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Emile P. Oestriecher III


Founder, Partner EMERITUS

Photo of Emile P. Oestriecher, III.

Emile, (who was often referred to as “Mr. O”), earned a BS degree in Accounting from Louisiana State University (LSU) in 1961. After serving two years of active duty as a U. S. Army Commissioned Officer, he returned to his hometown of Alexandria, Louisiana and began his accounting career. In 1971 Emile established his own public accounting firm which evolved over the years from a solo practice to the present Oestriecher & Company, CPAs. Today, Oestriecher & Company, CPAs is one of the leading accounting firms serving Central Louisiana, where the commitment to integrity, unwavering honesty, and impeccable ethics still hold fast.

In addition to being founder of Oestriecher & Company, CPAs, Emile was a Wealth Management Advisor for over twenty years, serving clients through Oestriecher Financial Management Services. He held Series 6, 7 and 66 securities licenses and a Louisiana Life, Health and Accident insurance license. More information about Oestriecher Financial Management Services can be found at O-FMS.com.

Throughout his 50+ year professional, career he steadfastly believed in contributing to the accounting profession and educating students and peers. His service to the accounting profession included decades of multiple leadership positions on a national, state and local level to both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Society of Louisiana of Certified Public Accountants. As he enjoyed teaching, Mr. O was an Adjunct Associate Professor teaching accounting courses at Louisiana State University at Alexandria, as well as a peer instructor teaching continuing education courses.

One of his greatest legacies was his extensive and lifelong volunteer services. To Mr. O, there was no greater service than the commitment of giving back to one’s community. Evident by his 50-year dedication to civic, business and charitable organizations, he took great pride in being a dedicated citizen in his community. Perhaps the best way to reflect Mr. O’s outstanding dedication to his community was when the Mayor of Alexandria proclaimed October 7, 2000, Emile Oestriecher Day in honor of his service to the community. Please visit community involvement and recognition for more of his dedicated community service.
Oriented to family in both his personal and professional life, he was known for instilling an atmosphere of family with his employees at Oestriecher & Company.  He and his wife Audrey, married since 1961, were the parents of four children as well as proud grandparents and great-grandparents


American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

  • Member for over 50 years
  • Former Member of the AICPA Management of An Accounting Practice Committee
  • Former Speaker and Moderator of AICPA National Conferences
  • AICPA Continuing Professional Education Courses Instructor

Society of Louisiana of Certified Public Accountants

  • Member for over 50 years
  • Past President of the Central Louisiana Chapter
  • Member of the Board of Directors
  • Former Chairman of multiple committees
  • SLCPA Continuing Professional Education Courses Instructor

Professional Recognition/Awards

  • Recognized by the AICPA and the SLCPA with the Public Service Award
  • Special recognition award for his “Continuing Efforts in the Management of an Accounting Practice Area”



MacArthur Drive Lions Club

  • Past President & Charter Member

Boy Scouts of America

  • Scoutmaster, Troop 6 since 1972
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Louisiana Purchase Council
  • Former Faculty Member, Philmont Training Center, New Mexico

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

  • Team Leader at Great Strides Event for over 30 years.

Louisiana National Guard Youth Challenge Program

  • Mentor

Holy Savior Menard Central High School

  • Chairman of various fund-raising activities
  • Member of Alumni Committee

St. Frances Cabrini Church

  • Member of the Finance Council
  • Cantor

Community Service Recognition & Awards

Boy Scouts of America

  • Silver Beaver Award
  • District Award of Merit
  • National President’s Distinguished Scoutmaster Award of Merit
  • St. George Award

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

  • Recognized as “Volunteer of the Century”, 2019

MacArthur Drive Lions Club

  • Received Melvin Jones Award