Oregon-based accounting firm Kernutt Stokes has moved into a new office in Bend at 1777 SW Chandler Avenue. The new office is temporarily located in Suite 135 while the permanent office, located in Suite 280 is renovated. The new location is 1,400 square feet larger than the firm’s previous Bend office, allowing for significant staff growth. It is conveniently located in the former home the Bend Bulletin, providing ample space to service clients.
The firm established a presence in Bend in 2018 with the acquisition of Spectrum CPA Group and is now managed by Partners Jennifer Cranford, CPA and Trever Campbell, CPA, CFE.
“It is important to us to be involved in the communities we serve, to give back, and to take good care of our employees. We’ve been invested in Oregon for more than 75 years and look forward to getting more deeply involved in Central Oregon,” said Cranford. Kernutt Stokes is a member of both the Bend Chamber and the Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO), and was ranked 27th on Oregon Business magazine’s 2021 list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in Oregon.
The firm invests in scholarships for accounting students in Oregon. To honor its 75th anniversary in 2020, the firm pledged $75,000 in scholarships and donations to nonprofits in the communities it serves. The scholarships are awarded to accounting students at the University of Oregon, Oregon State University, and Idaho State University, and to a BIPOC student via the Oregon Society of CPAs. The firm’s Bend location will be near the OSU Cascades campus.
About Kernutt Stokes
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. Named by Oregon Business magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work for In Oregon” in 2021, the firm has 14 partners, 68 accounting professionals, and 81 total employees, specializing in privately held and family-owned companies in construction, healthcare, manufacturing, transportation, and professional services. In addition to core accounting services, the firm provides 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. For more information, visit KernuttStokes.com.