Lawrence R. Yoder
When I was in high school they gave us a survey test that would group our highest occupational possibilities in what was known as the Kuder Occupational Survey. My second highest score was Certified Public Accountant. I took bookkeeping in high school and rather enjoyed it. I would go on and graduate with a double major in Accounting and Business Administration from Eastern Mennonite College (now University). I began to work at S.B. Hoover and Company right out of College and the partners there were most gracious to me. I learned much from each one. To this day I have fond memories of that learning time.
Ever since I entered public accounting I enjoyed working on tax returns and researching complex things. I became an expert on Alternative Minimum Tax and financial institutions as I worked on bank audits. Tax season was fun for me and still is today. My plans included becoming a partner and taking care of my clients. Well things did not go just like that but I did have a chance of a lifetime in buying Vernon Graber’s tax practice on February 4, 2003 (my birthday) and launched out on my own September 1, 2003. I will be entering my ninth year as owner of Horizon Accountants.
Looking back I have no regrets at all. I am doing what I always dreamed I would do. I am thankful for the trust my clients have shown to me over the years. I can honestly say I enjoy getting up each and every day to come to work. Each day is a little different and when tax season comes it energizes me. Some say our staff is so pleasant and relaxed that it is quite a place to come and be part of: if you are a Horizon client.