Name: Isoo Oshima
Firm Name: Occpa LLC
Jurisdiction: USA - Hawaii
Practice Area: Tax Services

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Professional Biography:

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Dick Oshima has been a full-time accounting practitioner since 1970.  He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and in his early  years, worked as an auditor and later, as a tax accountant for Lybrand Ross Brothers & Montgomery (now PriceWaterhouse Coopers) in San Francisco and Honolulu.

In 1975, Dick opened his own CPA firm as a sole proprietor, which has now evolved into Oshima Company, CPA, a Limited Liability Company. Currently, with thirteen employees including four other CPAs, Dick has been able to maintain a diversified practice, with Clients in a number of different industries including legal services, agriculture, livestock, retail, construction, real estate sales and development, food service, travel, medical services and nonprofit.  His many years in public practice have enabled him to share his expertise in most facets of operating business enterprises or not-for-profit organizations.  His hands-on style of servicing Clients in areas of accounting, taxation and management advisory service is unique in this industry.  In addition, Oshima Company, CPA, is one of a few small firms in Honolulu familiar with US tax matters as they relate to International Clients.  The range of Clients has included smaller entities with revenues of less than $100,000 and consolidated operating groups generating annual revenues in excess of $50 million.

Dick is a firm believer in ongoing education to maintain his expertise in the areas of his practice.  He also is a strong proponent of giving ‘forward’ into his community, where he continues to serve on the Boards of many Nonprofits and previously, has served on State Boards.  As a past Vice-Chair of the Oahu Board of Taxation Review, he heard Hawaii income and GE tax appeals cases as an intermediary step before appeals are made to the Hawaii Tax Court.  In addition, he currently serves as a Board member and Treasurer of both the Hawaii International Film Festival and just completed over 10 years as a Board Member and Treasurer of the Honolulu Waldorf School.  He will continue serving the school as a volunteer Advisor.  Other Boards he has served/or serves on include: the Hong Kong Business Association of Hawaii (Past Board Member and Past President), Hawaii Estate Planning Council and he continues to serve as an Advisory Board member of the Hawaii Tax Institute, which for 49 years, has conducted an annual Nationally-recognized Estate Planning Tax Conference in Honolulu, where the net proceeds are contributed to Chaminade University.  In the past, he has also been a Board Member for eleven years on the Hawaii Society of Certified Public Accountants, including its Presidency in 1998-99.

Throughout his career, Dick has also been very active with the Hawaii Association of Public Accountants (HAPA), an organization that preceded the creation of the Certified Public Accountant designation.  He served as Chairman for thirteen years of its Continuing Education Committee of HAPA and continues to serve on that committee today.

In his spare time, Dick and his wife, Chris, enjoy spending time with their grandchildren.

Firm Description:

OCCPA LLC is a Certified Public Accounting firm dedicated to providing creative accounting and income tax, estate and trust tax solutions to businesses, nonprofit organizations, trusts and individuals.  We assist with bookkeeping as needed and we prepare US tax returns and advise on US tax matters for estates, trusts, and individuals as well as for various types of business entities.  We also prepare FIRPTA (Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act), HARPTA (Hawaii Real Property Tax Act) applications, and foreign accounts information reports (referred to as FBAR or FINCEN reports).  We are thoroughly familiar with U.S. tax matters involving international income, foreign owners and their U.S. estate tax implications.