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About Our Firm

The Accounting Firm, Inc is a full service accounting firm.  We handle all types of tax issues from simple personal tax returns to complex estate planning.  We also offer a variety of services for small to medium sized businesses including but not limited to payroll processing, bookkeeping, tax return preparation, and financial statement compilation and review.  We are confident that our staff has the ability and experience to handle your accounting needs.

Our Team

Fred Anderson, CPA

Fred started his career in Bremen at the Bremen State Bank, where he held various positions including branch manager and consumer loan officer. After later working at a public accounting firm, in 1991 he joined Ernie Starr in Bremen and eventually took over the practice. Fred's experience allows him to relate to individuals and businesses on a personal level. He has lived and worked in Bremen for most of his life and has served on the boards of numerous community projects over the years.

Brenda Hochstetler, CPA

Brenda began her career with 13 years in the accounting departments of a major supplier to the RV industry as well as a wholesale distributor, where she gained extensive experience in manufacturing, distribution, and corporate accounting. Brenda made the switch to public accounting in 1994, realizing that the knowledge from the corporate world was relevant and useful to small businesses too. She has since worked one-on-one with small businesses to aid them in creating their business, staying compliant with regulations, and maximizing their tax savings. Brenda has also served individuals by assisting them with their personal tax returns and tax planning. After working several years for another public accounting firm, Brenda joined The Accounting Firm upon the retirement of Ernie Starr in 1997 and has been a partner in the firm since 2003.