Frequently Asked Questions

A quick reference for some common questions we receive about Winther, Stave & Co., LLP.

Do your employees take continuing education classes?

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants (ISCPA) require CPAs to have 120 hours of continuing education over a three year period. This includes 4 hours of ethics training and 8 hours of financial accounting and auditing training.
Winther, Stave & Co., LLP is proud to provide a minimum of 40 hours per year to our entire professional staff.

How do you charge for your services?

Our professional fees are based on the actual time spent at hourly rates related to the experience and professional level of those individuals working on the project.

Do you prepare tax returns?

We prepare tax returns for individuals (including farmers and business owners), partnerships, corporations, s-corporations, fiduciaries, exempt organizations, gift tax returns and benefit plans. We also provide electronic filing for most tax returns.

How do I make an appointment?

You can call our Spencer office (712) 262-3117 or our Milford office (712) 338-2488 and our receptionists can set up your appointment or you can speak directly with an accountant.

What are your office hours?

Our office hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. From February 1st until April 15th, we are also open from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm on Saturday. After hours appointments are available at your request.