Brandie O’Dell

Brandie O’Dell, CPA
Senior Manager

Industry:Agribusiness – Dairy

Location:Visalia, CA

Brandie O’Dell joined Frazer LLP shortly after graduating from California State University, Fresno and has over 10 years public accounting experience. While Brandie works primarily with dairies she also serves clients in the retail and construction industries. She is the go-to person regarding payroll issues.

Key Service Areas:

  • Assurance engagements (Compilation, Review and Audit)
  • Income tax compliance and planning
  • Multi-state payroll tax compliance
  • Property tax preparation
  • Affordable Care Act compliance

Education:

California State University, Fresno, Fresno, CA
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration – Accountancy Option

Professional Associations and Activities:

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

Business/Community Associations and Activities:

  • California Women for Agriculture, Past Co-President of Tulare/Kings Chapter

Published Articles:

October 2018The Importance of Dairy Financial Statements, Idaho Dairy Focus
The focus of this article will be the books for the bank, why they are important, and how they can convey the actual financial position of your dairy.

June 2016 – Financial Statement Measurements, DairyBusiness & Holstein World
It is important to understand the business finances of your dairy. Financial records are used to track the performance of your operation. There are generally three objectives of maintaining these records: profitability, reduction of risk and liquidity. Read this article for a description of how to conduct a financial analysis of your dairy.

June 2015 – Understanding Your Tax Responsibilities as an EmployerDairyBusiness West
As a manager or business owner of a farming or dairy operation, it is important that you understand the labor laws that may affect you and your employees. The IRS has specific rules and regulations that affect all employees in the agriculture industry. Read this article for important points to consider.