Darren R. Osten
Darren Osten is an attestation and consulting services partner and has been with the Seim Johnson since 1999. Since joining the firm, he has primarily provided services to healthcare, governmental and not for profit organizations. He is a firm leader in managing and conducting audits in accordance with Government Auditing Standards and Single Audits. In addition, to audit and accounting services, he provides extensive consulting in the area of Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, financial forecasting, tax-exemption consultation and internal control reviews. Darren currently serves as the Firm’s Quality Control Coordinator. He coordinates Seim Johnson’s internal and external peer review process and development of the audit department policies and procedures.
Active involvement in numerous professional organizations provides Darren with quality external resources to serve the firm’s clients. Darren is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Nebraska Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is an active member of Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and has served as various leadership positions of the Iowa Chapter of HFMA, including President of the Chapter. He was one of five Presidents of the Iowa Chapter to receive the Robert M. Shelton award for sustained chapter excellence. He is also active serving in leadership positions for several not for profit organizations.
What is the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten?
Blood sausage. My grandma made the best.
What is your greatest fear?
Losing a child to an accident or health related matter.
What can you be found doing outside of the office?
Watching my son play basketball or baseball games and my daughter ride horses at HETRA.
Who’s someone you admire and why?
My wife, Jenn – she has been a rock in handling all the family activities and situations.
Flashback to when you were 10 years old. What do you want to be when you grow up?
Professional baseball player.
One thing you would love to do if you had the chance?
See the Chicago Cubs in the World Series at Wrigley Field. I could not make it there when they won in 2016, but I will always remember where I was when I watched them win it.