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Governmental Update

Elizabeth Thyer, CPA, Partner One of the hot topics from the audits last year was the Gift Law. Chapter 68B of the Code of Iowa prohibits public officials and employees from accepting or soliciting gifts from anyone defined as a restricted donor. Even if the public official or employee has a long-standing relationship or friendship...

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ACFE Global Fraud Conference

By Mark Gardiner, CPA, CFE, Partner The week of June 12, I attended the 34th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference in Seattle, Washington. There were over 5,000 who attended the conference in person and “virtually”. It included individuals who worked in law enforcement, corporate governance, cyber security, Department of Justice and risk management.  There were...

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Daniel Gardiner Memorial Scholarship Winner

By: Mark Gardiner, CPA, CFE, Partner Each year Gardiner + Company, CPA’s offers the “Daniel Gardiner Memorial Scholarship” in honor of my dad, founder of Gardiner + Company.  The scholarship is awarded to the current year’s graduates from Waukee High School who plan to attend a post secondary school and pursue a degree in accounting. ...

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NCFC 94Th Annual Meeting – Orlando, FL

Dennis Gardiner, Gardiner + Company, CPAs Managing Partner Partners Mark Gardiner, Greg Cargin and myself attended the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives Annual Meeting / Legal, Tax and Accounting Conference last week in Orlando.  We learned about key issues facing co-ops and their members.  USDA Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack was the keynote speaker to...

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