Jonathan D. Powell, CPA


(541) 752-4556
Oregon State University Bachelor of Science, Accounting
"No one can take your integrity away from you, only you can compromise it."
- Joel Powell (dad)

Jonathan began his career in sales for small businesses before starting his accounting career and joining Kernutt Stokes. His experience helps him have great insight about people and human nature, and he understands what might keep a business owner up at night and where they find joy.

Jonathan especially appreciates how team-oriented Kernutt Stokes is and the opportunity to work with a “bunch of really smart people on a regular basis.” Whether he’s collaborating with others like a team of detectives to reconstruct the past and solve problems or strategizing on creative, forward-looking solutions, Jonathan enjoys the challenge and never stops learning. Friendly, quick to smile, with a knack for putting people at ease, it should come as no surprise why Jonathan leads the People Committee for the firm.

An Oregon native, Jonathan grew up in Eugene and currently lives in Albany with his wife Elizabeth and their three children. In his free time, he enjoys sports, golfing, hunting, fishing, riding motorcycles, camping, hiking, music, and movies.

Professional Designations and Licenses

Certified Public Accountant, Oregon


Community Service

  • Northside Church, management team
  • Oregon Society of CPAs, forests products project committee (past)
  • Forest Today & Forever, board of directors (past)
  • Long Tom Watershed Council, board of directors (past)

What to Look For in a CPA

by Jonathan Powell |
Not all CPAs or tax returns are the same. Partner Jonathan Powell shares what you should be looking for in your CPA and what makes Kernutt Stokes different than other CPA firms.​ Learn more about our tax services.

Three Key Supply Chain Management Questions for 2023

by Jonathan Powell |
Manufacturers will continue to face supply chain headwinds in 2023, a cause for concern following a turbulent few years. Economic uncertainty, supply shortages, rising costs and frustrated customers threaten to impede growth.