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Emile P. Oestriecher III, CPA

Founder, Partner

Photo of Emile P. Oestriecher, III.

Emile, (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 home town 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 expanded his services and expertise and has been a Wealth Management Advisor for over twenty years, serving clients through Oestriecher Financial Management Services. He holds 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 professional career, which spans 50+ years, he has always steadfastly believed in contributing to the accounting profession and educating students and peers. His service to the accounting profession includes decades of multitude 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. Enjoying 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.

Well known for his many volunteer services, to Mr. O, there is 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 takes 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 recognized 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 where he instills an atmosphere of family with his employees, he and his wife Audrey, married since 1961, are 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

Kurt G. Oestriecher, CPA


Photo of Kurt G. Oestiecher.

Kurt, a national Speaker, Facilitator, and Author joined the firm in 1986 upon graduating Cum Laude from the University of Louisiana Monroe. Kurt is partner in charge of accounting and auditing and has more than 30 years of experience in public accounting. His dedication to professional ethics and integrity has led him to become the current Chairperson of the Professional Ethics Committee of the Society of Louisiana CPAs. More importantly to our current times, Kurt was awarded the 2020 Special Recognition Award for his leadership in developing CPE courses for the PPP Loan Program and other COVID related relief—further exemplifying his dedication to clients and industry peers as he provides the most up-to-date accounting solutions and education for all.

Distinguishing himself as a national speaker, Kurt has presented courses in 41 different states, bringing his expert knowledge to peers in the accounting industry nationwide. Honing his skills as an instructor, he has been recognized 12 times as an AICPA Outstanding CPE Instructor, and was named LCPA Outstanding CPE Instructor four times. He is co-author of the leading selling Annual Update for Accountants and Auditors for the AICPA and numerous other publications.

Dedicated not only to educating within his professional organizations, Kurt also educated collegians as an adjunct Instructor of Accounting at two Louisiana Universities. Remaining vigilant to helping individual and business clients navigate the complexities of tax planning in an ever-changing environment, Kurt dedicates himself to continual education to stay abreast of accounting issues. As a champion for small business owners, he helps business owners succeed by helping them focus on their goals while he focuses on their financials.

With a focus on community service, Kurt has been involved at the Board of Directors level for multiple civic and nonprofit organizations spanning thirty-two years of service to the community.

Kurt and his wife Sandy have been married over 30 years and are the parents of two children. Kurt is an Eagle Scout, and always enjoyed competitive sports. He played for many years in area basketball, softball, and flag football leagues after competing in swimming at the University of Louisiana Monroe. He now enjoys playing golf and tailgating with his wife in his spare time.

To learn more about Kurt’s national level service, commitment to the accounting industry, and outstanding leadership please see below.

Phone: 318-448-3143 ext 410


American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

  • Accounting and Review Services Committee (2000 – 2004)
  • AICPA Council – Louisiana Designated Member (2001 –2002)
  • AICPA Council – Elected member (2012-2014)
  • Member of 2003-2004 Virtual Grassroots Panel
  • AICPA Ethics Joint Trial Board (2005 – 2011)
  • Outstanding CPE Discussion Leader (Continuing Education Instructor) Award 13 Years

Society of Louisiana of Certified Public Accountants

  • Board of Directors, At Large 1997 – 1999; Treasurer 2000, President Elect 2001, President 2002
  • Past President, Central Louisiana Chapter of Society of Louisiana CPAs
  • Louisiana Accounting and Auditing Conference Committee, Chairman 2003
  • Nominating Committee, Chairman 2003
  • Strategic Planning Committee, Chairman 2000-2002
  • Budget Committee, Chairman 2000-2001
  • Ethics Committee, Chair, current
  • Outstanding Discussion Leader Award, 1998, 2006, 2010, 2018
  • 2020 Special Recognition Award for Leadership in developing CPE courses for the PPP Loan Program and other COVID related relief.


  • YMCA of Central Louisiana, Board of Directors
  • Boys and Girls Club of Central Louisiana, Board of Directors
  • St Mary’s Home for Children, Board of Directors
  • Holy Savior Menard Central High School, Board of Directors
  • City of Alexandria Swim Team, Board of Directors
  • University of Louisiana Monroe Foundation, Board of Directors


Continuing Education Presentations

As a continuing education instructor in Louisiana and throughout the United States for the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of CPA’s, the National Tax Institute, ACPEN, and PESI. He has presented the following courses:

  • Analyzing Financial Statements
  • Tricks of the Trade for Performing Profitable Audits
  • Workpapers, Form, and Checklists – Avoid the Documentation Trap
  • Annual FASB and AICPA Update
  • Disclosures, The Key to Financial Statements
  • Annual Update for Accountants and Auditors
  • FASB Review for Industry
  • FASB/APB Update and Review
  • Guide to Efficient Audits for Small Businesses
  • Advanced Update for Compilation and Review Engagements
  • Auditor’s Communications, Critical New Requirements
  • Implementing the Audit Risk Model, A Case Study
  • Staff Training – Beginning Staff
  • Staff Training – Semi Senior
  • Staff Training – Manager
  • Performing Compilation and Review Engagements
  • AICPA Professional Ethics Update for Oklahoma CPAs
  • Professional Ethics for Louisiana CPAs 2018


  • Performing Compilation and Review Engagements, Kurt Oestriecher
  • Annual Standards Update, Kurt Oestriecher
  • Implementing the Audit Risk Model, Kurt Oestriecher
  • Identifying and Reporting Control Deficiencies, Western CPE
  • Annual Update for Accountants and Auditors, AICPA
  • Accounting and Auditing Workshop, AICPA
  • Small Business Accounting and Auditing Update, AICPA
  • AICPA Professional Ethics, Kurt Oestriecher
  • Contributing author, PPC Guide to Compilation and Review Engagements
  • Thomson Reuters, CPE Network Accounting and Auditing Quarterly Report
  • AICPA Professional Ethics Update for Oklahoma CPAs, Kurt Oestriecher
  • Professional Ethics for Louisiana CPAs 2018, Kurt Oestriecher, Mike Inzina