Rick is a Principal of Kern & Thompson, LLC and joined the firm in 2008. Prior to his association with us, he spent twelve years in the audit and accounting practice of a large local firm, and has over twenty-five years of experience in public accounting and private industry.
His public accounting experience includes nine years with large international CPA firms. Rick has provided professional services in a variety of industry settings encompassing construction, mortgage brokers, distribution, manufacturing, hospitality, healthcare, government and not-for-profit organizations. While in the employ of an international firm, Rick managed and performed audits of commercial enterprises, governmental entities, and not-for-profit organizations. From 1993 to 1996, Rick served as a controller for a private contracting and water utility company. Rick is knowledgeable in all aspects of financial reporting, both for internal management purposes, and external and regulatory purposes. He has developed and assisted in the implementation of accounting and reporting systems to provide timely and efficient information tools to management and owners. Rick has also worked with start-up companies, organizational restructuring, acquisitions, mergers and dispositions of companies, and has provided temporary controller services to companies in the construction, retail and distribution industries.
Rick is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants. Rick also serves on the OSCPA Peer Review Committee.