|Troy McKinney, CPA, rejoined Bland & Associates in 2006, and chairs the tax department. In this role he offers premium advisory services for businesses and high net worth families.
McKinney started his career at Bland in 1998. He left the firm in 2000 to pursue an interest as a controller in a few private businesses, including MECA and Tighton Tools & Fasteners, before returning to Bland & Associates in 2006. He became a shareholder in 2008. He has previously served as a controller for two local companies in the private sector which provides special insight into company operations and finances. This allows him to provide operational analysis to owners managing cash flow, preparing businesses to sell and considering merger or acquisition opportunities.
With a mother as an accountant, McKinney said the line of work was an easy choice for him. Originally from Newton, Iowa, he graduated from the University of Northern Iowa’s AACSB Accredited Business and Accounting program* with a B.S. in Accounting in 1998. He became a licensed CPA in 1999 and completed the AICPA tax levels program in 2005. In 2009, McKinney graduated from the BKR Leadership Institute program, a two-year program designated for CPA shareholders. In 2016, he completed the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP) designation. He previously held Series 7, 66 and Life and Health insurance licenses, however, he allowed these to lapse to focus on providing tax services. McKinney is currently pursuing a master of science in financial services degree with the American College of Financial Services.
McKinney stated the secret to his success is living by one of Bland’s core values, striving to be better today than yesterday.
“There is so much that goes in to making an accounting firm successful, from handling client relationships, meeting your staff expectations, as well as dealing with the federal and state regulatory oversight agencies,” he stated.
“I always give my best effort to make sure our clients and personnel know they are with the best company and will always be taken care of to the best of our abilities,” McKinney continued.
* AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) Accreditation is known, worldwide, as the longest standing, most recognized form of specialized/professional accreditation an institution and its business programs can earn.
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