Our Firm

We combine the experience of a large firm with the personal attention that only a small firm can provide. Our clients come back to us year after year because they know they are in good hands. We work to develop long-term relationships; whether your needs are simple or complex, we can help.

Our People

Mary R. Scott, CPA, CFE, CMA, CFM

Mary R. Scott holds a doctorate degree in accounting from Louisiana Tech University with minors in finance and quantitative analysis. In addition to being a licensed CPA, Mary is also a Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Management Accountant, and Certified Financial Manager. She has practiced accounting for over 40 years and has also taught at the university level for over 20 years.

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Our History

In September of 2001, after teaching full-time for thirteen years, Mary chose to return to public accounting, opening the office in St. Joseph, MO. Prior to earning her doctorate degree and teaching, Mary worked in public accounting in Louisiana for thirteen years, eight of which were in her own firm. Mary started the St. Joseph office with no clients, growing the firm to its current position. The firm began in office space on Frederick Avenue, moving downtown for about five years. We purchased our own building and moved to our present location in May of 2009.

On March 1, 2008, we were blessed with the opportunity to purchase the Leavenworth firm from Carroll & Spencer, CPAs. After occupying the space at 400 Shawnee Street since 2008, we purchased our building at 411 N 4th Street and moved the firm November 1, 2011.

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Our Credentials

Our firm is licensed to practice in both Missouri and Kansas. We are also members of the AICPA, the Missouri Society of CPAs, the Kansas Society of CPAs, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the Institute of Management Accountants, the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce, the Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce and the Leavenworth County Development Corporation.

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Our Primary Areas of Practice

Our entire firm strives to meet the highest standards of accounting, tax and consulting practices. Toward this goal, we attend many hours of continuing education each year.

Our primary areas of practice include the following services: accounting, payroll, business consulting, and tax return preparation and planning. We provide tax services to individuals, partnerships, corporations, LLCs, trusts, estates, and not for profit entities.

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