I am pleased to announce that I have obtained an Iowa “Licensed Public Accountant” designation and have formed a public accounting firm — Dinesen Tax & Accounting, P.C.

LPAs in Iowa are similar to CPAs in that we can practice public accounting. The difference is, LPAs can’t do audits of financial statements. As a solo operator, I’m not really in a position to conduct audits anyway, so the LPA meets my needs by allowing me to provide a higher level of accounting services to business clients.

DinesenTaxLogoLG_doubleThe logo for Dinesen Tax & Accounting, P.C. is similar to that of Dinesen Tax, Inc. and is shown on the left. (Thanks as always to Mike Sansone at Coverstations for his work on the logo.)

For the time being, Dinesen Tax, Inc. will continue to exist alongside Dinesen Tax & Accounting, P.C. I’ll slowly be transitioning everything over to Dinesen Tax & Accounting, P.C. and will be dissolving Dinesen Tax, Inc. There are many things that need set up, some large (applying for an electronic filing ID # with the IRS) and some small (updating letterhead, etc.).

I’ll be sending more information by mail and e-mail to clients in the next few weeks.

And look for more blog posts in the future that talk about why I pursued the LPA designation and decided to form a public accounting firm.

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