Chris Mahr has served in public accounting since 1989. Chris is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and Municipal Auditor in the State of Oregon. In 1991, he graduated Cum Laude from Humboldt State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Accounting.
Chris began his career in Northern California with a local accounting firm that specialized in serving closely held businesses and municipalities. He relocated to Central Oregon in 1993 providing professional services to individuals, closely held businesses, municipalities and non-profit organizations. Mr. Mahr was the audit. partner for a large central Oregon firm for nearly seven years before establishing Chris Mahr Associates CPAs.
Throughout his career, he has directed the audits and audits of various commercial businesses, municipalities and non-profit organizations with budgets in excess of $100 million and over 1,000 employees. His extensive experience includes audits of organizations subject to the Minimum Standards of Oregon Municipal Corporations, the Government Accounting Office and A-133 Single Audits. He also has assisted municipal audit clients with the preparation of their Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). In the past, he has assisted special districts and local governments in the areas of finance and budget, government regulation and other special projects.
He specializes in tax planning, accounting and financial consulting for businesses and high net worth individuals. He enjoys working with closely held business owners and their families plan for retirement, education funding and business succession. His experience includes assisting business owners develop strategies to capitalize their companies and evaluate purchase or sale strategies of business interests.
Chris is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants. He has served as a committee member for various non-profit organizations and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Deschutes Children’s Foundation and is a founding member of central Oregon’s Junior Golf Performance Academy. When he is not crunching numbers, he spends time coaching youth sports and spending time with his family.