Our Firm

We combine years of experience with personal attention that only a small firm can provide. Our clients come back to us year after year because they know they are in good hands. We work to develop long-term relationships; whether your needs are simple or complex, we can help.  Our broad spectrum of accounting and tax services include income tax preparation for individuals and businesses; tax planning; small business accounting/bookkeeping services; compilation and review services; and audits of municipalities, non-profit entities, and privately held companies.  

 

Our People

Elaine C. Gotto CPA, started her professional career in November, 1986 with Olsen, Muhlbauer, Mahoney & Company.  She has over twenty-nine years of public accounting experience including tax, accounting and auditing services.  Elaine is licensed as a CPA in Iowa and Nebraska.  She is also a member of the AICPA and Iowa Society of CPA's.
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Lynne Rihner, B.A., graduated from Simpson College in 1987. She began employment with Mahoney & Associates, LLP in September, 2005.  Previously, she held accounting positions in various industries including insurance, banking, health care, non-profit and telecommunications.  Lynne has over ten years of public accounting experience including tax, accounting, and auditing services. 
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Betty Schmidt, Bookkeeper, joined Mahoney & Gotto Company in November, 2013.  She is responsible for client bookkeeping, preparation of sales tax and payroll tax returns.  She also assists with processing tax returns and various other tax season duties.
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Our History

Mahoney & Gotto Company is a local CPA firm located at 201 South 7th Street in Denison, Iowa which has been providing quality tax, accounting, and auditing services in the area for over thirty years.  Our founder, Richard L. Mahoney CPA started the Denison office of Olsen, Muhlbauer, Mahoney & Company in 1981.  In 1996, the practice of Richard L. Mahoney CPA was established with office locations in Denison and Carroll, Iowa.  In January, 1999, a partnership between Richard L. Mahoney CPA and Elaine C. Gotto CPA was created and the firm changed from Richard L. Mahoney CPA to Mahoney & Associates, LLP.  After the passing of Richard Mahoney in March, 2007, the firm changed to Mahoney & Gotto Company.  The firm maintains their office location in Denison, Iowa.

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Our Credentials

The firm and all CPA's have complied with the registration and permit requirements necessary to engage in the practice of public accounting within the State of Iowa and/or the State of Nebraska.

Our firm participates in the Peer Review program prescribed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants.  Our firm was last reviewed in June, 2014. The resulting report stated that our system of quality control for accounting and auditing services has been suitably designed and complied with applicable professional standards and received a PASS peer review rating. 

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Our Areas of Specialization

Our entire operation is rooted in a tradition of meeting the highest standards of accounting practices. From this foundation, we offer the following specialized services: year-end tax planning for individuals and businesses; auditing services for municipalities, non-profits, and privately held businesses; consulting services for new business start-up and accounting software management, tax services for individuals, farmers, and businesses; compilation and review financial statement preparation; and client accounting services including monthly bookkeeping as well as preparation of payroll and sales tax returns.

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