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Karen Tarver, CPA


Karen is an Audit Partner at Elgee Rehfeld. For over twenty five years Karen has served clients in several industries, with a specialization in working with governmental and not for profit clients. Her knowledge of these organizations gives her in-depth insight into the issues related to these industries statements and financial disclosures. Karen had extensive comprehension of both Federal and State Single Audits for Alaska, and their compliance requirements, she provides oversight for the firm in this area of the practice. In addition, Karen oversees the firm’s Employee Benefit Plan Audit practice.

Past & Present Community Leadership

  • State of Alaska, Board of Public Accountancy, Previous Chair
  • Juneau Glacier Valley Rotary, Treasurer, Youth Exchange, President
  • Rotary District 5010 Short Term Exchange, Program Chair
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • JEDC / Small Business Development – Volunteer Small Business instructor
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Volunteer
  • Alaska Society of CPA’s, Committee Member
  • University of Alaska- Southeast Business Advisory Council
  • True North Federal Credit Union Supervisory Committee

Education and Associations

Karen graduated from Eastern Washington University and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. She is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Alaska Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Association of Government Accountants.