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Professional Services

Our firm has many years of experience in providing tax, audit, accounting, and consulting services to a number of niche industries, including engineering, law, and insurance. Ketel Thorstenson, LLP (KTLLP) is pleased to have put together a specialized group that delivers focused services to each of these industries.

While engineers face various accounting questions and concerns in their day-to-day operations, such as financial management and economic viability, attorneys often deal with accounting evidence in legal issues and require the expert witness of professional auditors and financial experts, amongst other things. As a “numbers-oriented” industry, insurance companies will also often rely on a specialized CPA to spearhead complex transactions, keep corporate books, and conduct financial reporting.

At KTLLP, we’ve established many “Friends for Life” relationships with engineers, attorneys, and insurance agents who offer professional and personal services in Rapid City, Custer, Spearfish, South Dakota and the Black Hills. Also, in our newest office in Gillette, Wyoming. As with each industry we represent, we recognize the dynamic nature of each professional area and strive to fine-tune our services to meet our clients’ needs.

Our years of experience make us a valuable resource for clients who need consultation and strategic solutions. At KTLLP, our team of talented CPAs and professional staff are constantly on the hunt for new and better ways to not only save your money, but to increase your efficiency and maximize your results. Call KTLLP today or submit a quick request for services form on the contact us page.

KTLLP CAN HELP YOU WITH

Tax Return Prep & Planning

Audits, Reviews & Compilations

Business Valuation & Projections

Business & Transaction Consulting

Expert Witness Testimony

Contact us about our Professional Services

Denise Webster

Partner
(605) 716-8686
Denise Webster

Partner

MEET DENISE
Originally from Belle Fourche, Denise joined Ketel Thorstenson in 1991. She specializes in tax services including estates, gifts, and trusts. In January of 2012, Denise became the managing partner (COO), the firm’s primary leadership role.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Black Hills State University

CERTIFICATION
CPA
PFS, Personal Financial Specialist

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
South Dakota CPA Society (SDCPA)
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Member of West River Estate & Financial

(605) 716-8686
Rapid City

Jess Weaver

Partner
(605) 559-1708
Jess Weaver

Partner

MEET JESS
Jess Weaver is an energetic Certified Public Accountant who started working for Ketel Thorstenson as an intern in 2008. He joined the firm full time in January 2010 and works in most areas of tax preparation. He is a Partner in the Spearfish office. He specializes in tax planning and preparation for corporations, partnerships, trusts, estates and individuals with an emphasis in family business, franchising, and multi entity tax structures.

EDUCATION
Bachelor

(605) 559-1708
Rapid City

Paul Thorstenson

Partner
(605) 716-8994
Paul Thorstenson

Partner

MEET PAUL
Paul joined Ketel Thorstenson in 1986. He has had the pleasure to follow in his father’s footsteps (Bud Thorstenson) in the leadership of the firm. He is a partner in the Rapid City office, and previously served as the CEO of KTLLP’s executive partner committee. To those who know him, Paul is eager and excited to assist clients with complex tax issues and strategic business planning. Paul mentors the Business Valuation

(605) 716-8994
Rapid City

Carrie Christensen

Manager
Carrie Christensen

Manager

MEET CARRIE

Carrie joined Ketel Thorstenson in 2013 and is now a Manager in the Tax Department in the Rapid City office. She works with individuals and businesses from all industries including construction, medical, and other professional service businesses. She also has experience communicating with the IRS and can assist you in resolving IRS issues.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of Maryland University College
Master of Business Administration and Management, University

605-716-8689
Rapid City

Traci Fitting

Manager
Traci Fitting

Manager

MEET TRACI

Traci is an Enrolled Agent and tax accountant with over 20 years’ experience, specializing in business taxes (Corporate, Partnership, LLC, Sole Proprietorship) and personal taxes. Traci joined Ketel Thorstenson, LLP in 2009, where she developed specialties in advising clients on the advantages and disadvantages of various business structures available and assisting with IRS issues, such as audits and letters. As a Tax Manager, Traci conducts detailed reviews of tax returns and

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