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Elizabeth H. Besten, CPA

Elizabeth H Besten CPA-MOTAreas of Expertise
Elizabeth works primarily with individual and corporate taxation.

Professional Experience
Elizabeth graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2006 with a Master in Accountancy with an emphasis on taxation.  She began her career in public accounting in the summer of 2006, focusing on individual and business tax returns.  Elizabeth earned her CPA license in 2009 and joined Besten & Dieruf, PLLC in 2013.



Education and Certifications

  • Master of Science in Accounting; University of Kentucky
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting; University of Kentucky
  • Certified Public Accountant

Professional Associations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants

Significant Recent Professional Education

  • Two-day Federal Tax Update – January 2014
  • Two-day Federal Tax Update – November 2012
  • Estate and Life Planning Issues for the Middle Income Client  – November 2012
  • 2011 AICPA National Tax Conference (Washington, DC)
    • Estate Planning Update
    • Section 469: Passive Activity Losses and Current Developments
    • Review of S Corporation Basis and Distribution Rules
    • Impact of Tax Basis Rules on Form 1065 Schedule K-1 Analysis
    • Going, Going Gone – Liquidating S Corporations: A Case Study
    • Social Security: Where It’s Been, Where It Is, What You Should Know

Civic and Community Involvement
Elizabeth serves on the Finance Committee for the Central Kentucky YMCA. The committee advises the YMCA board on budget issues, investment policy and capital expenditures, and provides audit support for the organization.

Contact Elizabeth:
e:  elizabeth@ebdcpa.com
p:  859.254.4427