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Spring 2015 Recruiting Calendar

University Date
University of Washington,
Meet the Members
April 20
Seattle Campus        
 
Seattle University,
Meet the Firms
April 27
Seattle University
Campus
 
University of Washington,                       
Beta Alpha Psi Spring Banquet
May 20
Bothell Campus
 

Kelly Nelson Speaks at the Kitsap Estate Planning Seminar
January 2015: Bader Martin Principal Kelly Nelson will speak about charitable giving myths and fears, and how to overcome them at the Kitsap Estate Planning Seminar on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at the Harrison Medical Center, Silverdale Campus.

Jason Mallon Speaks at the University of Washington
January 2015: Bader Martin manager Jason Mallon will speak at the Beta Alpha Psi accounting panel discussion on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at the University of Washington.

Bader Martin Principal Kelly Nelson Joins Fellow Board Members at Harrison Medical Center Ribbon-Cutting
November, 2014: Bader Martin principal Kelly Nelson and fellow Harrison Medical Center board members attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Harrison Bainbridge Urgent Care Center, completing years of work to open this facility to the community.

Fall 2014 Recruiting Calendar

University Date
Central Washington University, Accounting Career Fair September 26
CWU Campus, Des Moines
 
Seattle University BAP Accounting Career Fair September 30
Seattle University Campus
 
University of Washington, Meet the Professionals October 1
Tacoma Campus
 
University of Washington, Meet the Professionals October 2
Seattle Campus
 
   
Western Washington University October 17
 
University of Washington, MPacc October 20
 
Seattle University October 20
 
University of Washington October 21
Bothell Campus
 
Seattle Pacific University October 21
 
Central Washington University October 22
Lynnwood campus


Bader Martin Receives Award for Exemplary Workplace Practices
August, 2014: Bader Martin is once again awarded the When Work Works Award by the Families and Work Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management for exemplary workplace practices in the area of workplace flexibility.

Bader Martin Matches Funds for Food Lifeline Charity
July, 2014: Bader Martin raises $4,250 as part of Food Frenzy's Big Match Day, which includes $1,300 in Bader Martin matching funds.

Bader Martin Named Best Place to Work 2014
July, 2014: Bader Martin is once again named one of Washington’s 100 Best Companies to Work For by Seattle Business Magazine for the third year in a row.

Bader Martin Announces Employee Promotions
July, 2014: Bader Martin announces promoted managers & seniors:
Toni Cameron, Matt King, Laura Rodgers, Ricky Waldmann - tax seniors
Bradley Alfi and Jennifer Trautmann - accounting & assurance seniors
Bryan Avery, Eric Evans, Martha Robinson - tax managers
Phil Brandt - accounting & assurance manager
Angela Fidler, Diana Pitner - tax senior managers

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 Representative Speaks at the WSCPA Conference
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.

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.

Steve Bishop Speaks on Employee Benefit Plan Fee Disclosures
May 2013: Bader Martin principal Steve Bishop presents Accounting and Auditing Update at the May 18, 2013 Spring Seminar of the Filipino American Association of Certified Public Accountants (FAACPA).

Spring 2013 Recruiting Calendar
 
Bet Alpha Psi Banquets Date
Seattle Pacific University May 21 at 6 p.m.
McCormick and Schmicks Harborside
University of Washington May 15th at 6:00 p.m.
Anthony’s Forum, UW Dempsey Hall
Western Washington University May 9th at 6:30 p.m.
North Wood Hall
Campus Activities Date
University of Washington,
Meet the Members
April 23

Bart Wilson and Jason Mallon Speak on Financial Controls for Independent Schools
April 2013: Bader Martin principal Bart Wilson and manager Jason Mallon present Financial Controls + Fraud: Effective Strategies to Enhance One and Prevent the Other. The presentation, scheduled for Monday, April 22, 2013 at Cedarbrook Lodge, is part of the three-day PNAIS Business Officers Conference.

Susan Queary Speaks on New Tax Act 
March 2013: Bader Martin principal Susan Queary presented The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA) as part of the March 28, 2013 WSBA-CLE seminar, co-sponsored by the Washington State Bar Association Tax Section.

Mary Dickinson and Bryan Avery Speak on Federal At Risk Rules
December 2012: Bader Martin principal Mary Dickinson and senior accountant Brian Avery present At Risk Rules for S Corporations and Partnerships. The two-hour presentation is part of ASWA's Fall Tax Seminar held on Friday, December 7, 2012 at Seattle University.

TechStars Demo Day Casino Night After-Party
November 1, 2012:  Join us at ShowBox SODO in Seattle for TechStars' Casino Night After-Party, hosted by StartupSeattle. Bader Martin is a proud sponsor of this event. Additional details and registration are available online.

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.

Social Media and Democracy
September 24, 2012:  Join us Wednesday evening from 5:00 - 8:30 p.m. at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle for an exciting panel presentation developed by the MIT Enterprise Forum of the Northwest.  Bader Martin is a proud sponsor of this Enterprise Forum program. Additional details and registration are available online.     

Fall 2012 Recruiting Calendar
 
Recruiting Event Date
Central Washington University October 8, Submissions
October 16, Interviews
Seattle Pacific University October 8, Submissions
October 15, Interviews
Seattle University October 15, Submissions
October 22, Interviews
Western Washington University October 8, Submissions
October 19, Interviews
University of Washington MPAcc October 12, Submissions
October 23, Interviews
Campus Activities Date
CWU Rock Salt Networking Social September 21
University of Washington, MPAcc Accounting and Assurance Reception September 24
Seattle University, Meet the Firms October 1
University of Washington, Meet the Firms October 4
Western Washington University, Meet the Firms October 5

Steve Bishop Speaks on Employee Benefit Plan Fee Disclosures
June, 2012: Bader Martin principal Steve Bishop presented Recent Developments in Employee Benefit Plan Fee Disclosures at the June 21, 2012 meeting of the Puget Sound Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators.

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.

GeekWire Summit 2012
March 7, 2012:  Join us Wednesday at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle for GeekWire Summit 2012 celebrating GeekWire's one year anniversary. Bader Martin is a proud sponsor of this event. Additional details and registration are available online.  

Venture and Acquisition Funding: It’s a New Game!
January 25, 2012:  Join us Wednesday evening from 5:00 - 8:30 p.m. at the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) in Seattle for an exciting panel presentation developed by the MIT Enterprise Forum of the Northwest. Bader Martin is a proud sponsor of this Enterprise Forum program. Additional details and registration are available online. 

David Stiefel Speaks on Tax Issues for RDPs and Civil Unions
January, 2012: Bader Martin principal David Stiefel—along with Wendy Goffe, Esquire and Donald Read, Esquire—presents the 90-minute audio seminar Taxing Domestic Partnerships and Civil Unions: The Developing Landscape for ALI ABA on January 25. 

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

2011 Asian Hall of Fame
November, 2011:  Saturday, Seattle's Asian Hall of Fame celebrates three new inductees: Dr. Connie Mariano, the first Asian American to serve as a White House physician; Richard Cho, the first Asian American General Manager of a major NBA franchise; and Teddy Zee, Hollywood executive and producer. Bader Martin tax manager Haiying Wang served on the program committee and led our firm's participation in and sponsorship of the event. 

2011 WSCPA Not-for-Profit Conference
November, 2011:  Join us Thursday and Friday at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center in Seattle for the Washington Society of CPAs' annual Not-for-Profit Conference. We're attending and exhibiting again this year. 

Bader Martin's Annual Open House
November, 2011:  We celebrate Bader Martin's 21st anniversary at our annual open house on Thursday, November 17 between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. RSVP required.

2011 Nonprofit Governance Symposium
November, 2011:  Join us Friday at the Tacoma Convention & Trade Center for Washington Nonprofits' symposium on nonprofit governance. Dr. Cathy Trower of Harvard University is this year's keynote speaker. Bader Martin is a sponsor.

2011 Washington Family Business Awards
November, 2011:  Congratulations to the winners of this year's family business awards. The evening event, honoring family businesses selected from among our state's best, is hosted by Seattle Business magazine. We're passionate about our work with family businesses, and proud to be a sponsor of the program each year.

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.

Recruiting Calendar
Bader Martin partipates in a variety of on-campus recruiting and networking events throughout the year.

Fall 2011 Recruiting Schedule
 
Date Event
October 20 Western Washington University
October 18 Seattle University
October 17 Seattle Pacific University
October 14 University of Washington MPAcc
October 6 University of Washington, Meet the Firms
September 30 Western Washington University, Meet the Members
September 27 Seattle University Accounting Career Fair

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.

Sharron O'Donnell is Featured Speaker for United Way's Project Lead
April, 2011: Sharron O'Donnell, director of Bader Martin's not-for-profit practice, has again been asked by United Way to co-present Financial Management, What Board Members Must Know on April 31 as part of its leadership training program Project LEAD—Leadership Effectiveness and Diversity. 

David Stiefel Speaks on Family Business Succession
March, 2011: Bader Martin principal David Stiefel presented a fictional video case study, The Fall of the House of Usher, and facilitated a discussion on best practices for succession planning on March 30, for the Enterpreneurship Center at Seattle University's Albers School of Business and Economics.

David Stiefel Speaks on Tax Issues for Registered Domestic Partners  
March, 2011: Bader Martin principal David Stiefel and Graham & Dunn shareholder Wendy Goffe, JD presented Registered Domestic Partners: Selected Legal and Tax Issues at the March 3 meeting of GLEAM (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Employees at Microsoft).

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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