Tara MacMillan joined Chris Mahr + Associates in 2018. Tara is a CPA with over ten years of experience in accounting and auditing. She graduated with High Honors from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics and French. She passed the CPA exam, upon completion of that education. Tara is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Oregon.
Tara began her career in public accounting in Orange County, California with Deloitte, an international accounting firm, as a member of their audit group. Tara’s accounting experience includes working in the accounting department for a multi-national corporation and most recently as the Finance Manager for a non-profit organization.
Tara’s background as an auditor and accountant includes extensive experience testing and implementing internal controls over financial reporting. She was an integral member of the team at a multi-national corporation that implemented internal control documentation in order to comply with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. In her last position at a local non-profit organization, she designed and improved internal controls, created management and financial reports and effectively educated the board of directors in reading and understanding financial statements.
Outside of the accounting world, Tara volunteers with a variety of organizations including Family Kitchen, Habitat for Humanity, Pine Ridge Elementary and New Hope Church. She is also an accomplished ballet dancer and currently teaches ballet classes at Central Oregon School of Ballet.