Ketel Thorstenson, LLP announces the addition of a new Partner, Michelle Minnerath, CPA, effective Jan. 1, 2017. Minnerath joined the firm in November 2005 after practicing in public accounting for three years in Bismarck, ND. Minnerath serves both businesses and individuals with tax planning, return preparation, and accounting assistance. She assists all types of industries but specializes in farm and ranch, and oil and gas. Minnerath also has experience in planning and return preparation for estates and trusts.

Minnerath is an active member and volunteer with the West River Estate Planning Council, the South Dakota Planned Giving Council, and Women’s Network of Rapid City. She is also a member of the South Dakota CPA Society and the American Institute of CPAs. Minnerath graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting and Business Administration with a concentration in Financial Planning from Jamestown College in Jamestown, ND.

Ketel Thorstenson, LLP, has over 60 CPA’s on staff and has been serving clients across the region since 1936. With offices in Rapid City, Spearfish, and Custer, SD the firm offers a variety of services including tax planning and return preparation, audit services, QuickBooks support, Xero support bookkeeping, payroll, business valuation and estate planning.