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About Our Firm

Since 1989, Want & Emery CPAs has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses in the Yamhill County, Oregon area. Want & Emery CPAs expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as financial statements, and financial planning. We are happy to announce that we have expanded our practice to make financial statement review services more readily available to small business and not-for-profit organizations.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients' needs, thorough research, and sound analysis. Want & Emery CPAs is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism.

Our Team

Terry Emery, MT, CPA 503-538-5023

Terry Emery has worked in the tax profession for over nineteen years. Originally from Canada, Terry has a Master of Taxation degree from Portland State University. Terry's areas of emphasis are:

  • Corporation, partnership, LLC taxation
  • Individual taxation preparation and planning
  • Estate and trust preparation and planning
  • Small Business Tax & Financials
  • Financial Statement Compilation

Terry is also very active in the community, as her affiliations include:

  • Newberg Morning Rotary Club-past president
  • Newberg Chamber of Commerce-past president
  • Newberg City Club-past president

Deanne Platter, CPA 503-538-5023

Deanne Platter grew up in a small town in Nebraska and received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska. She began her career in public accounting and received her CPA license in 1989. She also worked in the private sector as a Controller for a property and casualty insurance company.

Deanne and her family moved to the Portland area in 1998 and joined Want & Emery in 2006. Deanne appreciates working in the small community of Newberg where she is able to get to know her clients on a more personal level to better understand and help with their tax and financial planning needs. Her affiliations include:

  • Oregon Society of CPAs
  • Newberg Kiwanis Club Treasurer

Michelle Simmons, CPA 503-538-5023

Michelle Simmons grew up in Dundee and attended Newberg High School. She earned undergraduate degrees in Accounting and French from Oregon State University and started her career in public accounting in Portland. Michelle was licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in 1991. She later joined her father's firm in Newberg and bought his practice in 2001. After a few years as a sole practitioner, the practice was sold to Want & Emery CPA's. In 2016 Michelle joined Want & Emery CPA's and especially enjoys working with the many clients who stayed with the firm. Her affiliations include:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants