Blue Oak CPA provides the highest quality professional services for small businesses and individuals as we focus on the specific needs of our clients. Our prices are competitive with national payroll and tax preparation companies. We have the added benefit of being a local company that stands next to you (as a small business ourselves). We have offices in Adel and Urbandale that are open year-round to serve your accounting needs.

Not ready to have a full-time CFO? Blue Oak CPA can help!


From tax preparation to full service payroll, to accounting and book keeping services, and more: We do it all!


In 1988, John Short opened a CPA office in Adel, Iowa. In 2016, Stuart Oxer purchased the practice from John and changed the name from JM Short CPA to Blue Oak CPA. In June of 2017, we opened a new office in Urbandale.


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