Reed Ystaas earns CPA license


Reed Ystaas has earned a Certified Professional Accountant (CPA) license from the North Dakota State Board of Public Accounting. Ystaas is employed as a tax accountant at Tax Forward, located at Bank Forward, 484 Main St., Carrington ND.

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To earn the designation and obtain the required body of knowledge and to develop the skills and abilities needed to be successful CPA, Ystaas passed the Uniform CPA Exam, obtained a specific amount of professional work experience in public accounting and completed 150 credit hours of education.


A certified public accountant (CPA) must not only have a high level of technical competence and a sense of commitment to service, but must also have good communications and analytical skills, and the ability to work well with people. 


CPAs provide a wide range of services and are employed in public accounting and other professional services firms, business and industry, government and education. CPAs in public practice are engaged by their clients for a variety of services including accounting, auditing, tax, personal financial planning, and technology consulting and business valuation.


About Bank Forward: Bank Forward has operated as an independent community bank for over 85 years. Bank Forward operates under one charter with thirteen bank, ten insurance agency and three tax offices with locations in North Dakota and Minnesota. The bank offers a complete line of personal and commercial financial, insurance and tax services.

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