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August 3, 20170

Alicia Burghduff, EA, Brady Larsen, CPA, and Gregory Miner, CPA all have been promoted to Manager. Matt Christofferson, CPA, Ali Eddy, Kristal Hamm, CPA, Joei Tieman, CPA, and Travis Vogel, CPA all have been promoted to Senior Associate.

Alicia Burghduff, EA is a Black Hills State graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with emphasis in Accounting. She joined Ketel Thorstenson in 2012 in the Accounting Services Department of the Spearfish office. She switched to the Tax Department two years ago. Burghduff enjoys working with agricultural and small business clients. She is a member of Women in Networking. She has been promoted to Manager.

Brady Larsen, CPA is a 2009 graduate of South Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Economics. Larsen joined Ketel Thorstenson in April 2012 in the Tax Department. He specializes in agriculture tax and employer healthcare reporting. He is a member of the Rapid City Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Group. He has been promoted to Manager.

Gregory Miner, CPA is a 2012 graduate of the University of South Dakota with a Master of Professional Accountancy.  Miner joined Ketel Thorstenson in January 2014 in the Tax Department. He specializes in business returns, non-profit organizations, and employer healthcare reporting. He is a member of the Rapid City Young Professionals Group and serves on the Membership/Professional Development Committee. He has been promoted to Manager.

Matt Christofferson, CPA graduated from the University of Wyoming in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and joined the Ketel Thorstenson Audit Department in January 2015. He was recently promoted to Senior Associate.

Ali Eddy joined Ketel Thorstenson in May of 2013. She graduated with honors from Black Hills State University with a Bachelor of Science in Professional Accountancy in 2014. She works in the Accounting Services Department in the Spearfish office and is also a QuickBooks ProAdvisor. She was recently promoted to Senior Associate.

Kristal Hamm, CPA graduated from National American University with a Bachelor of Sciencedegree in Accounting and Business Management in 2007 and joined  the Ketel Thorstenson Tax Department in 2014. Hamm has been recently promoted to Senior Associate.

Joei Tieman, CPA graduated from National American University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Managerial Accounting and joined the Ketel Thorstenson Tax Department in September 2014. Tieman has over eleven years of experience in manufacturing. She was recently promoted to Senior Associate.

Travis Vogel, CPA graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting in 2014 and joined the Ketel Thorstenson Tax Department in November 2014. Vogel was recently promoted to Senior Associate.

Ketel Thorstenson, LLP (KTLLP) is a full-service firm with over 60 Certified Public Accountants on staff, and offices in Rapid City, Custer, and Spearfish. KTLLP hasa rich history, serving the Black Hills community since 1936. The firm offers a variety of services including: tax planning and return preparation, audit services, QuickBooks support, Xero support, bookkeeping, payroll, business valuation, business consulting and estate planning.


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June 30, 20160

Being a business owner or executive, board member, and responsible family man/woman comes with numerous challenges; some of which are financial, tax and value related. Ketel Thorstenson wants to help by offering insight and suggestions to understand and improve the bottom line of your business or organization, and personal wealth.

Each lunch hour session will have a specific topic. The schedule and topics are as follows:

July 26: Reading & Analyzing Form 990s

The Form 990 is filled with important information, including yearly grants and contributions received by charities, how much money is paid to board members and management, and what policies a non-profit elects to have. We will cover how to read and analyze this form from different perspectives, whether you are the organization’s accountant, executive director, board member or potential donor. Come learn what you should be looking at on the Form 990.

Presenters: Jean Smith, CPA, Partner and Traci Hanson, CPA, Partner

August 16: Cap Rates- Methods & How Industry and Debt Affects a Capitalization Rate and Therefore Value

We will explore various methodologies of deriving an appropriate capitalization “cap” rate to be applied to a cash flow stream to determine overall value.  We will discuss how the industry in which the subject company operates and the specifics of such company can and should affect a cap rate.  If you have ever wondered how a company’s debt level affects value, this is a “must attend” for you.
Presenter: Ericka Heiser, MBA, CVA, Manager

August 30: Trusts- Pros & Cons

There are many reasons to set up a trust, including avoiding probate, providing for your family after your death, and stating exactly how, and when, your descendants receive their inheritance. But what are the tax implications of owning assets in a trust vs. owning the assets personally? Come learn about the different types of trusts, and the pros and cons of setting them up. Attorneys, Financial Planners, Trust Officers, and anyone who wants to learn more about trusts is welcome to attend.
Presenters: Denise Webster, CPA, PFS, Managing Partner and Michelle Minnerath, CPA, Senior Manager

Join us at our Rapid City office at 810 Quincy Street from noon – 1 p.m. for these sessions. 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.

Ketel Thorstenson, LLP has over 50 CPA’s on staff and has been serving clients across the region since 1936. With offices in Rapid City, Spearfish, Custer, and Williston, ND, the firm offers a variety of services including tax planning and return preparation, audit services, QuickBooks support, Xero support, bookkeeping, payroll, business valuation and estate planning.

Additional information can be found on the events page https://ktllp.com/news-events/events/.


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