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Hired: 2005


  • Oregon State University, B.S., Business, Options in Accounting, International Business, and Management, 2005

Practice Emphasis:

  • Distributors and Manufacturers
  • Healthcare Organizations
  • Non-profits
  • Employee Benefit Plans

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Karen L. O’Mara, CPA

Karen began her career with Delap after graduating with a degree in business and accounting from Oregon State University. An asset to the audit department, Karen has over a decade of experience in a variety of areas including employee benefit plans, manufacturing and distribution companies, and healthcare. One of the most rewarding aspects of her job is the year-round relationship she has with her clients. It is important to her to be accessible to her clients when needed and respond in a timely manner. Karen also values and enjoys her role as a trusted business advisor who can provide guidance on the financial impact of certain business decisions.

Karen and her husband Mike, married in 2008, are currently raising their two children. Mike, a lifetime Leicester City soccer fan, has converted Karen to be a fan of the sport. Most weekends you can find the O’Mara’s shouting “Come on you Blues” or “Go Timbers”! Karen, an Oregon State graduate also continues to enjoy supporting the Beavers sporting events as well and infusing the love of orange and black into her family. If not watching professional sports or their children’s sporting events, you will find her enjoying time with their Siberian husky or cycling. Karen enjoys volunteering her time with various charitable organizations. She is a member of the OSCPA Financial Literacy committee and participates in leading discussions in the community in an effort to improving the financial wherewithal of Oregonians.

Career Highlights:

  • Volunteering with the OSCPA Financial Literacy Committee
  • Involvement with the EBP niche at Delap


  • Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants