LWBJ welcomes eight new associates to the firm

WEST DES MOINES, June 1, 2016 – LWBJ Managing Partner Paul Juffer has announced the appointment of eight new associates to the firm.

Andrew Howell, Audit Staff, was most recently with Deloitte as an Audit Assistant. He graduated from Drake University with a double major in Business Finance and Accounting. He received his Master’s degree from Drake in 2015.

Andy Zajicek, Tax Manager, has more than six years of public accounting experience. Prior to joining LWBJ, he was with PwC in Minneapolis. Andy focuses on tax compliance and consulting. He provides expertise on business structure and organization, and he holds CPA licenses in both Iowa and Minnesota. Andy received his BBA in Accounting in 2009 and his M.Ac in 2010, both from the University of Iowa.

Bryn Smith, Tax Senior, was a Senior Tax Accountant with Koppenhaver & Associates in Mount Vernon, where he served the tax planning and compliance needs of partnerships, nonprofits, corporations and individuals. He received his BA in Accounting and Finance from the University of Iowa. Bryn received his CPA license in 2014.

Dustin Murray, Audit Staff, was most recently Accounting Manager for Radiant Complexions Dermatology Clinic. He was previously an Audit Associate with PwC, where he supported audit engagements focused on insurance operations and statutory accounting. He received his BS in Accounting and Business Administration from Drake University.

Serena Robinette, Audit Staff, is a recent graduate of Simpson College with a double major in Accounting and Finance. She received her CPA license in 2016.

Lisa Miller, Staff Accountant, was most recently an Assistant Accountant with NEU MANNagement Pork in Adel. She received her BA in Accounting and Computer Science from Simpson College in 1996.

Laura Garrett, Audit Staff, is a recent graduate of Iowa State University, where she received her BA in Accounting in 2015 and her Master of Accounting degree in 2016.

Lindsey Montgomery, Front Desk Coordinator, is an experienced legal and administrative assistant, most recently with Iowa Process Service in Des Moines. She is a graduate of Grand View University with a BA in Mass Communication/Photography.

In making the announcement, Mr. Juffer noted, “Our growth is creating significant new opportunities for both our clients and the firm, and we’re pleased to welcome these new associates to the team.”

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