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 seven 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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    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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    Tina Nierenhausen, Staff Accountant

    Tina works in the payroll, monthly accounting, and QuickBooks areas of the business. She often educates clients about the finer points of using QuickBooks software. She enjoys the role.

    Tina also enjoys her role as wife (of Terry) and mother to their two children. Spending time with family and friends, attending her children’s many activities, and traveling occupy much of her time away from the office.

    • Employed at the firm since 2001
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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