Dan F. Kennedy, CPA

2006 - Present Swalling & Associates P. C.

Part time work after selling/merging Kennedy & Co., LLC with Swalling & Associates on January 1, 2006.

1996 - 2005 Kennedy & Co., LLC

Dan KennedyIn 1996 Mr. Kennedy established the CPA firm: Kennedy & Co. LLC. Mr. Kennedy's goal is to share his management, finance and accounting/auditing expertise with the public. Mr. Kennedy along with Janet C. Kennedy, CPA (managing tax partner of the firm), and the capable associates of the firm, provide complete CPA services to the public. 

Mr. Kennedy has significant public accounting experience. Mr. Kennedy provides consulting advice to both large and small entities. He has considerable private and public service including: the ethics boards for both the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, and the Alaska Society of Certified Public Accountants. He also served on the Alaska State Board of Accountancy, the regulatory body for CPAs. He continues to serve the community through many volunteer organizations.

1985 - 1996 Matanuska Telephone Association, Inc. - Vice President of Finance

Recruited by the President/CEO in 1985 when the company was in financial trouble. Orchestrated a complete financial recovery. During the ten year tenure with Matanuska Telephone, other responsibilities to the President/CEO have included: Corporate Tax Planning and Corporate Strategic Planning, Internal Service Improvement Reviews, Accounting/Finance, Regulatory Affairs/Legal, Treasury and Contract Administration.

1979 - 1985 Ernst and Young (formerly Arthur Young & Co.)- Audit Manager

The experience with the international certified public accounting firm provided a tremendous foundation for the successes orchestrated as a CPA. Responsible for complete client service and technical expertise for a variety of clients in several industries. Specialized in auditing, accounting and management consulting for utilities, local governments and many small businesses.

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS

Alaska Pacific University Anchorage, Alaska 1995

Masters Degree in Telecommunications Management (MBA).

University of Montana Missoula, Montana 1975 - 1979

Bachelor of Arts - with Honors, Business Administration: Accounting.

Other

Numerous seminars and meetings regarding accounting, tax law, strategic business development, leadership, and business ethics.

COMMUNITY AND PERSONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Mr. Kennedy has years of community service work with Rotary, Chamber of Commerce and many other organizations:

  • Archdiocese of Anchorage - Finance Council (2005 - 2007)
  • State of Alaska Board of Accountancy (2003 - 2005)
  • Mat-Su Borough School District Task Force: Gifted Children, Budget/Audit (2004, 2003)
  • Alaska Society of CPA's Board of Directors (2002 - 2003)
  • Alaska State Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors (1997 - 2003)
  • Mat-Su Borough Board of Ethics (1998 - 2000)
  • Greater Wasilla Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors (1996-1998) and President (1997-1998), Citizen of the Year (2000), Business Person of the Year (1997)
  • Rotary member (1986-present); Assistant District Governor (1996-1999)
  • Host family for Rotary Exchange Students from Germany, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Turkey, and Mexico.
  • President of the Wasilla Rotary Club (1992-1993)
  • 1989 United Way Campaign Chairman: Matanuska-Susitna Borough.
  • 1994 -1997 United Way utility division leader.
  • Co-Chair of the Ethics Committee of the Alaska Society of CPAs (1997-1998)
  • Life Quest Board of Directors (1994-1996)
  • FamilyBig Brothers and Big Sisters of Anchorage Board of Directors- President (1984-1985), National Board Member (1985-1986), Big Brother volunteer of the year (1984).
  • Former Board Member of Anchorage Neighborhood Housing Services.
  • Former chairperson of the St. Michael's Finance Counsel - Palmer, Alaska.
  • Mentor Program volunteer at Wasilla High School.
  • Experienced mountaineer (semi-retired), successfully climbed the difficult South Buttress route of Mt. McKinley - 1984.
  • Dedicated husband and father of three children.
  • Married to Janet for 21 years - strong family values.
  • Valley Performing Arts - Board Development Committee (2004 - )

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