BDO Names Estes Tax Office Managing Partner
BDO USA, one of the nation’s leading accounting and advisory firms, announced Chad Estes has been named Tax Office Managing Partner for the Anchorage office. In his new role, Estes oversees the local tax practice and continues working with clients in various industries including construction, government contracting, real estate, natural resources, retail, and hospitality. Estes works with many Alaska Native Corporations and their subsidiaries on federal and state corporate income tax, ANCSA, ANST, and M&A issues
Committed to furthering the accounting industry and benefiting his community, Estes is an active member of the Alaska Society of Certified Public Accountants and is a frequent speaker at seminars for the Associated General Contractors of Alaska as well as the Alaska Chapter of the Construction Financial Management Association. Estes received his bachelor’s in accounting and master of accountancy from the University of Wyoming.
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Alaska Problems Require Alaska Solutions
On January 16, a fire destroyed the water plant and washeteria in the southwest Alaska village of Tuluksak. For the village of about 350 people, it was a devastating blow. The water plant was the only source of drinking water in the village, in which the primarily Yup’ik residents lack indoor plumbing and rely on honey buckets, not uncommon in the flat, swampy region.