ABOUT OUR FIRM
WHO WE ARE
Let us introduce ourselves. Our story began 50 years ago when Emile P. Oestriecher, III, CPA established an accounting firm to go beyond…beyond just numbers to help people and businesses solve their accounting needs. We provide high quality accounting, tax and business advisory services to individuals and small businesses in Louisiana. We are proud to be a client service-oriented firm that focuses on trust and relationships. Today we still go beyond the numbers every day to support our clients and our community.
Our focus is on more than just the numbers. We value friendly, considerate, trustworthy service. Our purpose is to serve individuals, families and businesses with immediacy and efficiency.
Our top priority is providing outstanding service to each and every client. We are proud to respond to our clients promptly, professionally, and with the highest degree of integrity…So you too can be confident in your choice of Oestriecher & Company CPAs.
We hold ourselves to the highest degree of professionalism, leadership, and education demonstrated by our work and deeds.
Celebrating a 50-year legacy of client success, community service and professional leadership, the firm was founded in 1971 by Emile P. Oestriecher, III, known to most today as Mr. O.
In 1961, Emile earned a BS degree in Accounting from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was commissioned as a United States Army officer upon graduation from LSU and served on active duty for two years. In 1963, Emile returned to his home town of Alexandria, Louisiana and began his accounting career with a local public accounting firm and was later admitted to partnership.
In 1971 Emile established his own public accounting firm, Oestriecher & Company CPAs, on the principles of impeccable client service and unwavering truth and integrity. Today, fifty years later, the firm still honors those values by providing stellar service, focusing on each and every client, and going beyond just the numbers to help every client succeed.
In 2000, another benchmark occurred in the firm’s history. As a natural outgrowth of the accounting firm, Emile expanded his services by establishing Oestriecher Financial Management Services. Our clients can also benefit from wealth management services from Emile Oestriecher, and daughter Anne Oestriecher, CPA, CFP® through Oestriecher Financial Management Services.
In 2020 the team at Oestriecher & Company CPAs go beyond the numbers to advise clients on matters concerning COVID 19, and its wide-ranging implications. Partner, Kurt Osteicher receives the Special Recognition Award for leadership acknowledging his efforts in developing CPE courses for the PPP Loan Program and other COVID related issues.
2021 and beyond
In 2021 and the future, the firm looks forward to continuing its legacy of excellence with their current clients, meeting new clients, continuing community deeds, and professional leadership.
No history of Oestriecher & Company CPAs would be complete without mentioning a 50-year heartfelt and unsurpassed dedication to community service, outstanding dedication to the accounting profession, and education of others on the national and state level. We invite you to learn more about their unparalleled community, professional service, awards, honors and recognitions in the Biographies.
We serve as leaders…
Serving in Leadership roles in our industry and in our community is a hallmark of our firm. Professionalism in all matters is paramount to us, with clients, within the community, within our industry and with our peers. Our experienced team serves in leadership roles from the national level, to our individual communities and associations. We are often invited to serve as speakers at conferences and seminars on the state and national level.
We are 50 years of going beyond the numbers in the accounting profession. Serving in leadership roles as President, Chairperson of Ethics Committee, CPE Instructor, and Lecturers in professional organizations nationally and statewide… to a 2020 Special Recognition Award for leadership in developing CPE courses for the PPP Loan Program and other COVID related issues.
We educate and advance…
We stay current and up-to-date on industry trends as we maintain a commitment to ongoing education and professional advancement. A priority in continued education allows us to provide the best solutions for our clients during an ever-changing environment. Additionally, we prioritize education. We have educated collegiate students as university accounting adjunct professors, and our industry peers as Continuing Education Instructors, with multiple recognitions and awards as Outstanding Instructors.
100+ Years of Service
We have over a 100 years of combined dedicated serving to our community. From a Volunteer fire Chief, to a YMCA and Boys and Girls Club Board Director, spearheading a Cystic Fibrosis special event, to a Louisiana National Guard Mentor, to a distinguished Scoutmaster for 49 years, we serve our community with unbridled passion.
We embrace our community…
We believe strongly in the value of giving back. For 50 years, we have strived to enrich our community, our profession and our industry through dedicated service and volunteerism. Our frim is privileged to have been recognized for our extensive community service by receiving the AICPA and LCPA Public Service Award, as well as other accolades for service at the national, state and community levels. We will continue in our journey to value our clients, our community and others we have been so fortunate to serve.
200+ Years of Experience
Our professional team members have over 200 years of collective experience, knowledge, education and technical skills to advise you. We have many years of continuing education as we steadfastly educate ourselves every year to meet the highest of standards of accounting education.