Bradley D. Van Kalsbeek, M.B.A., CPA, CGMA

Associate Professor, Accounting

Experienced executive with a solid financial background and keen analytical talents.

SUMMARY AND AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Brad Van Kalsbeek has several years of experience in the areas of accounting and financial management. He has dealt with accounting issues from the standpoint of publicly traded and privately held companies as well as from non-profit and governmental entities. Van Kalsbeek has industry experience in real estate development, hospitality management, financial institutions, construction and asset management. He also has extensive experience in budgeting at the corporate and subsidiary levels. As a senior executive level, Van Kalsbeek has been involved with strategic planning, crisis management and long-range planning. He has proven his abilities to direct divisions, departments, teams and projects while developing and implementing policies and procedures. Van Kalsbeek is adept at cash management, financial operations and change management.

Having an entrepreneurial spirit, Van Kalsbeek co-founded ROI Hospitality, LLC, a hospitality management company based in Sioux Falls, S.D. ROI manages limited and full-service hotels and restaurants throughout the Midwest.

In 2014 Van Kalsbeek was granted the Outstanding Educator Award from the South Dakota CPA Society; in 2013 he was awarded USF's Outstanding Faculty Award; and in 2012 he was presented the Excellence in Teaching Award from the USF Chapter of The National Society of Leadership and Success. Van Kalsbeek is a member of the South Dakota CPA Society, the American Institute of CPAs and the Christian Business Faculty Association (CBFA).

 

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Bachelor of Arts – Northwestern College, Orange City, Iowa, May 1992

     Accounting and Business Administration: Financial Management

Master of Business Administration – Colorado Technical University, Sioux Falls, S.D., June 2002

    South Dakota CPA Certificate No. 1801

    South Dakota Individual Permit No. 1219

    South Dakota Firm Permit No. 861

Leadership Sioux Falls, Class XVI, May 2002

(2005 – Present)  January 2005 Brad joined the University of Sioux Falls as full time instructor in Accounting.  Since that time, Brad has been promoted to rank of assistant professor.  Courses that Brad has taught include:  Intermediate Accounting II, Cost Management, Advanced Accounting, Auditing, Computerized Accounting, and Principles of Accounting I and II.  Prior to this, Brad taught adjunct for the University of Sioux Falls, teaching Advanced Accounting, Auditing, and Principles of Accounting since the Fall of 2003.  

(2004 – 2011)  Having an entrepreneurial spirit, Brad co-founded ROI Hospitality, LLC, a Sioux Falls based corporation.  As a partner of the company, ROI is a professional hospitality management company managing hotels and restaurants throughout the Midwest.  Brad appreciates the importance of staying involved in current business practices thereby applying these principles into the classroom.

(2010 – Present)  Most recently, Brad and a fellow partner co-founded a residential home building company based in Sioux Falls, SD.  

(2003 – 2004)  Joining Adams Thermal Systems, Inc., in 2003 as their Chief Financial Officer, Brad developed and created an entire accounting department and system.  For this newly formed company, Brad oversaw all financial and administrative decisions.  Areas of responsibility included debt and cash management, benefit selection and administration, information technology oversight, asset management, contract reviews and day-to-day supervision.

(1997 – 2003)  In 1997 Brad joined Hegg Companies, Inc., as their Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Brad contributes his strong knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards while being a positive motivator.  A team leader, Brad feels strongly about developing the accountants on staff.  Through their insights come opportunities to increase efficiencies and provide better financial reporting to our clients.

(1996 – 1997)  Prior to joining Hegg Companies, Inc. Brad taught one academic year at Northwestern College.  Courses he was responsible for include Intermediate Accounting, Federal Income Tax, Auditing, Cost Accounting and Finance.  During this year of teaching, Brad was responsible for 50 to 55 advisees as well as an advisor for the business club, Phi Beta Lambda. 

(1993 – 1996)  Brad also had the opportunity to work with McGladrey & Pullen, L.L.P. in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, an international public accounting and consulting firm, gaining valuable public accounting experience servicing a variety of clients ranging from those which were publicly traded to non-profit and governmental. 

(1992 – 1993)  Graduating from undergraduate college in May 1992, Brad began interning at a regional CPA firm, Williams and Company, PC in January of 1992.  Brad was offered a position within the firm prior to graduation and remained with this firm for another year.

In conclusion, Brad’s exposure to teaching makes the “real world” of accounting understandable to all.

COMPUTER SKILLS

Proficient with Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook, Lotus 1-2-3, Lotus Notes, MAS 90, Quick Books, Peach Tree Accounting, T-Value

LICENSES AND AFFILIATIONS

Certified Public Accountant

South Dakota CPA Society

South Dakota Board of Accountancy

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Christian Business Faculty Association

Member, First Christian Reformed Church

Junior Achievement volunteer recruiter/instructor / volunteer auditor

Former Member, Sioux Falls Christian School Board

Former Team Leader Volunteer – Faculty Staff Campaign, University of Sioux Falls

Former Member, Sioux Empire United Way, Division Chair

Former Member, First Tee World Golf Association for Kids

Former Member, Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce Tax Council

Former Member, Chief Financial Officers Club

Former Member, New Member Ministries Committee, Shalom Christian Reformed Church

Former Member, Business Executives for Sioux Falls Christian Schools

Former Board President, Bethany Christian Services

Former Board Member, Northwestern College Presidential Search Committee

Former Board Member, Northwestern College Alumni Association

Former Treasurer, Good News Reformed Church

Former Deacon, Good News Reformed Church

Former Licensed Representative in Securities Series 22 & 63

PERSONAL DATA

Married to Carilyn Van Kalsbeek, M.D.

Father of 4 children: Mitchell Bradley, Mattea Lauren, Micah Jonalyn and Megan JC

Enjoy spending time with family and friends at our Okoboji cabin

Interests:  golf, water sports, boating, piano/organ, church

Education

  • B.A., Accounting and Business Administration-Financial Management, Northwestern College, 1992
  • M.B.A., Business Administration, Colorado Technical University, 2002
  • C.G.M.A., Management Accounting, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, 2012
  • C.P.A., Accounting, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, 1995

Courses Taught

  • ACC225 - Principles of Accounting I
  • ACC226 - Principles of Accounting II
  • ACC404 - Organizational Tax
  • ACC425 - Advanced Accounting
  • ACC426 - Auditing
  • ACC250 - Computerized Accounting
  • ACC410 -
  • ACC420 -
  • ACC326 - Intermediate Accounting II

Professional Memberships

SD Board of Accountancy (SD)
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
South Dakota CPA Society (SDCPA)
Christian Business Faculty Association

Expertise

  • CPA Firms
  • Hotel Management
  • Accounting Profession
  • Financial Management
  • Real Estate Developement
  • Property Management
  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Computerized Accounting

Service/Volunteer Work

Member, First Christian Reformed Church
Junior Achievement volunteer recruiter/instructor / volunteer auditor
Former Team Leader Volunteer - Faculty Staff Campaign, Univeristy of Sioux Falls
Former Member, Sioux Empire United Way, Division Chair
Former Member, First Tee World Golf Association for kids
Former Member, Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce Tax Council
Former Member, Chief Financial Officers Club
Former Member, New Member Ministries Committee, Shalom Christian Reformed Church
Former Member, Business Executives for Sioux Falls Christian Schools
Former Board President, Bethany Christian Services
Former Board Member, Northwestern College Presidential Search Committee (twice)
Former Board Member, Northwestern College Alumni Association
Former Treasurer, Good News Reformed Church
Former Deacon, Good News Reformed Church
Former Member, Sioux Falls Christian School Board