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Markusen & Schwing, CPAs is a general purpose accounting firm organized in 1982 in the greater Portland, Oregon area to provide a wide range of services to small and medium-size businesses, individuals, not-for-profit organizations, and elder and disabled citizens, with integrity, independence and objectivity. The firm serves clients in several states including Oregon, Washington and California.

Markusen & Schwing is a CPA firm with the integrity to say what you need to hear.  The firm’s independence helps it to maintain credibility with outside users of its services such as bankers and the taxing authorities, as well as the formal independence required by the profession to provide audit, review and compilation services. The CPAs at Markusen & Schwing offer the objectivity to continually take a fresh look at your needs, help you consider and understand alternatives, and provide you with meaningful advice.

We are large enough to possess the expertise to provide services to individuals and small to medium sized businesses yet small enough for a partner of the firm to provide personal service to each client.  We have an excellent reputation in the profession. Many of our referrals for audit and review services come from other accounting firms who have decided not to provide these services.

 Partner's Profile:        

 Bruce Markusen CPA 

Bruce received a bachelor’s degree from North Dakota State University.  After two years in the military he attended the University of North Dakota where he received a master’s degree in accounting and business law.  He started his career with a national accounting firm and later founded Markusen and Schwing, CPAs.  He enjoys assisting individuals, seniors, small to medium sized businesses and nonprofit organizations with tax, consulting, accounting, audit and review services. Bruce has developed an expertise in helping seniors make important choices as they age.  He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts (AICPA) and is a life time member of the Oregon Society of CPAs (OSCPA). 

He has been involved with his profession and community including chairing various committees of the OSCPA and chairman of the audit committee for Washington County. 

When not working, Bruce enjoys sailing, cycling, the outdoors, reading, languages and spending time with his family including three granddaughters and his golden-doodle, Meggie.  He also likes spending time on the family farm in North Dakota.

 

K. Mark Schwing, Jr.

After receiving his Bachelors of Science degree in accounting from Oregon State University, Mark started his auditing career with an international accounting firm, where he became an audit manager. He enjoys working closely with clients to perform efficient and, most importantly, high quality audits. Mark has performed several hundred audits; his most recent audit experience includes not-for-profit organizations, affordable housing tax credit properties, OMB Single Audits, HUD not-for-profit and for-profit properties, and farm-worker rural development housing. Mark performs compilation and review engagements, and he provides tax and consulting services to individuals and small-to-medium-sized businesses.

Mark is a member of the American Institute of CPA's and the Oregon Society of CPA's (OSCPA), and he was formerly on the peer review committee of the OSCPA. He performs peer reviews of other CPA firms and has also served as a director on the boards of various organizations.

As a long-time baseball coach, Mark enjoyed mentoring boys and young men. In his spare time Mark enjoys reading, working out with his pole-vaulting daughter's former strength and conditioning coach, attending a wide variety of events, traveling, and especially spending time with his five children and their families.




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