Kernutt Stokes Named One of Nation’s Top 50 Accounting Firms in 2022


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Oregon-based CPA firm Kernutt Stokes has been named as one of the nation’s 50 “Best of the Best” public accounting firms for 2022. The firm is the only one in Oregon and Washington to make the list.

Nearly 600 firms vied to be included on this year’s prestigious “Best of the Best” list, selected and published by INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA). Results are based on IPA’s Annual Survey and Analysis of Firms, and ranks them based on more than 50 metrics.

“Managing and leading through an ever-changing environment while achieving best-in-class results is an accomplishment worth celebrating.” Mike Platt, principal with INSIDE Public Accounting. “Despite economic challenges and staffing shortages, this year’s class of Best of the Best firms continue to shine and excel, leading by example and showing others what is possible.”

“Being named to the IPA’s 50 “Best of the Best” accounting firms is an incredible honor. This award, along with being named one of the “100 Best” firms to work for in Oregon, is an indication that we are providing the service and work environment that we strive to every day. We couldn’t be more pleased,” said Kernutt Stokes Managing Partner Steven E. Ritchie, CPA, CFE.

Kernutt Stokes, the sixth largest CPA firm in Oregon, is a full-service accounting and business consulting firm established in 1945 with offices in Eugene, Bend, Corvallis, and Lake Oswego. The firm was named one of the nation’s top 50 accounting firms of 2022 by INSIDE Public Accounting, and one of the “100 Best Companies to Work for In Oregon” by Oregon Business magazine in 2021. Kernutt Stokes has 14 partners, 68 accounting professionals, and more than 80 employees. The firm specializes in privately held and family-owned companies in construction, manufacturing, transportation, beverage, and professional services. In addition to core accounting services, the firm provides virtual accounting, accounting software consulting, 401(k) plan administration, business valuation, retirement planning, business consulting and other services. Kernutt Stokes is an independent member of BDO Alliance USA, a nationwide association of independently owned local and regional accounting, consulting, and service firms with similar client service goals.


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