Our Alten Sakai History


Founded on vision, powered by forward-thinking care.

As a member of our community since 1950, we are proud to appear today in the Portland Business Journal annual listing of the area's top 25 accounting firms. But what we're most proud of are our defining principles. Established by early partners Irv Alten and Bill Sakai, we've quietly embraced them ever since.

With early leadership on a variety of fronts, we have been:

  • Strong, original proponents of retirement and legacy planning for individuals and business owners
  • Leaders in advancing closely held business structures, such as S-Corps and, subsequently, LLCs
  • Embracing financial planning and accounting technology to complement our high-touch client care

Grounded in our history but focused on the future, our vision remains clear: To anticipate our clients' next most important requirements in their careers and their lives; to lead the way, with informed answers, creative solutions and enthusiastic care.

This is Alten Sakai today.