Bookkeeping. Payroll. Taxes. Technology.
Innovative Business Accounting Solutions!
We have a passion for helping small businesses grow and flourish. In Max’s work as a CPA and as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of two large construction contractors, he saw more than enough businesses and construction companies wasting a lot of money because they didn’t have their books in order. Even more concerning was the waste of time worrying about money and finances, and time is one thing we will never get more of!
If you aren’t earning $100,000 or more, you owe it to yourself and your family to take a deeper look! It’s completely normal that you love building projects and serving your customers. It is also completely normal to be unaware of how to deal with all the finance jargon, and how to satisfy your bank, the IRS, and get answers to your own questions. The stress and risk you’ve assumed simply aren’t worth it if you aren’t making money and gaining more freedom.
This is where iCFO comes in. We love this stuff! We are passionate about building the right system for what you need. We love fostering relationships with businesses and learning how they and their business operate. It is extremely exciting and empowering to get businesses’ financial systems aligned with the owners' goals. With iCFO, there is no doubt that you’ll make more, save more, and enjoy more of your hard-earned money!
Remote, Not Distant.
At iCFO, we literally meet you where you are. No disruptive appointments and waiting rooms. We are here for you via text, email, phone and video chat! Why leave your job just to connect with your accountant? Personal. Attentive. Responsive.
Meet Our Team.
Max has been married to Karla since 2001, and together they have 6 children. He feels blessed to be a part of their lives. He enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors with them while hunting, fishing, and camping. Max is a graduate of Black Hills State University with a bachelor degree in accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) as well as a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).
Max has worked in service to small businesses just like yours for decades. He started his career working in small tax and CPA firms for 7 years. He was then the Controller and Chief Financial Officer of a multi-million dollar contractor for over 9 years, watching it grow from just a few million in revenue to $25 million. This experience provided an avenue to learn from several of America’s most profound thought leaders such as Jim Collins, Dave Ramsey, Patrick Lencioni, Zig Ziglar, and Scott Adams. The failures and the wins provided a deep understanding how finance supports the business operations, and led him to develop many of the tools he uses yet today. Over the years, Max came to discover his passion to unlock potential in the individual. To fulfill this passion, Max started iCFO LLC in 2011.
This is where iCFO comes in. We love this stuff! And, we are passionate about building the right system for what you need. We love fostering relationships with businesses and learning how they and their business operate. It is extremely exciting and empowering to get businesses’ financial systems aligned with the owners goals. With iCFO there is no doubt that you’ll make more, save more, and enjoy more of your hard-earned money!
Sommerlyn Mortensen graduated from Black Hills State University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. She has over two decades of experience in public and private accounting and joined iCFO in January 2019. She received her Enrolled Agent Certificate in November 2019. Sommerlyn has 2 daughters and enjoys quilting, crocheting, reading, volunteering at her church and of course being with her girls. Sommerlyn has the heart of a teacher, loves her work, and loves watching her clients be successful.
Amber Lawlar has over two decades of experience in public and private accounting. She enjoys bookkeeping and the diversity of working with different businesses and industries. Amber has been married to her husband, Mark, since 2000 and they have 2 daughters. Spending time with her family and vacationing in Mexico are her two favorite things. Amber loves people and enjoys serving her clients in all their bookkeeping needs.
Cassandra Stevens graduated from Black Hills State University with a bachelors of science in Professional Accountancy and Business Management. She has over a decade of experience in public and private accounting. She is working on reinstating her Enrolled Agent Designation. Cassandra has two children and enjoys time touring her new home town with her kids and pets. Cassandra loves what she is doing and never stops learning the business. She is always looking out for clients and enjoys getting to know them on a personal level.
iCFO Brand Promises.
– At iCFO we believe each client has their own personal passion and dreams. We fully support each one to achieve their own visions. Our human approach to our work helps align your personal interests with your business strategies and goals. Time and money are hard-earned, and we care about helping our clients in their financial success.
Positive and upbeat with clients, pushing for practical progress.
– At iCFO we strive to stand in your shoes and see your world from your perspective. As Stephen Covey teaches, “Seek first to understand, and then be understood.” Further, the confidence people have in iCFO is of utmost importance. At the root of this confidence, is our protection of your financial information. We take very seriously the responsibility of being allowed into your private financial life. We never take this for granted.
Simple systems and data the client can operate and understand.
– Managing money and building wealth is a marathon, not a sprint. Businesses will grow and change, and so will financial strategies and status. We are here every step of the way. We are committed to doing what it takes for our clients and team to achieve their goals.
Long term financial foundation building to achieve clients’ greater goals.
– At iCFO we thank God for the blessings and skill He has granted us. We are proud of the work we do, and we are proud of our clients. We strive for near perfection and recognize we do not have all the answers. When we lack answers, we search for ingenious and practical solutions with a passion to keep our brains alive! It’s the heart of a teacher and a student!