Ken Dugas ends his term with the LEADS Board

Cheyenne LEADS is a private, not-for-profit corporation serving as the economic development entity for the City of Cheyenne and Laramie County, Wyoming. Ken Dugas, Partner at McGee, Hearne and Paiz, LLP, has ended his term on the LEADS Board of Directors. At its annual meeting on April 28, 2017, Cheyenne LEADS recognized Ken for his service on the LEADS Board. Ken joined the Board in 2010. Two…

Lynn Poss Passes Last Section of CPA Exam

Lynn Poss, an audit associate at McGee, Hearne & Paiz, LLP (MHP), recently passed the final section of the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. Lynn grew up on a farm/ranch in eastern Colorado outside of the small town of Hugo, about 100 miles east of Denver. Upon graduating from high school, she decided to attend the University of Wyoming (UW). Lynn enjoyed math and doing some bookkeeping…

There's Still Time to Set Up a SEP for 2016

Self-employed individuals and small business owners can still claim a deduction on their 2016 tax return for contributions to simplified employee pensions (SEPs) that are made before their tax return due date. If you haven't set up a retirement plan yet, consider using a SEP to lower your 2016 tax bill. Here are the details on how these accounts work. Simplified Employee Pensions (SEPs) are…

Morgan Siegal Earns His Certified Valuation Analyst Accreditation

At McGee, Hearne & Paiz, LLP (MHP), our staff is always working to make themselves more valuable to the clients.  Many continuing education sessions are attended, tests are taken and certifications are earned.  Recently, a new credential was obtained by one of our employees: Senior Tax Associate Morgan Siegal earned his Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) accreditation.  Morgan has been with…

Leadership Cheyenne

At McGee, Hearne & Paiz, LLP (MHP), we know how critically important it is to invest our time in training related to technical topics as this provides the foundation for the high-quality services we provide to our clients.  However, at MHP, we also emphasize the importance of, and invest heavily in, leadership training and development.  We are not only developing the future leaders of our…

Leadership Wyoming

We take great pride in investing in and developing our people at McGee, Hearne & Paiz, LLP, as well as helping our people prepare themselves to give back to the communities in which we live and work.  We are fortunate to be able to provide a variety of opportunities of this nature to our leaders and our staff.  One program that especially excites us and provides great exposure throughout the…

Greg Vaughn Becomes Certified Trust and Financial Advisor

At McGee, Hearne & Paiz, LLC (MHP) we believe in the value of relationships and take pride in our commitment to providing close, personal attention to our clients. Our investment of time and resources in continuing professional education (CPE) is one way for us to continue providing our clients with the quality service they deserve. Senior Tax Manager, Greg Vaughn, has recently used his…

Cyber Security

The threat environment for your computer systems and data has changed dramatically with the recent rise in ransomware style attacks. This type of malware, that encrypts your data then demands a ransom payment, emerged prominently in 2013 and has become by far the dominant malware platform. The IT Consulting department of McGee, Hearne and Paiz, LLP (MHP) has some helpful information to share with…

New Hires

McGee, Hearne & Paiz, LLP (MHP) would like to take this opportunity to welcome new associates to our group.  Elizabeth Pino, Cynthia Montgomery, Constance Carlyon, Amber Huseth and Justin Jeffers all recently joined the MHP team. Elizabeth Pino joined MHP in December 2016 as our seasonal receptionist, ready to help us through another tax season. She is currently on "off time" from Brigham…

We're Ready for Tax Season

We are ready for our 2016 tax season! Another year has ended and a new one is beginning, and the tax professionals at McGee, Hearne & Paiz, LLP (MHP) are preparing for another tax season.  The goal of everyone at MHP is exceptional customer service. Our mission is to help you succeed and to partner with you as your trusted advisor. Our system and processes are designed to provide quality,…

The Joy of Giving

  McGee, Hearne & Paiz, LLP (MHP) decided to have some fun this holiday season and also contribute to some local charities. The Holiday Season tends to bring out the charitable and giving side in all of us. We here at MHP are no different from anyone else and decided to have a little holiday fun while raising awareness and giving to others.  This year, St. Joseph's Food Pantry and Toys For…

2016 STEP Conference

McGee, Hearne & Paiz, LLP (MHP) is always expanding their knowledge to better serve their clients. MHP has a unique client service niche: providing tax and accounting services to high wealth families. Services include trust administration and estate planning considerations. Ron Nimmo and Amber Nuse attended the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Wyoming 2016 International Estate…