Bob Beers holds an active certified public accountant (CPA) license. He understands budgets and how governments should use them to govern their activities. He gets pretty agitated about the monetary policies in Washington, and believes it is not sustainable. Strong state and local governments will be needed to pull us through the inevitable correction.
Beers worked for others during the decade that he put himself through college, and in 1987 earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from UNLV, with Distinction. By then, he was already working as a CPA trainee in the Las Vegas office of Laventhol & Horwath.
Beers quickly specialized in the world of PC-based computer accounting software, melding his early fascination with technology and his new knowledge of accounting principles and techniques. At the end of 1989, he and a few other PC consultants formed their own company, with Beers as the managing partner. Wilson, Beers & Alu grew to 15 partners and employees before merging with a longtime regional CPA firm in 2002.
Beers was twice named to the Las Vegas Business Press “Top 40 Under 40” lists of young business leaders.
In 2009 and in partnership with former Nevada Treasurer Bob Seale (whose job was to monitor Beers), Beers took over an accounting practice that audited small public companies and was badly out of compliance with federal regulations. Finally, after more than two years of hard work, the two veteran accountants brought the practice into regulatory compliance. The firm was sold to three alumni of Deloitte when Beers was elected to the Las Vegas City Council in 2012.
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