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Bader Martin Announces New Principals: Stephanie Ritchie and Scott Usher
January, 2014: Bader Martin announces newly promoted principals: Stephanie Ritchie, CPA, CGMA and Scott Usher, MST, CPA.

Bader Martin Announces New Principals: Stephanie Ritchie and Scott Usher
November, 2013: Philip Brandt, CPA — a member of the firm's not-for-profit practice group — speaks at the 2013 Washington Society of CPAs' annual Not-for-Profit Conference on

Bader Martin Named One of the Country's Best CPA Firms
August, 2013: Bader Martin is recognized as one of the 50 Best of the Best accounting firms in the nation for 2013 by INSIDE Public Accounting. The list is compiled based on an independent analysis of more than 70 metrics. We were also included among the fastest growing firms, the Best of the Best Fastest-Growing Firms list.

Bader Martin Named Best Place to Work
June 2013: Bader Martin is once again named to Seattle Business magazine's list of Washington's 100 Best Companies to Work For.

Bader Martin Recieves Workplace Flexibility Award
October 2012: For the fifth consecutive year, Bader Martin received the Alfred P. Sloan award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility. This award is given to employers that successfully develop a flexible workplace that achieves employee and organizational goals.

Bader Martin Named Best Place to Work
June 2012: Bader Martin was once again named to Seattle Business magazine's list of Washington's 100 Best Companies to Work For.

Bader Martin's Professionals Included Among Seattle's Best CPAs for 2012
January 2012: Two members of Bader Martin's high net worth practice are among Seattle's best CPAs according to an independent study of client satisfaction sponsored by Seattle Magazine: Rodney Fujita and Chris Strand.  

Bader Martin Announces New Principals
November 2011: Steven Bishop and Mark Hanson have joined Bader Martin as principals in the firm's audit and assurance practice.

Bader Martin Announces New Senior Managers
November 2011: Bader Martin welcomes Dawna Munson and Shawn Van Horn as new senior managers in the firm's audit and assurance practice.

Bader Martin's Bryan Avery Wins Prestigious Elijah Watt Sells Award
November 2011: We're delighted to announce that Bryan Avery, staff accountant in Bader Martin's tax practice, has been named a receipient of the AICPA's prestigious Elijah Watt Sells award for his outstanding achievement on the CPA exam.To earn the award, Bryan had to pass all sections of the CPA exam on his first attempt and place among the nation's ten highest cumulative scores for the year.

Bader Martin Recieves Workplace Flexibility Award
October 2011: For the fourth consecutive year, Bader Martin was awarded the Alfred P. Sloan award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility. This award is given to employers that successfully use workplace flexibility to achieve employee and organizational goals.

Bader Martin Participates in the 2011 Washington State Nonprofit Conference and Expo
May, 2011: We're attending and exhibiting at the 2011 Washington State Nonprofit Conference and Expo at the Meydenbauer Center on Friday, May 6. As a client or contact of Bader Martin, you're eligible for a special discount on your conference registration fee if you use Discount Code s2011 when you register.

Bader Martin's Professionals Included Among Seattle's Best CPAs for 2011
January 2011: Four members of Bader Martin's high net worth practice are among Seattle's best CPAs according to an independent study of client satisfaction sponsored by Seattle Magazine: David Stiefel, Alvin Martin, Scott Usher and Roslyn Houtman. 

Bader Martin Named One of the Country's Best CPA Firms
October, 2010: Bader Martin is recognized as one of the 25 Best of the Best accounting firms in the nation for 2010 by INSIDE Public Accounting. The list is compiled based on an independent analysis of more than 50 metrics.

Bader Martin Makes National List of Best Accounting Firms to Work For
September, 2010: Bader Martin earns national recognition as one of this year's Best Accounting Firms to Work For, as compiled by Acounting Today

Bader Martin Wins Food Frenzy
July 2010: Bader Martin was awarded second place among the region's CPA firms competing in the annual Food Frenzy challenge to raise funds for Food Lifeline and support our community's hungry children and families.

Bader Martin Named Best Place to Work
June 2010: Bader Martin was named to Seattle Business magazine's list of Washington's 100 Best Companies to Work For. This was the third year in a row for Bader Martin and we were the only accounting firm honored this year.

Bader Martin Recieves Workplace Flexibility Award
June 2010: Bader Martin was awarded the 2010 Alfred P. Sloan award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility. This was the third year in a row for Bader Martin.

Sharron O'Donnell is Panelist for Webinar on Nonprofit Cost Allocation 
June 2010: On June 30, Sharron O'Donnell, director of Bader Martin's not-for-profit practice, copresented the webinar Nonprofit Cost Allocation Plan Strategies: Crafting an Effective Plan to Distribute Direct and Indirect Expenses, sponsored by Strafford. A recorded, on demand version is available from Strafford. 

Bader Martin's Professionals Included Among Seattle's Best CPAs for 2010
November 2009: Six members of Bader Martin's high net worth practice are among Seattle's best CPAs according to an independent study of client satisfaction sponsored by Seattle Magazine: Allan Steinman, Chris Strand, David Stiefel, Rodney Fujita, Susan Queary, and Roslyn Houtman.  

Bader Martin Announces Fall 2009 Recruiting Schedule
September 2009: Bader Martin kicks off its fall recruiting schedule on September 25 with the Central Washington University Accounting Social held at the Rock Salt Steakhouse. 

Bader Martin Principal Appointed to Quality Assurance Review Committee
August 2009: David Stiefel is appointed to the Washington State Board of Accountancy's Quality Assurance Review Committee

Bader Martin Wins Food Frenzy
July 2009: Bader Martin was awarded second place among the region's CPA firms competing in the annual Food Frenzy challenge to raise funds for Food Lifeline and support our community's hungry children and families.

Bader Martin Recieves Workplace Flexibility Award
July 2009: Bader Martin was awarded the 2009 Alfred P. Sloan award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility.

Bader Martin Named Best Place to Work
June 2009: Bader Martin is named to Seattle Business magazine's list of 100 Best Companies to Work for 2009.

Walt Smith Named Professional of the Year
May 2009: Walt Smith, CPA, and Bader Martin's managing principal was named 2009 Professional of the Year by the University of Washington chapter of Beta Alpha Psi. 

Chris Strand Joins University of Redlands Board of Trustees
May 2009: Chris Strand, MST, CPA, and Bader Martin principal was appointed to the University of Redlands Board of Trustees. 

Chris Strand Earns PFS Credential
March 2009: Chris Strand, MST, CPA, and Bader Martin principal has earned the AICPA's Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) credential. 

United Way Recognizes Bader Martin
2009: Bader Martin is nominated for 2008-2009 Leadership Giving Award and Most Significant Increase Award by United Way.

Brad Berg Joins Bader Martin
January, 2009: Bader Martin welcomes new principal, Brad Berg, to the firm's accounting and assurance services practice.

Bader Martin Announces New Principals
January 2009: Bader Martin promotes Mary Dickinson to principal in the firm's tax practice and its accounting and assurance services practice and Susan Queary to principal in the firm's tax practice.

Bader Martin Named Region's Tenth Largest CPA Firm
November 2008: Bader Martin is the Puget Sound's tenth largest CPA firm, according to the Puget Sound Business Journal's list of the twenty-five largest CPA firms in the region. 

David Stiefel Named Among Seattle's Best CPAs for 2009
December 2008: Bader Martin principal David Stiefel is one of Seattle's best CPAs according to an independent study of client satisfaction sponsored by Seattle Magazine. 

Chris Strand Named to EPC's Executive Committee
2008: Chris Strand, Bader Martin principal and director of the firm's high net worth practice, has  been elected to serve on the Executive Committee of the Estate Planning Council of Seattle.

Bader Martin Wins Food Frenzy
September 2008: Bader Martin was awarded first place among the region's CPA firms competing in the annual Food Frenzy challenge to raise funds for Food Lifeline and support our community's hungry families.

Bader Martin Recieves Workplace Flexibility Award
2008: Bader Martin was awarded the 2008 Alfred P. Sloan award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility.

Bader Martin Named Best Place to Work 
2008: Bader Martin is among the area's Best Places to Work according to Seattle Business Monthly.

Bader Martin Announces Fall 2008 Recruiting Schedule
September 17: On-campus Recruiting, Gonzaga University
October 2: BAP Meet the Firms, University of Washington
October 3: Meet the Professionals Night, Crown Plaza Hotel
October 20: On-campus Recruiting, University of Washington
October 21: On-campus Recruiting, Seattle Pacific University
October 23: On-campus Recruiting, Seattle University
October 24: On-campus Recruiting, Western Washington University
October 27: On-campus Recruiting, Washington State University
November 6: GAAP Snack, Seattle University

Bader Martin Adopts Compressed Summer Workweek
Bader Martin will follow an alternative work schedule from mid-May through mid-August, working longer hours Monday through Thursday and generally taking Fridays off. 

David Stiefel and Chris Strand Named Best CPAs for 2008
2008: Bader Martin shareholdersDavid Stiefel and Chris Strand are among Seattle's best CPAs according to an independent study of client satisfaction sponsored by Seattle Magazine.  

Bader Martin's David Stiefel  Speaks on Fiduciary Accounting at WSBA Seminar
2008: David Stiefel presented a session on fiduciary accounting and tax requirements entitled “Keeping Things Straight: Accounting, Bookkeeping and Taxes” at the Washington State Bar Association “Advising the Nonprofessional Fiduciary” seminar. on February 8. 

Bader Martin Professionals Present Estate/Trust Seminar
2007: David Stiefel and Susan Queary presented the one-day seminar Accounting for Estates and Trusts in Washington on October 30. 

David Stiefel Named a Best Personal Wealth Manager for 2007
2007: David Stiefel, CPA and Bader Martin shareholder, is one of Seattle's best personal wealth managers according to an independent study of client satsifaction sponsored by Seattle Magazine. 

Sharron O'Donnell Elected Chair of United Way's Audit Review Committee
2007: Sharron O'Donnell, CPA and Bader Martin senior manager, has been elected Chair of the Washington State Board of Accountancy.  

Sharron O'Donnell Elected Chair of the Washington State Board of Accountancy
2007: Sharron O'Donnell, CPA and Bader Martin senior manager, has been elected Chair of the Washington State Board of Accountancy. 

Bader Martin Named Region's Tenth Largest CPA Firm
October 2006: Bader Martin is the Puget Sound's tenth largest CPA firm, according to the Puget Sound Business Journal's list of the twenty-five largest CPA firms in the region.  In 2005, Bader Martin was the twelfth largest firm.

Bader Martin Wins United Way Award
October 2006: Bader Martin earns United Way's Outstanding Employee Campaign Award for 2005 - 2006. The award recognizes companies with workplace giving campaigns that achieve exceptional results.  

Bader Martin Wins Award for Food Frenzy
July 2006: Bader Martin earned a third-place award among accounting firms participating in the annual Puget Sound Food Frenzy competition to raise funds for Food Lifeline. Our firm was also recognized for achieving 100% employee participation.  

Bader Martin's Newsletter Wins National Award
June 2006: Bader Martin's newsletter, The Advisor, earned the national award for accounting firm newsletters at this year's Association for Accounting Marketing (AAM) conference.  

Sharron O'Donnell Is Elected Vice Chair of the Washington State Board of Accountancy
2006: Sharron O'Donnell, CPA and Bader Martin senior manager, has been elected Vice Chair of the Washington State Board of Accountancy. Initially appointed to the Board by the Governor in 2002, Sharron has served on the Independence Committee and as Co-Chair of the Qualifications Committee. Her appointment extends through mid 2008. 

Bader Martin Welcomes New Shareholder, Bart Wilson
February 2006: Bart Wilson, MBA, CPA, joins Bader Martin as a shareholder in the firm's Accounting and Assurance Services practice. One of a select number of practicing CPAs in the region with extensive experience in both public practice and private industry, Bart will serve as Bader Martin's Director of Audit Services.  

Bader Martin Shareholder David Stiefel Earns PFS Credential from AICPA
December 2005: David Stiefel has been awarded the Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) credential by the American Institute of CPAs. Requirements to earn the credential include passing a technical exam as well as demonstrating significant related experience. Currently, less than one percent of CPAs have earned this credential.

Bader Martin Ross & Smith is Now Bader Martin
October 2005: Bader Martin announced a new name, logo and look. We've grown and evolved as a firm over the years, adding new services and developing as business advisors, so updating our image makes good sense.

Bader Martin Launches Major Update to Website: www.badermartin.com
October 2005: The new Bader Martin website is designed to provide you with current information, tools and resources. We will continue to update and expand the information and the tools available to you online here at www.badermartin.com.


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