Mary Jennifer Huffman

 Mary Jennifer Huffman, CPA, CFE

Stockholder

 

Professional Experience

Mary Jennifer Huffman (MJ) has been part of the Tompkins & Peters team since 2007 and became the Tax Department Manager in 2013.  Admitted as a Stockholder in 2017, MJ uses her knowledge and experience in accounting and taxation to provide exceptional service in the areas of entity structure, QuickBooks system design and consulting, and tax compliance, planning and preparation for clients internationally and nationwide.

Fraud Prevention

As a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Ms. Huffman combines her knowledge of complex financial transactions with an understanding of methods and law to help clients idenify and mitigate potential fraud in their organization.

Her expertise in fraud prevention, detection and deterrence allows her to identify the warning signs and red flags that indicate evidence of fraud and fraud risk.  Her skills in uncovering fraud and implementing processes to prevent fraud from occuring is an invaluable resource for clients in any industry.

Tax Return Services

Ms. Huffman has the specialized training necessary to prepare income tax returns for individuals, corporations, partnerships, and non-profits in compliance with complex Internal Revenue Service Regulations. As manager of the Taxation Department, Ms. Huffman is responsible for the tax planning and return preparation for a wide variety of entity types and industries.

In these uncertain economic times tax conditions are constantly changing. Ms. Huffman makes it her mission to stay current on changes in the tax code. Employing her tax planning services is a smart move that could save your bottom line.

Ms. Huffman is experienced in planning for major asset acquisition, sale and disposal. She is familiar with converting residences into rental properties and timing IRA contributions and distributions. She can provide sound advice to help you avoid unexpected tax liabilities and maximize your tax savings.

Audit Services

Ms. Huffman performs many of the firm’s compilations, reviews and audits. Her five years in public accounting includes extensive experience in the areas of nonprofit and governmental accounting and audits. Ms. Huffman understands the unique and complex regulations related to grant awards and OMB Circular A-133 compliance requirements. Ms. Huffman has received specialized Government Auditing Standards (Yellow Book) and OMB Circular A-133 training and is qualified to assist with these audits.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Concentration in Accounting; University of Montana

Licenses & Credentials

  • Certified Public Accountant – Montana
  • Certified Public Accountant – Nevada
  • Certified Fraud Examiner

Professional Associations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
  • Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA)
  • Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants (NSCPA)

Civic Activities

  • Missoula Businesswomens’ Network
    • Member 2011 to 2016
  • Missoula Chamber of Commerce

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