Lance and his wife, Rachel, moved to Alaska in December 2000, so that Rachel could serve her commitment to the US Air Force. Lance began his professional career in Alaska at this time, and he and his wife are proud to call this awesome state, home. Lance joined Rulien + Associates, LLC in 2002 and obtained his CPA license in 2003. He provides services in the areas of tax, accounting, and consulting for a broad range of professional service providers as well as concentrating on construction contractors and small business entities. Lance graduated as a Johnnie from St. John’s University (MN) in 1998 and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and earned the AICPA’s Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation. He is also credentialed as a Certified Machinery and Equipment Appraiser (CMEA) through the National Equipment and Business Brokers Institute. Lance has served as Council Member to the AICPA, past president of the Alaska Society of CPAs (AKCPA) and currently serves on various committees for the AKCPA. In addition to his profession, Lance is passionate about his community and volunteers his time locally on a regular basis. When he is not at work, Lance can be found in the Eagle River and Anchorage Bowl either coaching or cheering on his kids. He loves fishing with his family and spending time in the mountains glassing for animals and picking berries. It is not unlikely to receive an out of office reply in the summer and fall months of the year, for it is Alaska.
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"As a lifelong Alaskan who has been involved in the financial services industry for over 36 years, I have had the pleasure of not only being a client of Rulien + Associates, but have referred a number of clients to them for assistance on tax, financing, bonding, business succession and estate planning needs. Rulien + Associates was founded on two primary principals, integrity and providing the highest levels of customer service..."read more
"It has been my good fortune to have enlisted the services of Rulien + Associates for the past several years. They have provided me with expert guidance and timely help in tax preparation, estate and tax planning, family trusts, property sales, and retirement preparation. I am indebted to them for their assistance and for the sense of security I now enjoy."read more
"Making the switch to Rulien + Associates, LLC was the best and easiest business decision I have made. They are at the top of their game and always working to help me reach my business goals. They treat clients like family and are always just a phone call away to offer guidance. They take care of all my business needs from financial statements, payroll, bookkeeping, and year-end taxes. Regardless of the size of your business, they treat all clients with respect and outstanding service."read more
"We switched to Rulien + Associates five years ago and have never looked back. They manage all of our accounting related needs for our four restaurants. They’ve always been great about explaining complex topics in ways that we can understand and a result, we are much more accounting savvy. Their billing is extremely fair and we get great value for our money because our accountant is fast and thorough. We enjoy and look forward to our meetings with them and trust their advice! We recommend Rulien to anyone looking for experienced and capable accountants."read more
Small business owners in many communities offer downtown trick or treat events. Take advantage of this opportunity to build your business reputation. Involvement in local events goes a long way with both existing and prospective customers—indicating a vested interest in your community. Find creative ways to make your business stand out this trick-or-treat season. We hope the following suggestions will spark fun promotional ideas:
October marks Women’s Small Business Month, and we are happy and proud to recognize women in business both locally and around the world. Successful business women of the past and present continue to forge new paths for female entrepreneurs. We celebrate all those who are breaking the glass ceiling and serving as role models and mentors to women everywhere.
For many business owners, September tends to bring a bit of a slowdown. The chaos of getting kids prepared for going back to school has passed, and a focus on saving money tends to kick in as people prepare for the coming holiday spend. Combined, this can often translate into a lull for business owners.