503 274 2849 4800 Meadows Rd, Ste. 200, Lake Oswego, OR 97035

Craig Vagt

Craig Vagt

Craig began his career with an international accounting firm in San Francisco where he served as a partner.  He returned to the Portland area to start his own practice in 1992 and in 2001 merged his practice with TKW. 

A passion for the spirit of local businesses and their owners has led to a career of working with privately held companies of all sizes to assist management in finding solutions to the tax and business problems they face. His clients have included businesses in a wide range of industries, including construction, manufacturing, professional services, hospitality as well as many others.  Active in industry associations, he is currently an appointee to the Associated General Contractors national Financial Issues Forum.  He has spoken to national, regional, and state  business and technical organizations on a wide range of tax topics.

Craig’s educational background consists of a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon in Finance, a Master of Science in Taxation from Golden Gate University, and a law degree from Golden Gate University. While working in San Francisco, he lectured as a member of the adjunct faculty in the Master of Science in Taxation program at Golden Gate University. He currently serves on the Portland State University Accounting Advisory Board.

Married with one daughter, his outside interests include reading, especially history, traveling and trying to understand the world of investing, the latter with very modest success. Believing in the obligation of those with the time and means to contribute to the community of which they are a part, he currently is a member of the Oregon Food Bank Board of Directors where he serves as the Treasurer.