John E. Oeltjen, CPA Shareholder | Director of Risk Advisory Services
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John Oeltjen is a widely known and respected professional, offering more than 30 years of business leadership and consulting experience. He began his 20-year public accounting career with a “Big 4” firm, where he served as lead partner for the St. Louis Regional Middle Market practice, leading its rapid revenue growth and expansion. John also holds 12 years of experience in the private sector, where his titles included President, Chief Operating Officer and part owner in various manufacturing and distribution businesses that saw significant increases in operational efficiencies and profitability under his watch.
With this unique experience, John is able to leverage his knowledge and experience of internal controls, lean manufacturing and process improvements, along with his expertise in strategy development, corporate finance, information management, and other specialty services to help clients improve their business. His current areas of concentration include risk advisory and attestation services, corporate strategic planning, process improve¬ment, operational efficiency, information technology and merger and acquisition services.
John is a graduate of SIU-Edwardsville with a degree in Business Administration-Accounting and also completed the Executive Management Programs at Stanford University and Washington University in St. Louis.
John is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Missouri Society of CPAs (MSCPA). He serves the AICPA’s Peer Review Acceptance Board for Missouri and serves on the MSCPA’s Accounting and Auditing Committee, which provides the leadership to the industry on new accounting and auditing pronouncements.
John is also an active member of numerous other professional, civic and charitable organizations at the key leadership level, including the Association for Corporate Growth, a group dedicated to middle market merger and acquisition endeavors. John also co-chairs the PKF Manufacturing & Distribution Community of Practice, which is comprised of more than 45 firms serving Manufacturing & Distribution Clients nationwide. In 2012, he was named a St. Louis Top Accountant and a Top 100 St. Louisan to Know to Succeed in Business by St. Louis Small Business Monthly and Who’s Who in Business by St. Louis Commerce Magazine.