Licensed Tax Consultant
Bachelor of Science – Accountant: University of South Florida
Master of Accounting – Taxation: Strayer University
Born in South Africa, Christiaan immigrated to Florida in 1993 with his parents and younger brother. After graduating from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2006, he worked for a small local firm in Clearwater, Florida where his primary duties focused on individual 1040 returns. He also worked with the firm’s tax partners to gain an understanding of all aspects of the accounting profession.
Christiaan’s tax and accounting career has been refined over the past 14 years while working for small tax firms in both Oregon and Florida. He appreciates the opportunity to serve clients on a more personal level. He has provided taxation and business consulting services to a wide range of clientele during his career, and is proficient in the following areas of tax law:
- Wage and investment income
- Business income
- Multi-state returns
- Trust and estates (1041)
- Partnerships (1065)
- S Corporations (1120S)
Christiaan decided to leave Florida and make Oregon his home in 2010 after his parents moved to Portland. He and his wife recently welcomed their first child in March of 2020, and his non-business interests center around his new family and exploring Oregon sights together, but when time allows, he enjoys spending the day next to the water, fishing for whatever takes the bait.