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By combining our experience and expertise, Beyond the Numbers CPAs, Inc. formerly Ortt & Co. CPAs can assure that every client receives the attention they deserve. Our dedication to high standards and work ethic will ensure a professional, yet personal experience.  We work to develop long-term relationships, whether your needs are simple or complex.

We are committed to helping our clients succeed today and in the future, by focusing on your individual and business needs.

 

 

Our Team

Patti Stanfill, CPA, Owner

Education: National College: Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Certifications: Certified Public Accountant, QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor

My name is Patti Stanfill and I grew up in Glendive, Montana. Upon graduation in 1993, I wanted to experience a larger town and attended Montana State University in Bozeman. A wedding ring landed on my finger and we moved to Rapid City, SD, where I finished my accounting degree in 1997 at National College in Rapid City. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, Magna Cum Laude. After college graduation, we realized nothing beats Montana so we moved to Billings, where I started working for Ortt & Co. CPAs, Inc. I passed my CPA exams in 1998 and achieved my goal of becoming a Certified Public Accountant. In 2006, I became a shareholder of Ortt & Co. CPAs, Inc. with Bryant and Madge Ortt. In 2010, I bought out the prior owners and became the sole owner of the firm. In my spare time (ha ha), I enjoy spending time with my very supportive husband, Jay, and three kiddos.  In 2019 we changed the name from Ortt & Co CPAs to Beyond the Numbers CPAs, Inc.

  • First Job – Life Guard at Glendive Waterslides
  • Favorite Cereal – Golden Grahams
  • Favorite Cartoon Character – The Jetsons

 

Sara P. Collins, CPA, CMA

Education: University of Wyoming: Bachelor of Science with Honor in Accounting and a Minor in Music
Certifications: Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant

My name is Sara Collins and I grew up in the “thriving metropolis” of Fort Peck, Montana. Believe me, growing up on the highline will make anyone tough! I received my bachelor’s degree in accounting and a minor in music from the University of Wyoming - Go Cowboys! I worked for a year and a half at a small CPA firm in Laramie, WY before I decided to move back to Montana to be closer to family. I ended up with a house in Joliet, MT and a job in Billings, MT. I worked ten years for a regional firm in Billings before finding Ortt & Co. CPAs, Inc. in January 2012. Along the way, I passed the exams to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Management Accountant (CMA). I enjoy spending time with my family, especially my two daughters, my husband, my two dogs, my cat and all other animals that choose our home to be theirs.

  • First Job – Waiting Tables at Fort Peck Cafe
  • Favorite Cereal – Cinnamon Toast Crunch
  • Favorite Cartoon Character – Bugs Bunny

 

Steve E Terou, CPA 

Education: University of Montana, Missoula, MT: Masters of Accountancy  
Certifications: Certified Public Accountant  

My name is Steve Terou and I was born and raised in Missoula, Montana.  After attending a couple years of college in Missoula I decided I needed an escape. I loaded my truck up and headed west until I hit ocean, then south until I hit Mexico.  I lived in San Diego for about 7 months before I returned to Montana, via Texas, to finish my degree. I met my wonderful wife, Mikal, upon my return to Missoula and later I followed her to Billings when she took a teaching job at a local high school.  We have two great kids and a wild dog. Since graduating, I have had the pleasure to grow my accounting skills with over fifteen years of experience working in public accounting, and an additional five years working in the private retail and hospitality industries.  I have worked with clients in retail, oil and gas, real estate, farm and ranch, manufacturing, trucking, and many more. 

  • First Job – Dish Washer 
  • Favorite Cereal – Pops
  • Favorite Cartoon Character – Woody Woodpecker  

 

Justine Morse

Education: Montana State University - Billings: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, emphasis in Accounting
Certifications: QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor

My name is Justine Morse. I grew up in Billings, Montana and attended college at Montana State University-Billings where I received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Business, emphasis in Accounting. After graduation, I moved across the state, to Hamilton, MT, where I worked for nine years at a three person firm. Upon moving back to Billings, I remained working for this small firm from home. In 2011, I started working for Ortt & Co. CPAs, Inc., where I process payroll, prepare client’s accounting and financial statements, solve computer issues around the office, complete business and individual tax returns and keep co-workers on their toes. I spend my non-Ortt time bussing kids to soccer, taekwondo, boy scouts, and all other activities they choose to try. Time for myself (HA! That is rare!) is spent reading, gaming, landscaping and home improving/repairing.

  • First Job – Cashier at Eagle Hardware
  • Favorite Cereal – Oatmeal
  • Favorite Cartoon Character – Tigger

 

Britt Huffman, CPA

Education: Montana State University: Masters of Professional Accounting and Bachelors of Science in Business, Accounting Emphasis

My name is Britt Huffman and I was born and raised in Billings, Montana. After completing my Master’s degree at Montana State in Bozeman, my husband and I were married on a Saturday and moved to Helena on Thursday so I could begin my career as a tax examiner for the Montana Department of Revenue. After two years in Helena, it was time to move back home to Billings, where I have I have worked in public accounting for eight years, with some time off in the middle to be at home with our beautiful daughter. When I’m not doing taxes or accounting I enjoy walking outside in our scenic Montana landscape, movies, spending time with my wonderful family and a good book.

  • First Job – Lifeguard at Athletic Pool
  • Favorite Cereal – Grape Nuts
  • Favorite Cartoon Character – Belle from Beauty and the Beast

 

Tristen Thorson

Education:Rocky Mountain College: Master’s of Accountancy and Bachelor’s of Business Management – Managerial Accounting Concentration 

My name is Tristen Thorson and I grew up in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. I moved to Montana in 2015 to further my education and pursue my Master’s of Accountancy. I am a CPA exam candidate and am hoping to receive licensure soon. Since moving here, I’ve grown to consider Montana home. I traded the Great Lakes for mountains and I couldn’t be happier. In my down time, you can find me out in the mountains or fishing some of the great rivers Montana has to offer. After working with a couple of the larger firms, I discovered Beyond the Numbers and never looked back. I look forward to all of the opportunities to work with clients, old and new, and utilize my strong foundations in accounting and taxation as well as my continuously expanding knowledge and experience to assist them in meeting their goals and succeeding in their businesses. 

  • First Job – Cashier at Shopko
  • Favorite Cereal – Honey Nut Cheerios
  • Favorite Cartoon Character – Tommy Pickles from Rugrats

 

Jerome Rangitsch, CPA

Education:Rocky Mountain College: Master of Accountancy and Bachelor of Science in Business - Management with Minors in Mathematics and Economics

My name is Jerome Rangitsch. I grew up in Roundup, MT. I earned my degrees at Rocky Mountain College. In the Fall of 2014 (during my final year of college), I started working in public accounting. In 2018, I passed the final section of the CPA exam to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). In my spare time, I enjoy most sports (I ref, play, and coach volleyball), walking my dog Ivy, spending time with family/friends, hiking and swimming.

 

  • First Job - Box boy at Van Dyke’s Supermarket
  • Favorite Cereal - Raisin Bran
  • Favorite Cartoon Character - Scooby Doo

 

Susan Kaas

Education:Montana State University – Bozeman, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

My name is Susan Kaas. I was born and raised in Billings, Montana and attended college at Montana State University in Bozeman where I received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Business. After graduating from MSU, I moved to CA for a short time, then to University Place WA where I lived for 20 years before returning to Billings 16 years ago. I owned/operated Heiko’s Bakery for 14 years with my late ex-husband. I was a long-time client of Beyond the Numbers and became an Accountant for them in December 2021. I am responsible for processing our various client’s payrolls and quarterly payroll tax reports. When I am not at work you can usually find me traveling/watching my son Ryan in a bowling center somewhere, baking, or hanging out with my family/friends.

  • First Job – Cleaning an office building at night
  • Favorite Cereal – Honey Nut Cheerios
  • Favorite Cartoon Character - Tigger

 

Tanya Bjork

Education:Arapahoe Community College, Littleton, CO – Accounting/business classes

My name is Tanya Bjork. I grew up in Indian Hills, Colorado, a small town west of Denver in the foothills. Growing up my family spent a lot of time outdoors camping, 4-wheeling, hiking and fishing which makes my move to Montana feel like home. I started my professional career in Credit Unions while attending college classes at night in accounting/business. Still not sure of my career path, I became a FedEx Courier for 10 years. During that time my growing family took priority, and I chose to be a stay-at-home mom. After a move to Sidney, MT I decided to re-enter the working world. I worked 15 years for a CPA firm working my way up from an entry level position to processing payrolls, monthly bookkeeping, and processing tax returns. I enjoy spending time with my family, a son, two daughters, and especially my granddaughter. My spare time is spent outdoors working in my yard on flower/vegetable gardens and trips to the mountains enjoying many outdoor activities.

  • First Job: Amusement Park Worker – Tine Town, CO
  • Favorite Cereal – Captain Crunch
  • Favorite Cartoon Character – The Flintstones

 

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Jay Stanfill

Education: Dickinson State University: Bachelor of Science in History

My name is Jay Stanfill and I originated in Dyersburg, Tennessee. My family moved to Glendive, Montana when I was in grade school. Upon graduation from DCHS, I went on to college at Montana State University in Bozeman and finalized my degree at Dickinson State University. After graduation, I wanted to live next to Mount Rushmore so I took a management position in Rapid City, SD. After having my fair share of dealing with tourists, I came to my senses and moved back to Montana in 1997. In 1998, I went to work for Wells Fargo in Billings and progressed through the ranks for fifteen years in “corporate America”. In 2013, I had the opportunity to get out of “corporate America” and became the office manager at Ortt & Co. CPAs, Inc. I enjoy taking in Bobcat football games, outside activities (like pulling weeds from my landscaping) and spending time with my three kids and wife.

  • First Job – Cashier and Stocker at White Drug in Glendive
  • Favorite Cereal – Lucky Charms
  • Favorite Cartoon Character – Calvin & Hobbes

 

Sarah McManus

Education: Rocky Mountain College: Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and Health Studies

My name is Sarah McManus. I grew up in Indianola Iowa, home of the National Hot Air Balloon Classic. As a teenager I was an avid dancer. I attended Cottey College in Nevada Missouri on a dance scholarship. After receiving my Associates in Arts degree, I took a couple years off of school to figure myself out, all the while teaching dance classes for kids. I found my way to Billings, MT by way of Rocky Mountain College, where I finished my Bachelor’s in Science degree in Physical Education and Health Studies. I then worked at Wells Fargo for 6 years. After getting married and having a child, I decided to stay at home with my growing family. Now that my kids are all in school, I wanted to re-enter the workforce. I was fortunate to be welcomed into the Ortt & Co. family.

  • First Job – soda jerk
  • Favorite Cereal – Maple & Honey Bunches of Oats
  • Favorite Cartoon Character – King Jullian from the Madagascar movies