James R. Hand, CPA
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Mr. Hand's educational background includes degrees in accounting and economics from Emporia State University (1970), and he holds a Kansas CPA certificate. As a partner with Koch Siedhoff Hand & Dunn, LLP, his responsibilities include accounting and auditing, and data processing. Mr. Hand is responsible for management of the firm's in-house computers. Prior to joining our firm in 1981, Mr. Hand was a manager with the local office of a national CPA firm charged with responsibility for supervision of that office's Management Consulting Services Division. In that capacity, he gained extensive experience in design, selection and implementation of data processing systems, and preparation, organization and use of financial information in decision making and planning through the use of financial models and projected financial statements. Additionally, he was responsible for that firm's computer auditing activities. Prior to his transfer to the Management Consulting Services Division, Mr. Hand was an audit manager with the firm. His auditing background includes extensive experience in wholesale distribution, manufacturing, banking and service industries. Mr. Hand has prepared and presented many seminars and educational programs in the fields of data processing and computer auditing.