Meet the consultants of Denman & Company. Their experience and expertise can’t be matched, and we’re pleased to have them on the team.

Tom Ahlers, CPA – Consultant

Tom Ahlers joined Denman & Company more than 40 years ago, serving as Managing Partner for 26 years and continues to share his expertise as a consultant. Tom specializes in professional services such as physicians, medical groups and other health care delivery systems relative to operational matters, strategic planning, tax consulting, growth strategies and compensation models. He has also worked with small and medium sized insurance agencies, auto dealerships, credit unions, finance companies, franchisors, small loan companies, and publishing.

Education

  • BA in Business Administration, Loras College, accounting emphasis

Memberships

  • Member, Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, American Institute of CPAs
  • Member, Medical Group Management Association

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Bruce Cahill, CPA, J.D. – Consultant

Bruce Cahill has more than 35 years of experience in public accounting, and has worked extensively with commercial clientele in such diverse areas as construction, real estate, higher education, health care, and continuing care retirement communities. His particular area of expertise includes mergers and acquisitions, business reorganizations and sales, and financial transactions, and today he assists numerous clients with tax reporting and planning for federal, state, and payroll issues.

Education

  • BA in Economics, Loras College
  • JD, University of Iowa College of Law

Memberships

  • Member, Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, American Institute of CPAs

Community Involvement

  • Former board member, Generations, Inc.
  • Former board member, Alliance for Arts and Understanding

Contact Bruce Cahill:

Tim Rice, CPA – Consultant

A Des Moines resident for nearly 40 years and a CPA since 1975, Tim Rice specializes in financial reporting, income tax, and consulting services for closely held businesses and nonprofit organizations. His expertise stretches across a number of diverse areas, including construction, farming, manufacturing, and service-related industries.

Education

  • BA in Accounting, Parsons College

Memberships

  • Member, Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, American Institute of CPAs

Contact Tim Rice:

Duane Tolander, CPA/ABV, CVA – Consultant

With more than 35 years as a certified public accountant, Duane Tolander specializes in business valuations for acquisitions, divorce, estate, and income tax purposes, and in stock buyouts as well. He has served as an expert witness in cases involving these areas, and additionally has extensive experience consulting with closely held businesses on succession planning issues, mergers and acquisitions, and business loan negotiations. Duane is also an authority on ESOP viability and feasibility studies, and is in demand as a public speaker on these issues and more.

Education

  • BA in Business Administration, Coe College, accounting emphasis

Memberships

  • Member, Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, American Institute of CPAs
  • Member, Certified Valuation Analysts
  • Member, ESOP Association
  • Member, National Center for Employee Ownership
  • Member, Financial Planning Association

Contact Duane Tolander:

Mark Wackerbarth, CPA, CFF, CGMA – Consultant

Joining the firm in 1976, Mark’s principal areas of practice include Auditing and Accounting and Litigation Support Services.  In 2008, Mark earned the designation of Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) and in 2012 became a Chartered Global Management Accountant, both designations from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mark’s areas of specialization include construction, healthcare and financial forensics.

Education

  • BA in Industrial Administration, Iowa State University, accounting emphasis

Memberships

  • Member, Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants, Past President
  • Member, American Institute of CPAs, current AICPA Council Member

Contact Mark Wackerbarth:

Jamie Ward, CPA – Consultant

Jamie Ward joined Denman & Company in 1969 and today specializes in corporate, partnership, individual, fiduciary, and not-for-profit taxation matters. Jamie has also served as president and board member of the Iowa Society for Certified Public Accountants, and has received that organization’s Distinguished Service Award. She regularly speaks to organizations on the topic of taxation, and is a published author who has been quoted in a variety of national and local publications.

Education

  • BBA, Accounting and Business Education, University of Iowa

Memberships

  • Member, Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, American Institute of CPAs

Community Involvement

  • Former Treasurer, Iowa Client Security Commission
  • Past Appointed Member, Iowa Sarbanes-Oxley Task Force
  • Former Member, Wednesday Tax Forum

Contact Jamie Ward: