About Larry A Jaffe P.C

Larry A. Jaffe, P.C. is the successor to Bodeen & Jaffe, P.C., a certified public accounting firm formed by Ron Bodeen and Larry Jaffe in 1993. Ron and I worked together at a large CPA firm here in Eugene and ultimately decided to strike out on our own.  We practiced together until 2000, when Ron left public accounting; he is still in the area and remains a close personal friend and confidant.

Larry A. Jaffe, P.C. is a public accounting firm.  We provide high quality tax, accounting and business services to individual and small business clients located primarily in the Willamette Valley.  We seek competitive advantage by providing the highest level of service possible.

We are not a high volume tax return factory.  The number of tax returns we produce each year is small relative to the number of employees we have.  That’s because we try to be a “full service” CPA firm.  That is, we provide bookkeeping, payroll, income tax, tax planning, financial statements, QuickBooks consulting, retirement planning and other services.  We enjoy working with clients who select more than one of our “menu offerings”.  We prefer working closely with a relatively small number of clients.  We believe that frequent contacts between our office and our clients afford us the best opportunity to provide the comprehensive assistance many of them seek.

Staff Members

LARRY A. JAFFE, CPA, President
That’s me, Chief Bean Counter.

Public accounting is actually my second career; I graduated from the University of Oregon in 1978 with a degree in journalism. I worked in newspapers and magazines for a while before returning to school to take accounting classes. Desperately excited over the prospect of a three-day examination, I gave up life for studying. I passed the CPA pop quiz in 1988 and spent some quality time with CPA firms in Salem and Eugene, picking up a master’s degree in taxation from Portland State University along the way.

Since then, I’ve worked with clients in a wide variety of businesses, consulting with them on tax, accounting, financial and general business issues. I enjoy the process of working with people to develop solutions to both short-term and long-term financial challenges. And I feel blessed to work each day alongside a group of smart, talented, team-oriented professionals.

I’m married to Mary and we have a daughter, Melissa. When I’m not at work I’m usually taking pictures, enjoying Oregon’s outdoors, watching sports, reading, or working on the Next Big Thing in my life. Great American Novel? I’m soooooo close to writing that.

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TERRI MESSLER-COLE, CPA
Terri Messler-Cole joined the Larry A Jaffe, P.C. team in September 2006.

A native Eugenian, I graduated from the University of Oregon in 2002 with my bachelor’s degree in accounting. After several years in private industry, I joined Larry A Jaffe PC and discovered a love for public accounting and earned my CPA license in August 2010. I’ve come a long way since balancing my dad’s business checkbook at 12 years old!

When I’m not at the office, I enjoy spending time with my husband Matt and our daughter. We love the outdoors and enjoy camping in Central Oregon whenever possible. I also enjoy reading, hand-quilting, and playing family games.

 

JAN TAYLOR, CPP

Jan Taylor joined the Larry Jaffe, P.C. family in April 2008.

I originally went to school to earn an accounting degree. But I was young and misunderstood what being a CPA was all about; so I got my bachelor’s degree in another field of study. Still, I couldn’t deny my true calling and soon found myself working in the field. I’ve now been employed in public and private accounting for well over 20 years–and enjoying it! In fact, I enjoy it so much that I sat for the Certified Payroll Professional exam in April of 2011, and passed with flying colors.

I’m married to Gary and we have two children, Marcie and Nick. I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, jewelry making, and scrapbooking.

 

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PATSY PLUMMER

Patsy Plummer joined the Larry A. Jaffe, PC family in March, 2014

Originally, I was hired as a temporary front desk associate. I was instantly drawn to the world of tax, payroll, bookkeeping, etc. Looking back from when I started at the firm until now, I can safely say I have established my career and found my home away from home here with Larry A. Jaffe, P.C. My professional background includes grocery retail management, legal assistant for a debt collection firm, and maintenance supervisor in residential property management.

Here at the firm, I work in the payroll and bookkeeping department as well as provide administrative support for the financial services area.

When I am not here at the office, my time is filled with absolutely anything and everything around my son, Christian aka “my pint size.” He is my motivation, strength, pride, and drive to succeed higher in life every day. Christian is my never-ending battery and together we enjoy spending time with family, hunting, fishing, camping, and hiking through Oregon’s diverse landscapes.

 

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CHARLOTTE KREITLOW

Charlotte Kreitlow joined the Larry Jaffe, P.C. team in December 2015.

As a lifelong puzzle solver, I am always intrigued by mentally challenging tasks. Don’t tell my boss, but he’s paying me to solve puzzles all day! Let’s see, I graduated from the University of Oregon after also attending the University of Hawaii and picking up an associate’s degree in Los Angeles. My fifth year of studies was through UCLA and that was all I needed to sit for the CPA exams. There’s no slowing me down – CPA candidate 2017!

While not studying or working, I enjoy growing food with my husband Bryan, kayaking, cooking, and spending quality time with friends and family.

 

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