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Louis T. Roth & Co. PLLC

Barry J. Christensen

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“As Managing Partner of Louis T. Roth, it is my job to ensure clients receive the same level of service we would expect, while giving them the respect and undivided attention they deserve. In addition, it is important to balance the needs of the employees and partners with the needs of our clients.”

Managing Partner, CEO

Barry J. Christensen
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Barry, Managing Partner and CEO of Louis T. Roth & Co., has been in accounting for over 25 years. Along the way, he has developed a passion for offering the firm’s clients the best of both worlds. It’s important to him for clients to receive the personalized attention and responsive service of a local firm, as well as the resources, knowledge and breadth of services they would expect from a national accounting organization.

Barry continues to work in the trenches with a variety of clients including real estate, manufacturing and professional services. He specializes in individual, partnership, corporate, trust, estate and gift taxation. Specifically, Barry prepares individual returns of executives with diversified investments, multiple K-1’s, which often produce complex multi-state taxation issues and significant tax planning.

Prior to joining the firm, Barry worked at Miller, Cremers & Associates, CPA’s in Des Moines, Iowa for two years. He was recently featured in Business First discussing the specific services he provides for a client. With numerous years of accounting practice under his belt, Barry brings valuable experience to the firm’s table.

Barry works with clients to make the most of every penny, by understanding their businesses from the inside out. In particular, he works to help clients minimize income taxes, while being mindful of their objectives for retirement plan funding.

Barry pursued a career in accounting due to his fascination with numbers and the role they play in business, commerce and day-to-day life. He attributes his success today to the support of his wife, who is also a CPA, his son and his parents, Betty and Jon.

Barry grew up in Des Moines, Iowa and currently resides in Crestwood, Kentucky with his wife, Amber, and son. When he finds himself with free time at home, he makes himself busy taking walks, going on car trips in his father’s Model A and snow skiing. Barry finds relaxation in his passion for classic cars and HO train.


  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Personal Financial Specialist (PFS)


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Kentucky Society of CPAs (KyCPA)
  • Financial Planning Association
  • Eagle Scout
  • Hand in Hand Ministries
    • Budget and Finance Committee
    • Former Board Member
  • Henry’s Ark, Inc.
    • Treasurer
  • Scout Pack 998
    • Former Treasurer
  • Dove Point Homeowners Association
    • Former Treasurer
  • University of Northern Iowa Alumni Association


  • University of Northern Iowa, 1984