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Hired: 2009

Education:

  • University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign; BS in Accounting

Practice Emphasis:

  • Financial auditing and accounting
  • Financial institutions, healthcare, employee benefit plans, investment companies

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KEVIN P. BLADA, CPA

Kevin has over twenty-five years of experience providing financial auditing and accounting expertise to both private and publicly-held companies. Prior to joining Delap, Kevin spent eleven years at a regional firm in Illinois and seven years at Symonds, Evans & Co., P.C. in Portland, Oregon.

As a principal in Delap’s audit practice, Kevin provides expertise in the areas of financial institutions, health care, employee benefit plans, and investment companies.

Kevin’s father was an accountant, which provided him an opportunity to see the different facets of the accounting and auditing career path. His father’s career took Kevin from Chicago to Kentucky, Michigan, Belgium, and then back to settle in Illinois where he attended high school and college. After graduating from the University of Illinois, Kevin joined the Illinois public accounting firm of Warady & Davis LLP, where he worked until moving to Oregon in 2002.

Kevin and his wife, Tu, live in Portland and enjoy traveling the world, visiting the National Parks, hiking, reading, urban gardening, and annual trips to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

Career Highlights:

  • Passing the CPA exam in one sitting
  • Becoming a Senior Manager at Symonds, Evans & Co., P.C. in 2005
  • Earning the trust of his clients and building long-lasting relationships

Involvement:

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

Why Delap?

“Kevin enjoys Delap’s culture and notes that is it similar to that of his previous firms. He states, “At Delap, I will be able to continue mentoring team members and also focus on my client base and utilize the additional resources to provide more value to my clients.”