I provide accounting, tax, financial services and investment planning services to individuals and businesses.

Retirement planning, education planning, risk management and so much more. I offer my clients a multi-faceted approach to address their growing financial needs.

My Practice

I offer standard tax preparation and accounting services, as well as comprehensive investment planning. In addition to preparing and filing your tax return, I can help develop a plan that takes into account your financial circumstances and tax status, and considers your college, retirement and estate planning goals.



I provide the following tax services to individuals and businesses: tax planning, federal and state tax preparation, and standard and electronic tax filing.

Financial Services

I can provide you with valuable information to help you make important financial decisions, such as planning for retirement, buying a home, financing a college education, or investing for your family's future.

Retirement Planning

Whether your retirement is 40 years away or on the horizon, it is important to take stock of your savings situation and take charge. Experts estimate that many Americans will spend nearly one third of their lives in retirement. To make sure that your retirement is the golden time it’s meant to be, start planning now.

Source: www.401k.org

Education Planning

The available education planning choices can be confusing. I can show you how your savings will affect your child’s or grandchild’s ability to qualify for financial aid, as well as the implications for your income, gift and estate tax situation. I can also help you identify how much money you need to send your children or grandchildren to college, determine how much you need to save, and how this dedicated investment might fit with your overall investment management plan.

Legacy Planning

Everyone should consider doing some estate planning, no matter how large or small your estate might be. However, estate planning can be a difficult process and can bring some emotional issues to light. Should you choose to put off proper planning now, it could cost your loved ones later. Estate taxes can devour the value of the estate that is intended for your heirs. Proper planning can eliminate this worry. I can help you develop a plan to maximize the amount you leave to your heirs and minimize the amount you leave to Uncle Sam.

Professional Money Management

Today's investment atmosphere presents many challenges. It is not easy to know what to do or where to turn when planning your financial future. Given this environment, more and more investors are turning to qualified financial advisors like me to assist them in creating a customized portfolio based on their individual needs.

Additional Services

  • Mutual Funds
  • Accounting services
  • IRAs
  • Payroll reporting
  • SEPs
  • Corporations
  • Rollovers
  • Payroll checkwriting
  • S-Corporations
  • Individual Tax Planning
  • Business Bookkeeping
  • Small business consulting
  • Estate and Gift Tax Planning
  • Partnerships
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Business Tax Planning
  • Roth IRAs

About Me


Advertising, Iowa State University

Bachelor of Science,

Master of Science,

Accounting, Drake University


CEP - Certified Estate Planner

CFP® - Certified Financial PlannerTM

EA - Enrolled Agent


I am a member of the national and Iowa Chapter of the Financial Planning Association, National Society of Accountants, and National Association of Enrolled Agents.


  • Exams: 22, 6, 63
  • States: AZ, CT, IA
  • License: A&H, Life
  • States: WI
  • License: VL/VA, A&H, LTC, Life
  • States: IA
  • License: VL/VA, A&H/Sickness, Life
  • States: NC
  • License: Investment Advisor Representative
  • States: IA


Advisory Services

Investor Resources

About HD Vest

Recognized by Financial Advisor as one of the top firms in the industry,1 we are committed to changing America by reinventing the way people invest. Since its inception in 1983, HD Vest Financial Services® has supported an independent network of tax and non-tax professionals who provide comprehensive financial planning solutions, including securities, insurance, money management services and banking solutions. Approximately 4,500 independent contractors manage over $35 billion in assets for some 1.8 million individuals, families and small businesses in all 50 states.2
1 Independent Broker-Dealers 2013, Financial Advisor Magazine, April 2013
2 As of January 1, 2014


Dennis Skinner
NEVADA, IA 50201-2808

Email: SkinnerD@hdvest.net
Phone: 515-382-3581
Fax: 515-382-4743

Additional Contacts

Kati Higgins