George Anderson Named into the Accounting Hall of Fame

Anderson ZurMuehlen is proud to announce that founding partner, George Anderson (1922-2001) was recently named into The Accounting Hall of Fame and will be formerly inducted by the American Accounting Association (AAA) in August 2018 during the organization’s Annual Meeting in National Harbor, MD. Other 2018 inductees include Mary E. Barth, Olivia F. Kirtley and Kenneth W. Stringer. The Hall of Fame, which originated at The Ohio State University in 1950, honors accountants who have made or are making, significant contributions to the advancement of accounting. Evidence of such service includes contributions to accounting research and literature, significant service to professional accounting organizations, wide recognition as an authority in some field of accounting, advancement of accounting education, and public service. Since its establishment in 1950, 93 leading accountants have been elected to the Hall of Fame. In 2017 the operations of the Accounting Hall of Fame were assumed by the AAA. The nomination process engages members of the Hall of Fame, the AAA and other professional accounting organizations.

George David Anderson a Montana native, Stanford graduate and World War II veteran, founded Anderson ZurMuehlen in October 1957 along with Carl ZurMuehlen in Helena, MT. He served as president of Anderson ZurMuehlen until 1984 and as chairman of the board from 1984 to 1987 when he retired. Additionally, he served as President of the Montana Society of CPAs in 1960, and as Chairman of the Board of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) from 1981- 82. He led the AICPA’s special committee on standards of professional conduct responding to developments brought about by high profile bank failures and corporate bankruptcies. This initiative secured changes to the governance and continuing review of CPA qualifications which are recognized as one of the seminal events in the history of the CPA profession. In addition to his professional affiliations and accomplishments, George was an active member of the business community in the City of Helena and the State of Montana serving on numerous boards and committees throughout his lifetime.

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