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Congratulations Bob Ward’s, Celebrating 100 Years!

Congratulations to our friends at Bob Ward’s as they celebrate 100 years!

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Gary Carlson, Shareholder, Awarded for Community Service

We are honored to announce that our very own, Gary Carlson, was recently awarded the inaugural Montana Society of CPAs Community Service Award. Congratulations Gary!

Gary has dedicated his career of nearly 50 years to not only serving his clients and his profession, but has truly been a servant to his community. In addition to involvement with countless organizations over the years, in 2000, alongside representatives from Rocky Mountain Development Council, Inc., Gary spearheaded the inaugural “Spirit of Service” day in Helena, Montana. “Spirit of Service” is a community partnership between private businesses, nonprofit organizations and government agencies and an opportunity for business and their employees to give back to the community by lending a helping hand to homeowners in need. What started as a small spring clean-up day for six seniors citizens has, 17 years later, turned into a highly anticipated annual event with nearly 30 partner organizations, over 500 volunteers and over 50 homeowners receiving benefit. Hats off to Gary Carlson and the lasting support he has brought for his community!

Gary and Margaret

Margaret Herriges, MSCPA Communications Director, and Gary Carlson, Shareholder

Gary will be formerly recognized at the upcoming Annual Montana Society of CPAs conference and will be nominated for the AICPA’s Public Service Award for Individuals. Want to learn more about this incredible day of giving back? Click here.

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Anderson ZurMuehlen Added to Montana’s Registered Apprenticeship Program

Anderson ZurMuehlen was recently added to the Montana Department of Labor & Industry’s Registered Apprenticeship Program.  This program recognizes forward-thinking organizations and their commitment to ensuring Montana produces and employees our high skilled graduates.

The firm’s initial focus is to be working with students, and eventual graduates, of the Missoula College-University of Montana’s Accounting Technology – A.A.S Degree program.

Anderson ZurMuehlen has strived to become a progressive organization striving to serve our communities, our co-workers and our clients.  We are proud to be considered a part of this important program!

To learn more about the Montana Registered Apprenticeship Program, click here.

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Summer Leadership Institute 2017

Anderson ZurMeuhlen’s annual Summer Leadership Institute was held Tuesday, May 16th in Helena. Building on the success of last year, students from across Montana universities spent the day learning about public accounting, the CPA exam and how personality affects communication. Learn more about this event here.

Brenda Byrnes, Shareholder and Past-President of the Montana Society of CPAs talked to students about the opportunities in this professional organization.

Kasidee Campbell, ISS Intern and Mike Sangray, Cyber Security Engineer discuss the opportunities of Anderson ZurMuehlen Technology Services.

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Our Visionary Award Winner is Tiff Hanson!

Tiff Hanson has provided significant leadership in the Tax Business Unit training program. She was instrumental in designing the learning tracks and tying them to the firm’s core competencies. Using her technical skills and expertise, she was able to identify what competencies required additional training.  She researched the training opportunities available and considered what was needed in-house.

Tiff’s 20 plus years with the firm provide an excellent foundation to know what trainings were needed. For the 2017 Tax Boot Camp, she recommended adding additional time to run through a tax return after all of the attendees completed their training to determine if new staff had the information they needed for busy season.  This was very beneficial and it was well-received by the participants.

Tiff’s ability to mentor staff at all levels continues to support efficiencies for clients today but also in the future. Her high-level perspective on professional development trickles throughout the Tax Business Unit. She not only leads the training team, but also sets the training topics.  She does an outstanding job of communicating with Maggie, the Tax BUD and BUAs to ensure she is covering what needs to be addressed in all firm-wide training endeavors.

Not only have Tiff’s efforts benefitted the Tax Business Unit, they have also served as a model and inspiration for other business units to accomplish similar tasks. This includes tying the firm’s training to the core competencies as well as defining learning tracks for all staff levels. Tiff persevered in developing the training program through staff changes in Human Resources by keeping focused on training goals. She has also identified training resources through the BDO Alliance and CCH.

 

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Advanced Accounting Issues for Nonprofits

Plan to attend the 4th Annual Advanced Accounting Issues for Nonprofits Conference and complete the registration form below.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Best Western Plus GranTree Inn in Bozeman, MT

Click here for the agenda topics. Check back soon for more information!

Who should attend: CPAs, CFOs, Controllers, and others who record and report financial transactions

Cost: $195 for first participant from your organization, $150 for each additional attendee. CPE credit is available.

Need lodging for May 23, 2017? Contact the Best Western Plus GranTree Inn at 406.587.5261.  Request group block AZ Nonprofit Conference or Group Code AZ522217.  Rooms are available for $94/night + tax.  Room block release date is April 28, 2017.

Need more information: email Claire Irwin, Administrative Professional, or call 406.442.1040

 Advanced Accounting Issues for Nonprofits Registration form below.   

Registration deadline is May 12.


 

Organization Name *

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Attendee 1 ($195)

Name for Badge *

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Special Food Allergies?

Do you need CPE for attending?
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Which afternoon breakout session does this attendee plan on attending? Please select from the dropdown below:*


Attendee 2 ($150)

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Special Food Allergies?

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Attendee 3 ($150)

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Special Food Allergies?

Do you need CPE for attending?
YesNo

Which afternoon breakout session does this attendee plan on attending? Please select from dropdown below:

Do you need lodging? Contact Best Western Plus GranTree Inn at 406.587.5261. Request group block AZ Nonprofit Conference or Group Code AZ522217.
Rate: $94/night + taxes.
Group block release date: April 28, 2017.


Please make check payable to Anderson ZurMuehlen and include a copy of your email confirmation when mailing your check. Mail to Anderson ZurMuehlen, Attn. Claire Irwin, P.O. Box 1040, Helena, MT 59624-1040.

Payment is due prior to event.

Select the send button for an email confirmation.

For more information contact Claire Irwin, Administrative Professional at 406.442.1040.

*indicates required information.

Advanced Accounting Issues for Nonprofits

Plan to attend the 4th Annual Advanced Accounting Issues for Nonprofits Conference and complete the registration form below.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Best Western Plus GranTree Inn in Bozeman, MT

Click here for the agenda topics. Check back soon for more information!

Who should attend: CPAs, CFOs, Controllers, and others who record and report financial transactions

Cost: $195 for first participant from your organization, $150 for each additional attendee. CPE credit is available.

Need lodging for May 23, 2017? Contact the Best Western Plus GranTree Inn at 406.587.5261.  Request group block AZ Nonprofit Conference or Group Code AZ522217.  Rooms are available for $94/night + tax.  Room block release date is April 28, 2017.

Need more information: email Claire Irwin, Administrative Professional, or call 406.442.1040

 Advanced Accounting Issues for Nonprofits Registration form below.   

Registration deadline is May 12.


 

Organization Name *

Billing Address *

City *

State *

Zip *

Phone *


Attendee 1 ($195)

Name for Badge *

Email *

Special Food Allergies?

Do you need CPE for attending?
YesNo

Which afternoon breakout session does this attendee plan on attending? Please select from the dropdown below:*


Attendee 2 ($150)

Name for Badge

Email

Special Food Allergies?

Do you need CPE for attending?
YesNo

Which afternoon breakout session does this attendee plan on attending? Please select from the dropdown below:


Attendee 3 ($150)

Name for Badge

Email

Special Food Allergies?

Do you need CPE for attending?
YesNo

Which afternoon breakout session does this attendee plan on attending? Please select from dropdown below:

Do you need lodging? Contact Best Western Plus GranTree Inn at 406.587.5261. Request group block AZ Nonprofit Conference or Group Code AZ522217.
Rate: $94/night + taxes.
Group block release date: April 28, 2017.


Please make check payable to Anderson ZurMuehlen and include a copy of your email confirmation when mailing your check. Mail to Anderson ZurMuehlen, Attn. Claire Irwin, P.O. Box 1040, Helena, MT 59624-1040.

Payment is due prior to event.

Select the send button for an email confirmation.

For more information contact Claire Irwin, Administrative Professional at 406.442.1040.

*indicates required information.

Our Visionary Award Winner is Tiff Hanson!

Tiff Hanson has provided significant leadership in the Tax Business Unit training program. She was instrumental in designing the learning tracks and tying them to the firm’s core competencies. Using her technical skills and expertise, she was able to identify what competencies required additional training.  She researched the training opportunities available and considered what was needed in-house.

Tiff’s 20 plus years with the firm provide an excellent foundation to know what trainings were needed. For the 2017 Tax Boot Camp, she recommended adding additional time to run through a tax return after all of the attendees completed their training to determine if new staff had the information they needed for busy season.  This was very beneficial and it was well-received by the participants.

Tiff’s ability to mentor staff at all levels continues to support efficiencies for clients today but also in the future. Her high-level perspective on professional development trickles throughout the Tax Business Unit. She not only leads the training team, but also sets the training topics.  She does an outstanding job of communicating with Maggie, the Tax BUD and BUAs to ensure she is covering what needs to be addressed in all firm-wide training endeavors.

Not only have Tiff’s efforts benefitted the Tax Business Unit, they have also served as a model and inspiration for other business units to accomplish similar tasks. This includes tying the firm’s training to the core competencies as well as defining learning tracks for all staff levels. Tiff persevered in developing the training program through staff changes in Human Resources by keeping focused on training goals. She has also identified training resources through the BDO Alliance and CCH.

 

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Dan Vuckovich, shareholder, has been named the 2017 Recipient of the George D. Anderson Distinguished Service Award

Dan Vuckovich, shareholder, has been named the George D. Anderson Distinguished Service Award recipient for 2017.  Read on to see what this award looks for in a recipient:

George D. Anderson Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award is MSCPA’s highest honor, recognizing a member who has served the profession or the public with distinction.

The purpose of the award is to recognize CPAs who have demonstrated a commitment to:

  1. enhancing the profession whether locally, nationally, or internationally and/or
  2. serving the public.

In evaluating nominations, the Montana Society Board of Directors will consider the nominee’s accomplishments in the following areas:

  • Service to the Montana Society of CPAs as an officer, Board member, committee member, legislative   spokesperson, CPE speaker, researcher, and Line Items contributor, as well as other types of activities that enhance the profession’s stature.
  • Service to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, as an officer, committee member, researcher, speaker, or exam grader/contributor.
  • Service to other national organizations which contribute to the overall strength of the accounting profession, such as the Financial Accounting Standards Board, the Governmental Accounting Standards Board, the Institute of Management Accountants, the American Accounting Association, and other recognized organizations that directly influence the accounting profession.
  • Service to international accounting organizations such as the International Financial Accounting Committee.
  • Active participant in various community, charitable, and civic activities on a local, state, or national level.
  • Assumed responsibility for a significant civic or charitable undertaking on a local, state, or national level.
  • Service in the community, state, or nation in an outstanding manner as an appointed or elected official.
  • Presented speeches or published significant articles designed to encourage participation in, or support of community, civic, or charitable causes

​ Click here​ for more information from the MSCPA

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Advanced Accounting Issues for Nonprofits

Plan to attend the 4th Annual Advanced Accounting Issues for Nonprofits Conference and complete the registration form below.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Best Western Plus GranTree Inn in Bozeman, MT

Click here for the agenda topics. Check back soon for more information!

Who should attend: CPAs, CFOs, Controllers, and others who record and report financial transactions

Cost: $195 for first participant from your organization, $150 for each additional attendee. CPE credit is available.  For information on our refund policy, click here.

Need lodging for May 23, 2017? Contact the Best Western Plus GranTree Inn at 406.587.5261.  Request group block AZ Nonprofit Conference or Group Code AZ522217.  Rooms are available for $94/night + tax.  Room block release date is April 28, 2017.

Need more information: email Claire Irwin, Administrative Professional, or call 406.442.1040

 Advanced Accounting Issues for Nonprofits Registration form below.   

Registration deadline is May 12.


 

Organization Name *

Billing Address *

City *

State *

Zip *

Phone *


Attendee 1 ($195)

Name for Badge *

Email *

Special Food Allergies?

Do you need CPE for attending?
YesNo

Which afternoon breakout session does this attendee plan on attending? Please select from the dropdown below:*


Attendee 2 ($150)

Name for Badge

Email

Special Food Allergies?

Do you need CPE for attending?
YesNo

Which afternoon breakout session does this attendee plan on attending? Please select from the dropdown below:


Attendee 3 ($150)

Name for Badge

Email

Special Food Allergies?

Do you need CPE for attending?
YesNo

Which afternoon breakout session does this attendee plan on attending? Please select from dropdown below:

Do you need lodging? Contact Best Western Plus GranTree Inn at 406.587.5261. Request group block AZ Nonprofit Conference or Group Code AZ522217.
Rate: $94/night + taxes.
Group block release date: April 28, 2017.


Please make check payable to Anderson ZurMuehlen and include a copy of your email confirmation when mailing your check. Mail to Anderson ZurMuehlen, Attn. Claire Irwin, P.O. Box 1040, Helena, MT 59624-1040.

Payment is due prior to event.

Select the send button for an email confirmation.

For more information contact Claire Irwin, Administrative Professional at 406.442.1040.

*indicates required information.