Walter Kero, ABV CFF

Kero Byington & Associates

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Kero Byington & Associates


Walter J. Kero, CPA
Professional Employment
2013 – Present WJ Kero CPA, PC
1984 – 2013 Junkermier, Clark Campanella Stevens PC
1982 – 1984 Doyle & Kero, CPA’s
1979 – 1982 Westmont Tractor Co.
1976 - 1978 Gerharz & Co. CPA’s
1974 – 1976 Dobbins, DeGuire & Tucker, CPA’s
1973 – 1974 Martin, Dodd & Olson, CPA’s

Professional Associations

American Institute of Designations –
Certified Public CPA – Certified Public Accountant
Accountants ABV – Accredited in Business Valuation
CFF – Certified in Financial Forensics
Montana Society of Designations –
Certified Public President: 1996-1997
Accountants George D Anderson Distinguished Service
Award -2011
State Taxation Committee
Arthur Andersen A Plus Tax User Advisory Council
Professional Experience

Walter J. Kero is the President of WJ Kero CPA, PC which provides tax compliance and planning services, business valuation, succession planning and litigation support services.

Walt has forty plus years of tax, valuation and professional advising experience to individuals of all income categories, corporations of all types, partnerships, limited liability companies, estates and trusts. Industries served include real estate, agriculture, professional services, not for profit, wholesalers and retailers.

A high point in Walt’s professional experience involved testifying in US Tax Court. The case was heard in December of 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. Judge Buch rendered his opinion in the case in January of 2017 as TC Memo 2017-16.

Walt served as Chairman of the Board for five years and as a Board Member of Junkermier, et al for twelve years. He was also a shareholder for 26 years and the firm’s tax director for five years.


University of Montana - Missoula, Montana
Bachelor of Science – Accounting 1973


State of Montana Certificate # 991
State Board of Public Accountancy – Montana
Series 7 and 66 – State of Montana


Missoula Housing Authority – Chairman of the Board
Missoula Downtown Association – President and Board
United Way
University of Montana Excellence Fund
Montanans for Better Government
Sigma Chi Fraternity – Order of Constantine