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Doug Brown

Hired: 2004

Education:

  • University of Iowa, B.B.A., accounting, 1995

Practice Emphasis:

  • Lead of firm’s audit practice, employee benefit plan, and non-profit niches
  • Auditing, mergers & acquisitions, general business advisory services
  • Specialty areas include employee benefit plans, non-profits, financial services, technology, manufacturing and construction industries

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DOUGLAS A. BROWN, CPA

Doug Brown has more than 20 years of experience in public accounting. Before joining Delap, he spent nine years at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he worked in Portland, OR, San Jose, CA, Auckland, New Zealand and London, England in PwC’s SEC reporting and Global Capital Markets Group. Currently, Doug oversees the firm’s assurance practice and leads Delap’s employee benefit plan niche.

Over the years, Doug has gained significant experience leading larger audit engagements for publicly and privately held businesses. He has also worked extensively with early stage companies in many capacities, including capital raisings, financial due diligence, and accounting for complex equity structures.

Doug has also gained extensive experience providing employee benefit plan assurance services to plan sponsors throughout the Pacific Northwest. His subject matter expertise within this niche has enabled him to earn and Advanced Defined Contribution Plans Audit Certificate from the AICPA and is a testament to his dedication to this practice area.

Away from the office, Doug enjoys spending time with his wife, Michelle, and their three young boys, participating in church activities, and playing or watching sports. He has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe and parts of Asia and is always looking forward to the next opportunity to explore the world.

Career Highlights:

  • Working as an accountant throughout Europe and New Zealand
  • The decision to come to Delap
  • Being a part of the firm’s growth

Involvement:

  • Leading Edge Alliance Accounting, Audit, and Assurance, Steering Committee, 2008 – Present
  • Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland, Member, 2008 – Present
  • Church Treasurer and Leadership Team Mentor, 2009 – Present
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Employee Benefit Plan, Audit Quality Center, 2008 – Present
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants, 2005 – Present

Why Delap?

The unique aspect about working at Delap, Doug says, is the culture and work-life balance. “I think there’s a genuine commitment to family and to teamwork. People really care about what’s going on for each other both professionally and personally, and they’re willing to step up and help each other out. Commitment to families and staying balanced are priorities throughout the firm and this shared commitment makes this an incredible place to work.”