Staff

Each client has a client-service team working on their behalf. This approach allows for increased quality of service in both communication and work product. We find that our client’s offer glowing compliments on our friendly, professional and enthusiastic team members.

Partners

Graal E. Larkin, CPA Graal E. Larkin, CPA

Graal E. Larkin, CPA, Partner
Degree:  BS in Accounting from Oregon State University
Memberships: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA)

Graal worked in private industry for nine years at Georgia-Pacific Corporation after graduating from college.  In 1988 she transitioned to public accounting and worked for a local firm for seven years.  In 1995 she started her own practice and joined forces with Karla Bateman in 1999.  Graal enjoys working with small businesses and individuals in all areas of public accounting including corporate and individual taxation and planning, business consulting and accounting services and estate and trust planning and reporting.

Karla S. Bateman, CPA Karla S. Bateman, CPA

Karla S. Bateman, CPA, Partner
Degree:  BS in Accounting from Portland State University
Memberships: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA)

Karla began working in public accounting in 1986. The first nine years of her career were valuable years in learning best practices from some well established CPA firms. In 1995, she started her own practice and joined forces with Graal Larkin in 1999. Karla works in all areas of public accounting, including the traditional services of accounting and taxation for corporations, individuals, estates, trusts and not-for-profit organizations. She especially enjoys working with businesses and their owners.

Accounting Staff

Lisa A. Graham, CPA Lisa A. Graham, CPA

Lisa A. Graham, CPA
Degree:  BS in Accounting from Western Washington University
Memberships: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA)

Lisa worked in private industry for two years at Georgia-Pacific Corporation after graduating from college. In 1988 she transitioned to public accounting and worked for a local firm for seven years. In 1995 she began working for Graal and Karla in their respective practices and remained with them once the business partnership was formed in 1999. Lisa specializes in estates, trusts, accounting, and financial statement assurance services. These specialized services are rounded out with years of experience in individual and business taxation.

Thomas A. Cross, CPA Thomas A. Cross, CPA

Thomas A. Cross, CPA
Degree:  BS in Business Management from University of Oregon, Post-Baccalaureate degree in Accounting from Portland State University
Memberships: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA)

Tom joined Bateman Larkin in 1999 after making a career change from working 15 years as a PGA golf teaching professional.   Tom has focused on working with closely held businesses in accounting, tax preparation and planning.  He also has a strong foundation in individual income taxation.

Robert N. Atchison, CPA Robert N. Atchison, CPA

Robert N. Atchison, CPA
Degree:  BA in Economics and Political Science from the University of Montana, Post-Baccalaureate degree in Accounting from Portland State University

Bob joined Bateman Larkin in 2003. Bob began his public accounting career in 1996 after spending years as an export grain trader. He currently works seasonally preparing individual income tax returns.

Sara H. Stamey, Staff Accountant Sara H. Stamey, CPA

Sara H. Stamey, CPA
Degree:  BS in Computer Science from University of Washington, MBA from University of California - Berkeley, Post-Baccalaureate degree in Accounting from Portland State University

Sara’s first career included work as a Financial Analyst with Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Her accounting career began in 2009. Sara joined Bateman Larkin in 2012 and works in individual and business tax.

Administrative Staff

Samantha C. Luzaich, Office Manager Samantha C. Luzaich, Office Manager

Samantha C. Luzaich, Office Manager
Degree:  BA in Liberal Arts from Eastern Oregon University.

Samantha joined the firm in 2011 and is Bateman Larkin's Officer Manager and assistant to the partners. Her prior work experiences include operating a small business, working in the tax preparation field, marketing mortgage products and office administration. Her responsibilities with the firm also include client bookkeeping.