DGN Named One of America’s Top Recommended Tax and Accounting Firms by Forbes Magazine
Dennis, Gartland & Niergarth (DGN), northern Michigan’s largest locally owned, full-service public accounting firm, was named one of America’s Top Recommended Tax and Accounting Firms for 2020 by Forbes Magazine. From more than 18,000 firms, DGN was one of only 202 companies selected to make the tax category – and the only one based in northern Michigan.
“It’s an honor for DGN to be recognized by Forbes as one of the Top Recommended Tax and Accounting Firms in the nation,” said managing partner Shelly Bedford. “This honor demonstrates our firm’s commitment to client service, advanced training, teamwork, and delivering results to our clients, staff and colleagues.”
Forbes undertook the project in light of the sweeping changes to the accounting landscape in recent years and possible changes after the next presidential election. High recommendations are a key starting point in finding the right accounting firm to help them navigate these tricky tax waters.
To generate the Top Recommended Tax and Accounting Firms list, Forbes partnered with research company, Statista, to distribute a survey to various tax and accounting professionals including CPAs, tax lawyers, accountants, CFOs, and more. The survey asked participants to select the top ten tax and top ten accounting firms they would recommend based on their professional experience.
DGN was also recently named a 2019 “Best of the Best” and “Top 400” firm in the United States by INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA). This is the third consecutive year that DGN has been recognized by IPA.
Dennis, Gartland & Niergarth is northern Michigan’s largest, locally owned, full-service public accounting firm. Founded in 1973, the firm is based in Traverse City, Michigan with a team of experienced, highly trained staff dedicated to providing outstanding accounting, tax and consulting services to businesses and individuals throughout the state and beyond. DGN's guiding principle is – Our clients’ success is our business.
The DGN team is led by several partners with broad expertise in public accounting and its many services:
- Thomas E. Gartland, MBA, Founding Partner, Retired
- Brad P. Niergarth, CPA
- James G. Shumate, CPA, MST
- Robert C. Thompson, CPA, CVA, MBA
- Michael D. Shaw, Retired
- Mary F. Krantz, CPA, CHBC
- Shelly K. Bedford, CPA, MST, CVA
- Heidi M. Wendel, CPA, CFE
- Shelly A. Ashmore, CPA, MST
- James M. Taylor, CPA, CFP®
- Trina B. Edwards, CPA, CGFM
- John A. Blair, CPA
- James V. Cusenza, CPA
- Laurie A. Bamberg, CPA