Ted was born and raised in Montana. He graduated, from The University of Montana in 1978 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a minor in finance. Ted became a shareholder in the firm in 1985. He is a member of the Montana Society of CPAs (MSCPA) and the American Institute of CPAs. As a member of the MSCPA, he has worked with that organization’s Financial Statement Review, Professional Monitoring Support, and Information Technology committees. He also served on the MSCPA Professional Monitoring Program Review Committee which reviews the standards under which the Montana Board of Accountants (Montana BOA) conducts its professional monitoring program and has conducted pre-issuance reviews of other CPA’s under the direction of the BOA.
Ted’s areas of concentration are financial statement audits and accounting (including compilations and review); corporate, partnership, and non-profit tax compliance; and technology. Industries of specialization include construction, manufacturing and production, not-for-profit organizations, distribution, agriculture, and service organizations.
The favorite part of Ted’s position is forming and maintaining relationships with the organizations and individuals that he works with. Obviously, there are the relationships that he has with the stakeholders and personnel of clients, but he also feels that the internal relationships within Summers McNea are key to the success of the firm. He is extremely proud of the outstanding team that the firm has been able to attract and retain in order to serve our client needs and provide those clients with the quality of service they deserve.
Ted married the love of his life, DeAnn, and they have a son Jordan. Together, the three enjoy traveling and spending time together; along with Griz football games in the fall!