Bruce W Thee, CPA-ABV, MS Accounting, MS Taxation
775.323.8433 Extension 101
Prior to forming his own firm, Bruce was the Tax Partner-in-Charge of Grant Thornton LLP’s Reno office. He was a member of Grant Thornton LLP’s Tax Advisory Committee, National Construction Committee, and Chairman of the Business Valuation Sub-Committee. Bruce joined Grant Thornton LLP as a manager and the head of the Reno office’s tax department in 1988. He was promoted to senior manager in 1989 and was admitted to the partnership in 1990.
Bruce started his accounting career when he was hired by McGladrey & Pullen as a staff accountant in 1978. Bruce started in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa office and was transferred to McGladrey & Pullen’s Reno, Nevada office in 1983. He was admitted to the partnership in 1986.
Bruce earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Zoology and a Master of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Missouri (Columbia). He earned his Masters in Taxation from Golden Gate University (San Francisco).
Bruce has been in public practice for 40 years. He spent the first year and a half of his career as a staff auditor with McGladrey & Pullen. During that period he prepared audited and unaudited financial statements for commercial enterprises in construction, banking, retail, wholesale, agriculture, insurance and various service industries. For the following 38 years Bruce concentrated on taxation. Specifically, his experience includes review of federal and state returns for tax law compliance, preparation and review of research memoranda, representation before federal and state taxing authorities at the local, regional and national level, preparation and review of private ruling requests. He is also experienced in the preparation of business valuations and in providing expert witness testimony on valuations, tax, and accounting issues. He has worked with all types of individuals and organizations including corporations, partnerships, trusts, and tax exempt entities.
He has been engaged as a lecturer, speaker and writer for various commercial and public service organizations including the Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants, KNPB Channel 5, KCRL Channel 4, KOH radio, the Reno Gazette Journal, The Wall Street Journal, Changing Times magazine and USA Today.
Bruce is a Certified Public Accountant licensed to practice in the State of Nevada. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Outside of work, Bruce enjoys cruising around Northern Nevada on his Ducati 1198 superbike, fishing, SCUBA diving, and working with the US Coast Guard Auxiliary.