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Anderson ZurMuehlen Open House Schedule

Are you a positive energetic person looking for an opportunity to grow professionally? We’re hosting a recruiting open house for college accounting/business/computer science majors. Students will tour the office and learn more about public accounting.

Helena Office: Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 5:00-7:00 p.m. at 828 Great Northern Blvd.

Please RSVP to Megan Raskovich by email or 406.442.1040.

Bozeman Office: Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 5:00-7:00 p.m. at 1019 East Main, Ste. 201

Please RSVP to Charity Wentz by email or 406.556.6160.

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Jenny Taylor is Named One of 20 Under 40 by Helena Independent Record

 

Jenny Taylor was recently named one of 20 under 40 by the Helena IR this year.  ​This award is meant to honor those who are working tirelessly for their communities in moving Helena forward into the future. Recipients of this ​award have been nominated by the community of Helena and the Helena Valley.

Click here to read more about Jenny Taylor’s award.

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Anderson ZurMuehlen Attends the Annual MSCPA Conference

At the Montana Society of CPAs Annual Conference in Billings last week several staff were honored including Dan Vuckovich with the George D. Anderson Distinguished Service Award, Gary Carlson with the inaugural Community Service award and Krystal Stewart with the Outstanding Young CPA Award.

Gary Carlson, Shareholder, Operations, Helena, was awarded the MSCPAs inaugural Community Service Award for his role in creating the annual Spirit of Service day. This Helena event has been going 17 years and includes 30 partner organizations, and over 500 volunteers.

A large number of Anderson ZurMuehlen employees from the firm were able to attend the MSCPA conference to support the award winners, network with other attendees and earn CPE credit.​

Krystal Stewart, Shareholder, Tax, Helena was the recipient of the 2017 MSCPA Outstanding Young CPA Award. Steven Johnson, Manager, Tax, Helena was the 2016 recipient.​

​​Dan Vuckovich, Shareholder, Consulting, Great Falls, was presented the 2017 George D. Anderson Distinguished Service Award. The award is given to a member of MSCPA to recognize contributions to the accounting profession and involvement in community, charitable and civic activities.

Pictures (left) Dan is with Rick Reisig, Shareholder, Attest, Great Falls.  Dan received the 2014 George D. Anderson Distinguished Service award.​

(righ​t) Dan is with his wife, Verna, and father ​Gene Vuckovich

Pictured from left to right: Bob Thennis (CSD, GTF), Amy Forsman (Tax, GTF), Erin Stockwell (Tax, GTF), Karina Ragan (Tax, GTF), Dana Cade (Tax, Helena), Erin Furr (Tax, GTF),  Megan Connors  (Attest, GTF), Sarah Stanger (Attest, GTF), Francine Cooper (Attest, GTF)  with Dan V photobombing!  

To see the videos of Krystal, Gary and Dan accepting their rewards, click the links below:

Gary’s Award​

​​​Krystal’s Award

Dan’s Award​

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Pat Sassano is the next Visionary Award Winner

 

Pat has provided significant leadership in the Consulting Business Unit and demonstrated the characteristics for which the firm’s Visionary Award program are all about. It was Pat’s innovation, persistence and passion that compelled the firm’s board of directors to approve a significant investment in cloud servers to host data and provide virtual desktop services to the firm, which then led to the roll-out of DaaS to third-party enterprises.

This subscription fee business model, and user satisfaction of the firm’s fast-growing DaaS consulting practice are no less than visionary. Pat’s ability to communicate the potential of DaaS internally and to clients demonstrates the impact of connecting a desktop from any device, anywhere, anytime has provided new opportunities for the firm.​

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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.

Watch Gary receive his award from MSCPA here!

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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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