Kurt G. Oestriecher, CPA is a partner with Oestriecher & Company, CPA’s of Alexandria, Louisiana and has been with the firm since graduating cum laude from Northeast Louisiana University in 1986 with a BBA in Accounting. He is partner in charge of accounting and auditing services, and is also involved in litigation support and small business consulting engagements. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants (LCPA), and served as President of the LCPA in 2002–2003. He has chaired the Louisiana Accounting and Auditing Conference Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, Budget Committee, and Nominating Committee. Kurt was the recipient of the 1998, 2006, and 2010 Outstanding Discussion Leader Award from the LCPA, and was named the 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 Outstanding Discussion Leader for the AICPA. He has authored and co-authored many educational courses on accounting and auditing topics, including the AICPA “Annual Update for Accountants and Auditors”, and “Auditor Communications – Critical New Requirements”. Kurt served a four-year term on the Accounting and Review Services Committee of the AICPA from 2000-2004, and has served as a member of Council of the AICPA. He is currently serving a three-year appointment to the AICPA Joint Trial Board. He was also an Adjunct Instructor of Accounting at LSU-Alexandria and Northwestern State University.