As your primary advisor we are uniquely positioned to give you the personal attention, loyalty, and genuine concern that come with a local firm, while offering you broad local, national and worldwide resources.
Our professional affiliations include:
The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA)
With more than 330,000 members, the AICPA provides a tradition of unrivaled services to the profession. Many CPA's in our firm are individual members of this organization. In addition, JCCS is a member of the Private Companies Practice Section (PCPS) of the AICPAs Division for CPA Firms.
Our membership affects our clients because it means that there is greater assurance that our personnel are adequately trained and that we are keeping current on professional developments.
The Montana Society of CPAs (MSCPA)
The statewide professional organization for all Montana Certified Public Accountants. JCCS has taken and continues to take an active leadership role in the society's activities.
The National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA)
A global, professional association that supports the business valuation, litigation consulting, and fraud deterrence disciplines within the CPA and professional business advisory communities. Along with its training and certification programs, NACVA offers research support, marketing tools, software, journals, reference materials, and proprietary databases to enhance the professional capabilities and capacities of its members.
Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV)
The ABV designation is accredited by the AICPA. The mission of the ABV Credential program is to provide a community of business valuation experts with specialized access to information, education, tools, and support that enhance their ability to make a genuine difference for their clients and employers. The ABV Credential program allows credential holders to brand or position themselves as CPAs who are premier business providers. ABV Credential holders differentiate themselves by going beyond the core service of reaching a conclusion of value, by also creating value for clients through the strategic application of this analysis.
Enrolled Agent (EA)
An Enrolled Agent is a person who has earned the privilege of practicing, that is, representing taxpayers, before the Internal Revenue Service. Enrolled Agents, like attorneys and certified public accountants(CPAs), are unrestricted as to which taxpayers they can represent, what types of tax matters they can handle, and which IRS offices they can practice before.
Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist (CRPS)
The CRPS designation, awarded from the College for Financial Planning, targets professionals who design, install, and maintain retirement plans for the business community.
Associate Professional Member (APM) of the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA)
The American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries is the premier national organization for career retirement professionals. The purpose of the ASPPA is twofold: To educate retirement plan and benefits professionals and to preserve and enhance the private pension system
Personal Financial Specialist (PFS)
The AICPA has established a credential for CPAs who specialize in personal financial planning. This designation can only be acquired by CPAs who are AICPA members (binding them to the Code of Professional Conduct), have at least three years of experience in planning, and pass a comprehensive and rigorous personal financial planning exam.
Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
The CFP certification is awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. This is one of the most recognized financial planning certifications in the world. A CFP practitioner will help you discover and solve financial problems and achieve life goals by serving as both counselor and coach. Your CFP is part of an international financial planning community committed to putting your interests first and meeting the professions highest standards.
Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) administers the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) designation, which denotes proven expertise in fraud prevention, detection, deterrence and investigation. CFE's must meet stringent academic, professional and character requirements; comply with the ACFE Code of Professional Ethics; and continually build their skills through ongoing professional education.