Clinton J. Bentz, CPA

541.928.3354

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Education and Licensing

  • B.S. in Business Administration, Franciscan University of Steubenville (Ohio)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Oregon Board of Accountancy
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)

 

Professional Memberships

  • Oregon Society of CPAs
  • American Institute of CPAs
  • Institute of Management Accountants

 

Civic/Religious Activities

  • American Forest Foundation Trustee (past chair, chair & treasurer 2006-2013)
  • American Tree Farm System (chair, vice-chair 2003-2008, 2002 National Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year)
  • Arciconfraternita Vaticana di Sant’ Anna de’ Parafrenieri (Order of Pontifical Grooms)
  • Archdiocese of Portland Pastoral Council (chair, vice-chair 2004-current)
  • Institute for World Evangelization – ICPE Mission (Co-director for the USA)
  • Knights of Columbus, Sublimity Chapter (4th degree Knight)
  • Oregon Aquaculture Association (president and co-founder 2004-current)
  • Oregon Catholic Press board member (treasurer, audit and budget/finance committees 2014-current)
  • Oregon Small Woodlands Association (member, 2005 recipient of Rigging Slinger award)
  • OSU Austin Family Business Program (board member 2001-current)
  • OSU Master Woodland Manager (1999 Outstanding MWM, 2003 Extension Outstanding Cooperator)
  • Oregon Tree Farm System (board member 2001-current)
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church (parishioner, music director, pastoral council chair)
  • Sharing Our Faith Shaping Our Future corporation (director, secretary 2009-current)
  • South Santiam Watershed Local Advisory Committee (chair, 2001-current)
  • 2012 recipient of the Pro Ecclesia et Pontiface Cross (for service to the Church and the Pope)

After working as a corporate controller for several years, Clint entered public practice at BC+S in 1989, providing professional tax, estate planning, and business consulting services to individuals, partnerships and corporate clients. A large part of Clint’s practice is devoted to serving the special needs of agricultural and timber clients. He became a member of the firm in 1999.

Clint is an adjunct faculty member of the Cannon Financial Institute, teaching their trust taxation classes nationwide. Clint regularly writes articles on succession and estate planning issues, and is a popular speaker on these topics for both lay audiences and tax professionals. His most recent work is the award-winning “Ties to the Land: Your Family Forest Heritage” succession planning curriculum, published in partnership with the OSU Extension Service and the OSU Austin Family Business Program. He has served on several Oregon Board of Forestry working groups, and helped rewrite Oregon’s inheritance tax statute in 2011 and Oregon’s property tax program for small woodland owners in 2003.

Clint and his wife, Maureen, have six children and four grandchildren. He lives in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains where he is a managing member of the Blue Den Ranch LLC, a 700-acre family tree farm partnership, and where he and his brother, Randy, operate the Blue Den Trout Hatchery.