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NEWS RELEASE: MarksNelson Accounting Firm Expands Audit And Tax Departments With New Talent

By MarksNelson on March 12, 2014 in News Releases, Tax
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Accounting Firm Adds Three Young Professionals During Recent Overall Growth Period

MarksNelson, Kansas City’s largest locally-owned accounting firm, is pleased to announce the additions of staff accountants Philip Gilmor, Olivia Kimminau, and William Oden. Both Gilmor and Oden join the firm’s audit department while Kimminau is welcomed in the tax department.

“We’re excited to add these young professionals to our team,” Managing Member Mark Radetic said. “Their various skills and work experience will contribute to our strength and efficiency, ultimately moving our clients’ business forward.”

Gilmor joins the MarksNelson audit team as a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Management Accountant. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and Masters of Accountancy degree from Truman State University. Gilmor’s past experience preparing financial statements and working closely with external auditors will be put to use in his new role at the firm. As staff accountant, he will deliver assigned financial services to clients and place premiums on timeliness, thoroughness and accuracy.

Kimminau joins MarksNelson having recently earned her Master of Accountancy with Certificate in Tax Accounting degree after receiving a Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree from Missouri State University. She brings experience preparing and reviewing individual tax returns with the Missouri State Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. In her role as staff accountant in the tax practice, Kimminau will prepare business and individual income tax returns and assist with tax planning.

“It is apparent the entire team at MarksNelson works hard to provide its clients’ with the most superior service,” Kimminau said. “I am excited to have the opportunity to work with this great team and grow as a professional.”

As staff associate, Oden brings four years of experience ranging from managing accounts payable and accounts receivable to working with owners, head accountants and customers on a daily basis. Oden earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an Emphasis in Accounting degree from Rockhurst University. As an addition to the MarksNelson audit team, he will be responsible for workpaper preparation and documentation and developing solid relationships within the firm and with clients..

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MarksNelson LLC works with clients to help safeguard and grow their businesses. Our ultimate goal is to help our clients to Move Forward. The firm provides Assurance, Accounting Services and Business Advisory, Business Valuation, Consulting, Cost Segregation, Employee Benefit Plan Audits, Litigation Support, Forensic Accounting, International Tax, State and Local Tax and Tax planning, advisory and compliance services. MarksNelson is a member of The Leading Edge Alliance, the second-largest international professional association of independently owned accounting and consulting firms, serving clients who need additional resources on a national or international level. MarksNelson has significant accounting and business advisory experience in the auto dealership, construction, insurance, manufacturing, distribution and real estate sectors. The firm was named among the 2014 Best Accounting Firms for Leadership Equity by the 2014 Accounting MOVE Project for its dedication to gender equity.