O’Dell Cross was originally formed in 1986 by Don O’Dell after his work in the private industry. The Firm began as Don O’Dell, C.P.A. and has undergone many transformations in recent years. Nikki Cross joined Don’s firm in 1992 as a junior staff accountant, and the two formed a partnership in late 1999, creating “O’Dell Cross & Company.” The Firm moved its operations into a new office and began what would become yet another transformation into the new entity of “O’Dell Cross, A Professional Corporation.”

O’Dell Cross is pleased to offer their clients the family atmosphere that their team have come to enjoy as well as the respect and care that they deserve.

our vision

Our vision is to become the primary resource for improving the overall financial quality of life and business for every client of O’Dell Cross, A Professional Corporation.

our mission

O’Dell Cross, A Professional Corporation, will provide our clients with peace of mind by constantly striving to increase their personal wealth and business value. O’Dell Cross will provide an efficient, loyal, and personable environment to which our clients and team members will enjoy being associated. Our constant goal is to have increased the financial position for our clients, our team members, and organization. These results will be achieved based upon trust, respect, fairness, and teamwork between O’Dell Cross and the clients we are privileged to serve.

Meet the Team

Nicolette R Cross

Certified Public Accountant
Chief Executive Officer 
AICPA Level II Non Profit Certification
Head of Accounting and Auditing Department

Nikki Cross, CPA, is the Managing Partner/CEO of O’Dell Cross as well as the Head of our Accounting and Auditing Department for our firm. Bakersfield born and raised, Alumni of our very own Cal State University.

Nikki has been successful in her career and has built a business that she is extremely proud of. One of her biggest goals and achievements was making sure she set a family environment for her team, clients and self. She prides herself in making sure each client receives genuine care and service to help reach their goals. On any given day she can be seen taking care of business, clients, her team, and helping those around her. She not only considers her business and family extremely important to her, but also her health and puts self-care as a priority. Being a CEO is like being an athlete, and she firmly believes that to be at her best professionally and personally, she needs to be at her optimal health emotionally, physically, and spiritually. 

She is married to her high school sweetheart and together have raised two beautiful daughters and are now raising their pet pig Little Miss Sassy Pants, which is much like having a 4 year old mischievous toddler!  Nikki loves to travel and all things Nascar. If you would like to know more about Nikki, where she came from and where she’s going, please visit NicoletteRCross.com

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Don O’Dell

CPA CTC CTRS / Tax Department Head

Don O’Dell, CPA, our Chief Financial Officer who oversees both individual and business taxes, tax planning, and tax resolution planning. Don is originally from Bakersfield, CA. He joined the Navy and was stationed in multiple countries. After, Don attended college at CSU Long Beach and graduated with two bachelor’s degrees in Finance and Accounting. When he came home to Bakersfield he married the love of his life, Beverly. Don loves to read and listen to music. Coming from a large family, Don loves vacationing with family. Being a Certified Tax Coach (CTC), a Certified Tax Resolution Specialists (CTRS), and a Panalitix Accredited Business Advisor, Don devotes a lot of his time helping his clients, whom he considers friends, to save money with proactive tax planning and help develop their businesses. Don O’Dell is proud to work with people he considers family on our team.

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Joseph Jarrett

Senior Staff Accountant

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Sandra Self

Production Assistant
Books & Balances Department Head

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Megan Whaley

CEO Executive Assistant

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Kylee Cross

Administrative Assistant
Marketing Assistant

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Millie Alvarado

Laserfiche Quality Control and Manager

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