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About Us

Background

Oster Professional Group, CPA's (OPG) operates two offices located in the eastern Oregon communities of John Day and Burns. OPG offers a well balanced mix of services divided between taxation, audit, accounting and advisory services. See "Services" for more detail.

OPG performs audits for numerous Oregon counties, cities, school districts, and other private and quasi-public entities. The accounting and advisory component of the practice focuses primarily on agriculture, timber, and wood products industries, but includes a broad spectrum of other businesses, including retail. The tax portion of the practice is significantly linked to the accounting and advisory services and includes a large number of individual and business tax clients.

 

History

 

OPG was first established in Burns, Oregon in 1963 by Arlie W. Oster and operated under four other partnerships before forming Oster and Arntz in 1989, predecessor to OPG.

Our Mission

The philosophy of Oster Professional Group, CPA's is one of quality service, based on knowledge and personal attention. We take pride in the belief that no client is too small to benefit from our services, yet we have the experience and personnel to accommodate the needs of many larger, growing clients and their companies.

The shareholders and professional team members of the firm are involved in a continuing program of professional education that exceeds Oregon's State Board of Accountancy requirements. The program includes seminars of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants, and other recognized groups.

All shareholders are active members of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants. In addition, they are all licensed Oregon Municipal Auditors.

We recognize that our clients want and need more than just knowledge from their accounting firm. This is where OPG's personal attention comes in. We acknowledge that no one of our clients is more important than another. Each are unique and deserve the attention necessary to address those uniquenesses. We attempt to provide this attention in a manner that expresses love and compassion for all.

 

Mission Statement

OPG will be the CPA firm of choice, thriving in a complex and challenging environment. We will design pathways to success for our clients, team members, and investors, one opportunity at a time.

OPG will build value by:

  • Displaying a passion for excellent client service.
  • Providing the knowledge to translate critical information into systems for success.
  • Linking clients and team members through relationships of integrity and trust.

 

Our Team

George W. Wilber, CPA, MS, Partner

gwilber@opgcpa.com

Experienced accounting professional, emphasizing agriculture, government, and tourism. Experienced in individual, corporate, and partnership tax planning and preparation. More than twenty years experience in financial management and audit for operations with assets to $200 million prior to becoming a CPA. Experienced in audit of private, public, and quasi-public organizations.

Certified Public Accountant, 1992. Master of Public Affairs Finance, University of Oregon, 1989. Bachelor of Arts Business Administration, Seattle University, 1971.

Kari Ott, CPA, Partner

kott@opgcpa.com

Experienced accounting professional emphasizing small business services, agriculture and governments. Experienced in helping governmental entities and small businesses establish practical and sound financial processes. Experienced in a variety of governmental, not-for-profit, and OMB Circular A-133 auditing; corporate, partnership and individual tax planning and preparation.

Certified Public Accountant and Oregon Municipal Auditor, 2010. Bachelors of Business Administration, Boise State University, 2008. Awarded Finance Student of the Year, Boise State University, 2008.

Cara Wilber, CPA, Partner

cwilber@opgcpa.com

Experienced accounting professional emphasizing small business services, agriculture and governments. Experienced in a variety of practical accounting applications for corporate and small business environments. Experienced in municipal, not-for-profit and OMB Circular A-133 auditing; corporate, partnership and individual tax planning and preparation.

Certified Public Accountant and Oregon Municipal Auditor, 2010. Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in International Business, Oregon State University, 2008.

Janae Trindle, Office Manager

jtrindle@opgcpa.com

Accounting professional with experience in office administration, accounts payable, bookkeeping, and payroll services. Background includes event planning, project organization, inside sales, and grant writing in addition to aforementioned accounting skills. More than 15 years of private industry accounting experience prior to joining OPG in February of 2015.

Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration, Eastern Oregon University, 1997.

Kathleen Dunten

kdunten@opgcpa.com

Joined OPG as a receptionist and secretary in February of 2015. Twenty-two years working in an elementary school setting, ten of those years as a school secretary/office manager.

Link's School of Business, 1973. Treasure Valley Community College, 2005.

Tammi Holliday

Tamara Sword