Part of the mission for Ketel Thorstenson, LLP is offering continuing education on all aspects of the accounting industry for the community at large. The popular Lunch and Learn series is back and is offering five new sessions. Ketel Thorstenson, LLP understands the struggle individuals have when it comes to managing their businesses, tax planning, retirement choices, and accounting software. The accounting firm wants to help by offering insight and suggestions to understand and improve the bottom line of your business and personal wealth.
The schedule and topics are as follows:
Aug. 22- Retirement Plans for Small to Midsize Businesses
The rules governing retirement plans are complex and the variety of plans can be staggering. Whether you already have a retirement plan or you are thinking about adding one to your employee benefit package, this informational session will help guide you as we discuss the pros and cons of various plans and the tax implications of your retirement planning.
Presenters: Traci Fitting, EA, Manager & Kristal Hamm, CPA, Associate
Aug. 29– Ag Industry Update
This session will feature a discussion on issues currently impacting the agricultural industry and how those affect your financial, tax and succession planning moving forward. Our Ag team of experts will give producers recommendations to navigate planning for future success.
Presenters: Mike Finnegan, CPA, Partner & Doug Kenoyer, CPA, Partner & Brady Larsen, CPA, Senior Associate
Sept. 12- Goodwill Value: Is it Real? Why is it Calculated?
Determining the value of goodwill or “blue sky” of a business is more technical than simply guessing. Join us to learn the mathematics and logic behind calculating goodwill value.
Presenter: Ericka Heiser, MBA, CVA, Senior Manager
Sept. 21- The State of the US Income Tax System- Media Hype and Failed Changes
As we have seen over the last 7 months, the Trump administration has announced multiple bills related to health care and tax reform. However, we have yet to see any bill pass through Congress. While it may be possible for a bill to pass before the end of the year (or even before the date of this presentation), we will be on top of any development. The most current information will be presented related to the 2017 and 2018 tax years, and give tax planning ideas to keep in mind as you approach year end.
Presenters: Kevin Sickels, CPA, Partner & Greg Miner, CPA, Senior Associate
Sept. 28- QuickBooks Online Basics
If you are new to QuickBooks Online or thinking about switching to it, this session is for you. Come learn from our QuickBooks ProAdvisor team as we cover tips and tricks to get the most out of using QuickBooks Online. Instructions on accounts payable, accounts receivable, and reporting functions will be covered while also getting familiar with the online navigation and set up.
QuickBooks ProAdvisors: Kia Smith, CPA, Senior Associate & Jessi Beeson, Associate & Nikki Ritzen, Associate
Join us at our Rapid City office at 810 Quincy Street from noon-1 p.m. for the first four sessions, and noon to 2 p.m. for the fifth (QuickBooks Online). There is a $5 fee, which includes lunch. Seating is limited. Please RSVP at least one week prior to the session to RSVP@ktllp.com or call 605-716-3284.