent buyer. With over 30 years of experience with various types of businesses, Nick continues to provide clients with current ideas to improve their business and plan for the future.