About Arnold A. Kahara Ltd Certified Public Accountants

Experienced Accountants in St. Cloud, MN

A company is only as strong as its team.

At Arnold A. Kahara Ltd Certified Public Accountants, we pride ourselves on our experienced, productive, and educated professionals. Since 1983, we have been working hard to make your business processes as easy as possible.

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    Arnie Kahara, CPA and President

    Arnie was working at a grain elevator when he made the decision to continue his education and pursue a career as a CPA. Today he works with small business owners and individuals, delivering peace of mind and helping them pay as little tax as possible. He enjoys saving his clients' money.

    In addition, Arnie enjoys traveling, reading, serving in his local church, and spending time with his family, including his wonderful wife Bonnie, their three children and nine grandchildren.

    • Business owner since 1983
    • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting, University of Minnesota, Cum Laude
    • Member American Institute of Certified Public Accountants - AICPA
    • Member Minnesota Society of CPAs - MNCPA
    • Member National Federation of Independent Business - NFIB
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    Andrew L. Kahara, CPA and Vice President

    After helping out part-time at the firm over the years, Andrew (Andy) Kahara joined full-time in 2019. His professional career includes nearly twenty years of experience working in and leading IT, finance, accounting, process improvement, payment integrity and data analytics teams in the Health Care, Technology and Financial Services industries.

    Andy enjoys the Minnesota "great outdoors", being active in his local church, and spending time with his family.

    • Master of Accountancy Degree, Auburn University Raymond J. Harbert College of Business
    • Graduate Certificate in Accounting, Auburn University Raymond J. Harbert College of Business
    • Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting, University of Minnesota
    • Certificate IT Project Management, Northwestern University
    • Member American Institute of Certified Public Accountants - AICPA
    • Member Minnesota Society of CPAs - MNCPA
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    Terri Hennen, Staff Accountant

    Terri has been in the Accounting field for over 20 years and with Arnold A. Kahara, Ltd. for six of them. She serves small business clients on a daily or monthly basis with payroll, accounting, and personal and corporate taxes. Terri loves the work.

    She also loves her three grown children and the seven grandchildren, to whom she is devoted and “spoils every chance I get.” 

    • Employed at the firm since 2003
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    Jean Smith, Payroll Specialist

    Jean’s expertise is in the area of Payroll, providing solutions for businesses that have little or no administrative staff support or training to handle the task. She became part of the firm through the acquisition of another accounting office. Jean has 12 years of experience with payroll, six of those years with Arnold A. Kahara Ltd Certified Public Accountants.

    Jean lives in the St. Cloud area with her husband and two daughters.

    • Employed at the firm since 2003