Dave is the manager of the tax practice. He joined the firm in 2012, bringing along 5 years of prior tax preparation experience. Tax and accounting work is a second career for Dave, having worked for over 20 years as a Research Scientist. His Ph.D. is in Biochemistry from the University of Minnesota. Dave took over the management of Valtinson-Arciero Tax Services in October, 2013 and has since become an Enrolled Agent which allows him to represent all taxpayers before the IRS. To become an Enrolled Agent, Dave had to pass a three-part comprehensive test covering Individual, Business, & Representation. As an Enrolled Agent, Dave is required to complete 72 hours of continuing education every three years, ensuring that he keeps up-to-date with yearly changes to the tax code.