Shannon Halla joins Tri-State Tax

Published 4:06 pm Saturday, February 7, 2009

Tri-State Tax & Accounting has welcomed Shannon Halla to the firm.

Halla is practically a native of Albert Lea, having lived here since she was just a few years old. She is the daughter Bill and Mary Daly, longtime residents of Albert Lea.

Halla graduated from Albert Lea High School. She attended South Dakota State University, where she started a degree in nursing. Transferring to Winona State Unniversity, she began her accounting degree and graduated in 1998 with a bachelor of science degree in accounting and a minor in business administration.

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After graduation she moved to Arizona and started working as a staff accountant in a local accounting firm, where she met her husband, John. Her work included preparation of financial statements, individual and business tax returns. Other employment opportunities at two other firms gave Halla experience with small business owners accounting and consultation, audits and reviews as well as specializing in accounting and tax for medical groups. She studied for her CPA license and received her certification in 2003.

The Hallas have three daughters, ages 4 months, 2 and 5 years. She says in her “free time” she enjoys spending time with her girls, her family, reading, exercising, and when weather permits, time outdoors on walks or at the park.

Dave Schreiber, president and owner of Tri-State Tax & Accounting, said he is happy to welcome Shannon to the Tri-State and Refunds USA tax team. “Shannon is very personable and a joy to work with. She is very conscientious, detail oriented and a competent tax professional. Her extensive work experience with many individuals and small businesses, will be a great asset to our clients she will be working with. My wife and I feel so blessed to have Shannon join our firm. I am confident that the Tri-State Tax and Accounting and Refunds USA tax clients will enjoy the personal one-on-one attention they will receive from Halla.”

Halla said she is “excited to work for a friendly firm that is very dedicated to their clients.”

Tri-State Tax & Accounting is a full service tax and accounting firm started by David Schreiber in 1983. Schreiber is a native of Albert Lea and has built the business by continued commitment in accounting and tax preparation, one client at a time. It now serves the individual tax client as well as every type of small business. His firm handles farm, partnership, corporate and estate and trust returns as well.