Longtime accounting firm counts four generations of CPAs

Feb. 13, 2019

It’s official: Nelson & Nelson CPAs LLP has four generations of accountants in the family.

Jillian Nelson is now a certified public accountant. She joins her father, Chuck, and grandfather Wesley as a CPA at the state’s oldest accounting firm. Her great-grandfather James founded the firm in 1923.

Nelson began working toward her CPA exam after graduating from USD in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. She completed her MBA through the University of Sioux Falls in 2015 and has taught a tax update seminar at SDSU for tax professionals across the state since 2015. She recently was named to USD’s 30 Under 30 list of outstanding young alumni.

She passed the CPA exam in December 2018.

“Those were very intense months, working full time and studying for the exam, but at the end it’s all worth it, and I’m excited to be part of the leadership team at Nelson & Nelson CPAs” she said.

But her studying time isn’t over. Next, Nelson plans to sit for her investment adviser licenses.

Nelson & Nelson CPAs thrives in fourth generation

Longtime accounting firm counts four generations of CPAs

It’s official: Nelson & Nelson CPAs LLP has four generations of accountants in the family.

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