Small businesses come from big ideas. Unfortunately, no idea—however big—is immune to paperwork. Avoiding penalties, limitations, and day-to-day inefficiencies is the only way to make sure your business keeps running smoothly, so making sure your business is set up properly needs to be priority #1. Join Ann Hartz, Founder and President of Ann M. Hartz CPA & associates, for straight talk about small business success in Iowa.
Ann M Hartz is a CPA with a passion for helping other business owners focus on the parts of their business that matter to them most by taking away their concerns about day-to-day financial and bookkeeping issues. She has wanted to run her own tax practice since before going to school to become a CPA. She says, “It is always what I wanted to do from the time I did my first tax return.”
She adds: “My passion is taking a burden away from the business owner and giving them peace of mind that they will not get into trouble with the IRS and that they are doing the very best that they can in regard to their bottom line.”
Ann is a life-long resident of Iowa- born and raised in Albia and currently residing in Des Moines. She has more than 20 years of accounting and tax experience. She graduated from William Penn College in Oskaloosa, IA and worked early in her accounting career in the Southern Iowa area. She branched out on her own and opened her own Tax Practice in Albia before moving to Des Moines in 2000. She has worked for McGowen, Hurst, Clark and Smith, The Des Moines Symphony and Unity Point (formerly Iowa Health System) in different accounting capacities. She currently owns her own accounting and Tax practice in West Des Moines.
She is married to the love of her life, Bob Hartz, and together they have four children with six grandchildren and counting! She says, “I am a runner and I am very interested in staying fit and healthy as I grow old.” Ann is keen to help business owners be masters of their finances. She says: “I hope that business owners will understand how keeping the financial side of the business current will reward them with larger profits.”
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