15 Questions with Linsay Carlson, AZ Innovator

Linsay Carlson

Briefly describe a typical workday at Anderson ZurMuehlen.

A typical day at AZ is full of different ways of helping our clients. Whether I’m auditing nonprofits or employee benefits plans, drafting financial statements or preparing 990 tax returns, it’s all about helping our clients succeed.

What is your role at Anderson ZurMuehlen?

I’m a senior manager in our Attest Unit working from our Butte location.

What are three words to describe Anderson ZurMuehlen?

Innovative, trusted and caring

What do you consider your strongest contribution to our firm?

I work hard to help people learn, whether that’s other staff or clients. There’s always something new to learn, and I take my role in that to heart.

What specialties/services do you provide your clients?

I’m the lead of our Employee Benefit Plan Specialty Team, as well as a member of our Nonprofit Specialty Team. Our Employee Benefit Plan Specialty Team is a dedicated group that assists our clients with the Department of Labor’s annual audit requirements. I’m currently working toward an AICPA certificate in this field.

What do you like to do when you are not at the office?

I love to get out and take photos and travel when I get the chance. I like to show my view of the world through my camera lens and take in what the world has to offer.

What has been one of your proudest moments working with Anderson ZurMuehlen?

I’m so proud to work for a firm that gives back to the communities we serve. I get the opportunity on a regular basis whether it’s as a volunteer with Spirit of Service or providing auction services at a nonprofit fundraising event or helping Grandstreet Theatre as their Treasurer.

What inspires you?

I’m definitely inspired by our clients on a daily basis. There are so many great things going on in our communities, and I’m glad to be a small part of that.

What are five words or less for people in your profession?

Dedicated, hard-working, trustworthy and caring

What is on your wish list for the next ten years with Anderson ZurMuehlen?

I want to continue to serve our clients however that will happen in the future. With technology changing, I’m not sure what that will look like, but I’m excited to be a part of helping our clients be successful.

How has Anderson ZurMuehlen helped you in your career development?

Having access to so many experts in their fields and opportunities for learning has been a huge help in my development.

If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be?

If I have to choose just one place that would be Kauai with my family watching the waves.

Fill in the blank: My first concert was

It wasn’t my first concert, but my best was Mumford and Sons at Red Rocks … amazing!

What does your workspace look like?

I’d say it’s fairly organized, but I do have a lot of post-its on my monitors to make sure I keep all my jobs in front of me all the time. I also have some favorite photos I’ve taken on the walls.

What song title best describes your personality?

“Around the World” because I love to travel!




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