Ian Gelfand, CPA

Senior Manager

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I joined HSS in 2013 because of the culture of teamwork and respect I felt. I’m proud to carry that tradition on to my clients and coworkers to this day.  I strive to bring three things to every client relationship: knowledge, collaboration, and trust. 

Knowledge: I work with a wide variety of clients in the construction, student financial aid, nonprofit, and pension industries.  My experience with entities both large and small gives me a deep well of experience on which to draw.  I also pride myself on being able to make complex accounting accessible when needed.

Collaboration: I am a trusted advisor to my clients and work hard to help them achieve their goals, but I am not their only advisor.  I am part of a team with other professionals; lawyers, bankers, surety, etc.  I work with these other trusted advisors to ensure transparency and consistency of advice across all disciplines.

Trust: This is the most important.  Knowledge and collaboration are meaningless if clients don’t trust the person working with them.  I work hard to build trust from the beginning so that when I give advice, my clients know it is because I have their best interest in mind.  I go the extra mile to help my clients every time.

Education and Licensing

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree, Telecommunications, Indiana University
  • Post-Baccalaureate Degree, Accounting, Portland State University
  • Licensed to practice in the State of Oregon

Professional and Community Activities

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Member
  • Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA) and Nonprofit Strategic Committee, Member
  • HSS Construction Industry Team, Leader
  • HSS Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee, Member