AIC Election Profile: Paul Neiffer


Paul Neiffer is an Agribusiness Certified Public Accountant and business advisor specializing in income taxation and accounting services related to farmers and processors.

Experience in serving clients

Works with farmers and processors providing income tax advice and compliance services.   Actively consults with farm families on succession planning issues and opportunities.  Helps farmers understand the proper use of accounting systems to more profitably run their business.

Technical expertise

Paul Neiffer obtained his CPA certificate in 1984.

Educational/professional involvement

Paul Neiffer graduated from the University of Washington with a Business Administration Degree (concentration accounting) in March, 1983.

Paul has completed upper level income taxation classes sponsored by Golden Gate University in Income Taxation of Partnership, Corporations and the Time Value of Money.

Paul is vice-president of the Farm Financial Standards Council which is the premier organization promoting the use of accrual basis financial statements for agricultural producers.

Paul authors a monthly column for Top Producer magazine called “The FarmCPA”.

Paul has written several articles for various farm magazines and media outlets and maintains a blog on called the “The FarmCPA”.  This blog is also available on the CliftonLarsonAllen website at or can be reached directly at

Paul is a nationally recognized speaker on many subjects related to farmers including (1) tax planning, (2) estate tax and succession planning, (3) farm management accounting, (4) farm bill and many other related topics.

Paul grew up on a farm in Walla Walla County, Washington and still enjoys heading home each to summer to operate the combine for his cousins (this is his idea of a vacation).