Robert (Bob) Thelen, CPA, has been the owner of Robert R. Thelen, CPA, Ltd., a small practice located in Cold Spring, Minn. since 2008. His areas of expertise include individual and entity tax planning and preparation, payroll taxes and 1099 issues, retirement planning, Social Security and Medicare planning, and representing clients before taxing agencies. Bob was president, CEO and sole shareholder of another CPA firm located in Cold Spring, Minn. from 1992–2008. He was manager of a tax department for the firm now known as Clifton Larson Allen LLC from 1989–1992. He also had a professional career as a revenue officer and then a tax auditor with the Internal Revenue Service in St. Paul, Minn. from 1980–1989. Bob holds a masters of pastoral ministry from St. John’s University School of Theology. He also holds a bachelor of arts from Metropolitan State University. He is a member of the Minnesota Society of CPAs and other professional organizations. He also holds elective city office in Cold Spring.