Aaron Jaqua, CPA

Partner

Aaron Jaqua

Most people think they need help understanding their taxes but really just need someone they understand. When we look back at some of our greatest successes or challenges... it tends to be a person that we remember. I thrive knowing that I get to be that person for my clients when they face business or life challenges or celebrate the victories.

OVERVIEW

Aaron helps our clients take advantage of the ever-changing tax landscape by developing plans to save money and grow their business. Whether a start-up or seasoned business, an individual or large family group, Aaron works alongside our clients to help them realize their goals.

When you work with Aaron, you can expect him to be enthusiastic and on your team. He will take initiative in what needs to be done, ask the questions that need to be addressed and walk through the plan developed together.

Outside of work, Aaron enjoys running, CrossFit and being outside. More than anything, though, he loves spending time with his family: hiking, reading, cooking with his wife and playing, wrestling and exploring with his three kids.

QUALIFICATIONS

Memberships

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

Designations/Licensures

  • Certified Public Accountant

Education

  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting – University of Oklahoma, Norman

KNOWLEDGE

Client Work

  • Administers tax and consulting services to a variety of industries: e-commerce, personal service businesses, commercial real estate, manufacturing, oil and gas and community banks.
  • Helped a fast growing multi-state e-commerce manufacturing client obtain savings through a myriad of planning strategies that included state sales tax consulting, research and development tax credits, technology consulting for enterprise solutions and personal tax credit investments for the owners.
  • Facilitated several business transactions for clients selling their wholly-owned companies to obtain favorable outcomes that resulted in tax savings and happy owners.
  • Worked with a community bank acquisition utilizing the expertise within Eide Bailly by bringing together the bank CFO, transactional attorney and our financial institution M&A group. The result was strategic planning for a successful acquisition with optimal tax savings.
  • Over 25 presentations at banks, chambers of commerce, business incubators and small business conventions on tax strategies for businesses and individuals. Guest lecturer for several University of Oklahoma graduate program courses on tax basics.

COMMUNITY

Community Involvement

  • The Virtue Center, Immediate Past President and Board Member
  • Norman Chamber of Commerce, Board Member
  • United Way of Norman