A Focus on People
In 1933, Virgil DeLap left the national CPA firm where he was working to start a new accounting firm that better matched the culture and values he believed in. His goal was simple: to build a family-oriented environment where employees could pursue their career aspirations in public accounting while also leading a balanced lifestyle.
Virgil handed his role as managing partner to his son, Vern, who passed the baton to Jim White. After over 20 years as managing partner, Jim passed the role to Virgil's grandson Dave. In 2009, Delap welcomed the clients and people of Symonds, Evans & Company to the existing practice. The merger brings the addition of two audit partners and a wealth of resources. With the combined forces, Delap now has almost 90 team members.
Now in its third generation, Delap still embraces the original values upon which it was founded. While Delap has grown to become one of the largest local accounting firms in the Portland metropolitan area, we are still at our core a family-oriented firm. We are an organization that's focused on people - both the success of our employees as well as the businesses and individuals whom we serve.
At Delap, our depth and breadth of knowledge, combined with our low professional staff attrition, give us a distinct competitive advantage over other firms. Our clients consistently praise our ability to return the same client service professionals to their account year after year. We understand that quality client service begins with a genuine care for your people.
In addition to our experienced professionals, Delap is a member of The Leading Edge Alliance, a global network of leading accounting firms. Our active membership in this affiliation extends our practice by providing us with access to a vast resource pool of accounting and business specialists in all parts of the U.S. and around the globe.
We at Delap take pride in our reputation for excellence. The firm consistently receives the highest marks during peer reviews. These reviews are performed by outside CPA firms and are a glowing example of our firm's continuing commitment to excellence in all areas of our practice.
We are also proud of our customer service. Our ratio of certified public accountants to total staff members consistently ranks at or near the top of all accounting firms as reported by the Portland Business Journal. This enables us to deliver a high level of expert assistance, creating lasting value for every one of our clients.