A Partner In Your Success, And A Friend In Your Community

McDonald Jacobs is a full-service certified public accounting and consulting firm, specializing in closely held businesses, nonprofits, trusts and estates, and the financial needs of individuals. Find out how we can help today.

What We Do

Financial & Tax Services

Throughout the PNW and beyond, we provide financial and compliance assurance services, tax planning and preparation. Oh-and monthly bookkeeping and  financial reporting needs – we do that too.

Consulting & Management Advising

Whether you’re preparing a startup, assessing internal controls, or looking for financial strategies that will compound and help your business grow, we’re here to lend our decades of experience.

Trusts & Estate Planning

Whatever you’re leaving to the next generation, you can leave the planning to us. We’ll help you navigate the complexities of laws and regulations while honoring your wishes every step of the way.

Why Work With Us

Commitment to Nonprofits

We specialize and understand the culture, values, and dynamics of the nonprofit sector. Our mission is helping you thrive with yours.

A Diverse Team

Diversity, equity and inclusion has been a core value of the firm since the beginning and is at the center of who we are and how we work.

Bringing Our Best

We operate a small team where our top people, including the partners, are the ones handling your sensitive financial situations.

National Resources

We’re part of an alliance of independent firms across the country, that expands our access to resources, experiences, and service specialties.

Trusted Partnership

Since 1972 we’ve been here in Portland, working to better our community. Our philosophy says we only succeed when you succeed, and only you can define what that means. Throughout it all, we’ll be there for you.

Giving Back

We’re always supporting our community and taking care of our natural environment. You can often find us doing service projects, hosting seminars, and participating in Portland’s Sustainability at Work program.


The estate planning team at McDonald Jacobs is experienced, knowledgeable, and expert at leading clients through complicated estate planning matters in a comprehensible fashion. They are valuable members of any client’s estate planning team.

Duffy Kekel LLP

Their knowledge is beyond repute, but it is the personal relationships I have formed, along with their outstanding customer service and professionalism, that sets McDonald Jacobs apart.


We need an auditor who understands nonprofits, is responsive, and can be understanding and flexible in a way that smaller nonprofits often are. That’s why we work with McDonald Jacobs.

The Northwest Catholic Counseling Center

Some firms feel there’s a risk about teaching their clients too much about certain forms. That’s not the case at McDonald Jacobs. They don’t worry about those types of things. They’re open-handed and open-hearted.


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