Anderson ZurMuehlen 2020 Promotion Announcements!

Congratulations to Our Promoted Employees!

We are pleased to announce the promotions for our 2019-2020 fiscal year. At Anderson ZurMuehlen, we pride ourselves in hiring dedicated, innovative employees who improve the lives of the people they work with. Each of the following individuals work tirelessly to grow the firm and we are so excited to share more about them with you!

Brea Bauer – Shareholder

Brea Bauer, CPA, has recently been promoted to Shareholder in the Bozeman office. Bauer has audit and accounting experience related to financial statements, audits, and tax return preparation. She holds a Master of Professional Accountancy from Montana State University and has been with the firm since 2005.






Kendra Moran – Shareholder

Kendra Moran, CPA has recently been promoted to Shareholder in the Billings office. Moran, a QuickBooks ProAdvisor with a Not-for-Profit Certificate II, has experience with tax return preparation, financial statements, audits and QuickBooks. She holds a Master’s Degree in Professional Accounting and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business-Accounting from Montana State University and has been with the firm since 2006.





Kiely Thoen – Shareholder

Kiely Thoen, CPA has recently been promoted to Shareholder in the Butte office. Her background includes tax, audit and accounting experience related to financial statements, audits and tax return preparation. She holds a Master’s Degree in Accountancy and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration-Accounting from the University of Montana and has been with the firm since 2007.






Pat Sassano – Shareholder

Pat Sassano has recently been promoted to Director of Strategic Growth and Shareholder for Anderson ZurMuehlen Technology Services. Pat brings a wealth of knowledge coupled with a practical approach to clients and their technology solutions, and he also oversees business development for our PwrCloud and IT Security services. Sassano has an Associate of Applied Science in Network Administration from Helena College University of Montana and has been with the firm since 2012.





Amanda Anders – Senior Manager

Amanda Anders has recently been promoted to Senior Manager in the Missoula office. Amanda has over 19 years of experience in providing tax and accounting services to her clients, and she has extensive experience working with clients to automate and enhance their back-office processes. Anders holds an Associate of Applied Science in Accounting from the University of Montana and has been with the firm since 2006.





Jan Higgins – Senior Manager

Jan Higgins, has recently been promoted to Senior Manager in the Great Falls office. In addition to more than 22 years of experience in public accounting, Jan also has considerable experience in the private sector.   With her exposure to public and private accounting across multiple industries and businesses, she understands the importance of streamlined operational and accounting functions.   Higgins has been with the firm since 1997.





Kelsey Crampton – Senior Manager

Kelsey Crampton, CPA has recently been promoted to Senior Manager in the Billings office. She has accounting experience related to financial statements, audits and tax return preparation for individuals and businesses. Crampton holds a Master’s Degree in Accountancy and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Rocky Mountain College and has been with the firm since 2010.





Ashley Curry – Development & Opportunity Manager

Ashley Curry has recently been promoted to Development and Opportunity Manager for Anderson ZurMuehlen Technology Services. Ashley makes sure our clients have the best experience with AZTS through relationship retention and optimization.  Ashley joined Anderson ZurMuehlen in 2012, and she holds duel Bachelor’s Degrees in Business Marketing and Business Entrepreneurship from Montana State University.





Darla Smith – Manager

Darla Smith has recently been promoted to Manager in the Helena office. Smith has experience in accounting and bookkeeping including preparation of payroll checks, quarterly and annual payroll reports, monthly financial statements and maintaining the appropriate subsidiary schedules. She holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Northern Montana College and has been with the firm since 1991.





Laura Craft – Manager

Laura Craft, CPA has recently been promoted to Manager in the Helena office. Her experience includes accounting and audit examinations, evaluation of internal accounting control systems and tax preparation for individuals and small businesses. Craft has a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Carroll College and has been with the firm since 2010.






Michael Combo – Office Vice President

Michael Combo, CPA, Shareholder has recently been promoted to the Missoula Office Vice President. Combo has practiced in public accounting for over 24 years providing tax, advisory and transactional consulting to small and large businesses and their owners. He takes a proactive advisory role with clients providing solutions to complex tax issues. Combo holds Master’s Degree in Accountancy and a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Montana and has been with the firm since 2005.




Francine Cooper – Office Vice President

Francine Cooper, CPA, Senior Manager has recently been promoted to the Butte Office Vice President. Cooper has over eight years of experience providing quality attest and consulting services to her clients. Her experience includes audit examinations, internal control evaluation, financial statement preparation and analysis, and compliance audits. Cooper holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration-Accounting from Colorado State University and has been with the firm since 2016.





Tiffany Hanson – Office Vice President

Tiffany Hanson, CPA, Shareholder has recently been promoted to the Helena Office Vice President. Tiffany has over 22 years of experience in providing tax and consulting services to his clients.  Her focus has been providing business consulting, tax planning and compliance reporting for individuals, partnerships, limited liability companies, and corporations.  Hanson holds Bachelor’s Degrees in Business Administration-Accounting and Marketing and has been with the firm since 1996.





Tamara Egeland – Office Vice President

Tamara Egeland, CPA, Shareholder has recently been promoted to the Billings Office Vice President. She has significant accounting experience in areas of compilation and review of financial statements, and her tax experience includes income tax planning and return preparation.  Egeland holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration-Accounting and has been with the firm since 1998.





We also want to congratulate all our employees who were promoted to Senior, Supervisor, and Staff II :

To Senior : Angela Smith – Attest, Jacob Popp – Attest, Josh Wike – Attest, JT Linder – Tax, Mari Jean Bellander – CSD, and Veronica Carey – CSD.

To Supervisor : Amy Cristaldi – CSD, Cassandra Zuelke – CSD, Cayley Fish – Tax, Dylan Dahl – Attest, Jerraca Allhands – Attest, Jordan Wilson – Attest, Mandy Smith – Tax, and Will Parnell – Attest.

To Staff II : Brandon Gfeller – Tax, Dani Stevenson – CSD, Jesse Barbaro – CSD, Jinnie Nichols – CSD, Julia Peterson – Attest, Missy Boucher – CSD, Robert Holden – Tax, and Sarah Meade – Attest.

Anderson ZurMuehlen & Co., P.C. is a top 200 CPA and business consulting firm with over 63 years of experience. As the largest Montana-owned CPA firm, they serve clients throughout the United States and have seven office locations.

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