Universal Accounting Center Welcomes Jessica Hedenskog and Brian Bowar

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Universal Accounting Center, the premier training provider for bookkeeping, tax preparation, advisory services and more, added two dynamic team members recently.


Please join us in welcoming Jessica Hedenskog and Brian Bowar to the team as they lend their skills to our mission of helping accounting professionals start and grow the premier accounting firm in their area.


Jessica and Brian will work closely with Vice President of Student Fulfillment, Ken Bostrom. Jessica will work as  Personal Development Specialist connecting with students to help them complete their enrolled courses and will work as an assistant with Ken. Brian will work to strengthen existing and develop new relationships with vendors in Universal Accounting’s Virtual Tradeshow and Toolbox as Key Account Manager. The Virtual Tradeshow and Toolbox is an online showcase of technology that can be leveraged to automate manual data entry work, freeing up time to enable accounting professionals to grow their advisory skills and clientele base.


We’re thrilled to welcome Jessica and Brian to our team! Let’s meet our new team members:


Welcome, Jessica Hedenskog

Jessica was born and raised in North Carolina, where she lives to this very day. She says she considers North Carolina to be the perfect state because the weather never gets too hot or too cold, and both the beach and the mountains are only a few hours drive away. Pretty hard to beat that set up!


Jessica received her Bachelor’s Degree in accounting and has always been interested in accounting and the functions of business. She has connected with so many accountants throughout her years in the industry and loves the sense of community that exists therein. She loved working with this group of people and wanted to land at a company where she could lend her expertise in a way that would help them on an individual level.


Her role at Universal Accounting will be to offer direct assistance to the professionals in Universal Accounting programs and she sees it going much deeper than the surface level. She will communicate directly with enrolled professionals to make sure they know that we’re with them through every step of their journey. Jessica said she wants to take on and learn new, essential tasks to free up colleagues to manage their workflows more efficiently.


Outside of work, Jessica enjoys photography, playing board games and video games, spend time with her fiance, family and dog, as well as creating content for social media.


Jessica wants Universal’s alumni and prospective enrollees to know that she’s always here to help. Helping people and seeing them succeed makes her happy because she knows it is helping push the accounting industry in the right direction.


Welcome, Brian Bowar

Brian hails from beautiful southwest Wisconsin, though now he lives in Clinton, Iowa. After receiving degrees in marketing and business management at Loras College, he worked in sales and marketing as an executive account manager.


During his time at Loras, Brian harnessed his competitive energy as a wide receiver on the football team. He says he’s a “very competitive” person.


Brian will work with vendors to collaborate on ways that Universal Accounting Center can help them grow using the Virtual Tradeshow and Toolbox. Brian sees the VTT as a great tool for businesses to put their product in front of accounting business owners, as well as a great resource for Universal Accounting graduates to find tools to make their firms operate more efficiently.


Outside of work, Brian enjoys being in the great outdoors and spending time with his girlfriend and her child. He likes to wakeboard, ski, mountain biking, and pretty much anything else that keeps him active and participating in nature.


Brian said he is “thrilled” to be working on the Virtual Tradeshow and Toolbox and sees this as a great opportunity to use his 20 years of experience to help business owners reach their goals.


For more information on how to enroll at Universal Accounting Center, call 801-623-6707 or schedule a time to discuss your future online using this link. 

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