The origin of the Firm dates back to 1952 when Founder, Arthur G. Kiesling, opened his CPA office on the Capital Square in Madison, Wisconsin. He brought to the practice more than twenty years of experience in public utility accounting, financing and regulatory matters, including controllership responsibilities for the Illinois and Wisconsin properties of Commonwealth Telephone, now part of Verizon Communications, Inc.
Art Kiesling's mid-life decision to start his own public accounting practice rather than to pursue a promising career with an aggressive national corporation seems to epitomize a philosophy that still exists at the Firm. We prefer to do business at the personal level, and value highly the close relationships which develop from being involved with a client over a period of years.
Our firm was organized to provide financial, tax and consulting services to telecommunications and utility companies throughout the United States. From our beginning, we've been a leader in providing solutions to our clients. We are currently providing a variety of services to over 200 communication and utility companies; including telecommunications, cable television, electric and gas utilities, and wireless services.
Through our participation in technical conferences with state regulators, state and national industry associations, our membership in the Telergee Alliance, BDO Seidman Alliance, and our assistance to clients in dealing with complex financial, marketing, regulatory and business matters, we believe our experience positions us to uniquely respond to your needs.