About Kern & Thompson

Kern & Thompson, LLC is a full service public accounting firm located in downtown Portland.  Our Partners and staff are passionate about what they do. We take great pride in providing high quality accounting services that add value and help you achieve your financial goals.

Our 5 partners bring over 150 years of experience in auditing, accounting and tax engagements. We are committed to paving the way to success for our clients, our staff and our communities. 

We share a passion about our clients and strive to provide real value with every engagement. We care about our people and encourage them to achieve their career goals through a balanced work-life environment.  We are involved in our community and invest in it through a broad and diverse range of interests of our staff and partners.

At Kern & Thompson, LLC we place great value in achieving excellence. That is why we consistently achieve the highest marks in our profession’s independent peer reviews.  That commitment to quality shows in our work, our people and our firm.


Kern & Thompson began practicing accounting in 1995 when Jayne Kern and Bruce Thompson formed our firm. The firm has grown to include 5 partners and a staff of approximately 20 who are uniquely positioned to offer quality audit, accounting and tax services.  Our commitment to our staff shows in our low turnover and ability to consistently employ professionals who are familiar with your organization to enable them to work efficiently and provide real value to an engagement.  Our goal is to always be available and responsive to your needs and to provide you with continuity of staff from year to year.

We believe in providing a reasonable work-life balance for our employees, our most important asset. We will not perpetually under-staff during slower times and then demand unacceptable amounts of overtime during peak seasons.  As a firm that is committed to fair trade in employment practices, we hope our clients place substantial weight on this factor and select business partners that share these values.



  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants



  • AICPA Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center
  • AICPA Governmental Audit Quality Center
  • AICPA Private Companies Practice Section (PCPS)

Contact Us

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Our Office

1800 S.W. First Avenue, Suite 410
Portland, OR 97201-5333

Say Hello

Phone: 503.222.3338
Fax: 503.222.7819

Parking & Transit

Our parking garage is located under our building on two floors (P1 and P2). These parking garages can be entered from S.W. First Avenue, between S.W. Market St. and S.W. Harrison St. (P2), on the west side of the building, or from S.W. Naito Parkway (P1), on the east side of the building.