Partners

Robert J. Helm, CPA

Position:          Managing Partner

Phone:              417.887.0585

Fax:                    417.887.0619

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Bob has been in public accounting for more than 25 years, spending a majority of this time consulting in corporate, individual, trust and estate taxation. As a business owner himself, he brings many years of insight into the day-to-day operations and challenges of taking care of a company. Bob now facilitates the Blueprint for Excellence program, endorsed by the firm, which works with organizations to improve their processes and create excellence in their organization. He is a graduate of Southwest Missouri State University, and serves as an active community leader on the boards of many local organizations. Governor Jay Nixon recently appointed Robert Helm, of Springfield, to the Missouri State Board of Accountancy.  The mission of the Missouri State Board of Accountancy is to protect the interests of all the citizens of the state of Missouri by examining, certifying, licensing and regulating certified public accountants and public accountants, and firms of certified public accountants and public accountants in the state of Missouri. The Governor has appointed him for a term ending July 1, 2016.


Thomas J. Everett, CPA

Position:          Audit Partner

Phone:              417.887.0585

Fax:                    417.887.0619

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A graduate of the University of Tulsa, Tom has over 30 years of experience in public accounting. His emphasis is in auditing and business tax credits. Tom is a native of Springfield, and has volunteered his time by serving on the board of directors of several charitable and professional organizations. Some of the organizations Tom has served include the board of directors of the MSCPA, Springfield Arts Council, SRO, and the Springfield Ballet. Tom is also a former president of the SW Chapter of the MSCPA.


P. Michael Pruett, CPA/ABV, CVA

Position:          Partner

Phone:              417.887.0585

Fax:                    417.887.0619

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Mike has been active in public accounting since 1985. He has extensive experience with individual, corporate and partnership taxation for industries such as construction, service companies, real estate, and retail. He provides accounting services, tax planning and strategic planning for his clients, which include entrepreneurial start-ups and mature businesses. He also has significant experience in representing individuals and companies before the IRS and State Departments of Revenue on income tax, estate tax and sales/use tax matters. He holds licenses in both Missouri and Arkansas. Mike is also a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) and provides business valuations for closely held companies. He is a graduate of Drury University with a Bachelor of Accounting and Economics. He is past president of the Southwest Chapter of the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants and a current member of AICPA, MSCPA, NACVA, Greene County Estate Planning Council and is also active in various community service organizations.


Matthew J. Solidum, CPA

Position:          Partner

Phone:              417.887.0585

Fax:                    417.887.0619

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Matt graduated from Southwest Missouri State University in December 2001 with a Bachelor of Accounting and a minor in computer information systems. He has been with Elliott, Robinson & Company, LLP since 2002. Matt assists our clients with the preparation of corporate and individual income tax returns and financial statements. His specialty is audits of retirement plans and for-profit companies. He oversees retirement plan audits and helps clients with compliance in their plans.


Amanda J. Kastler, CPA, CFE

Position:          Partner

Phone:              417.887.0585

Fax:                    417.887.0619

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Amanda Kastler became a partner with Elliott, Robinson & Company on January 1, 2014 after ten years with the firm. She grew up in Camdenton, MO where both of her parents were educators in the public school system. She started her college career at Central Methodist College (now Central Methodist University) on a volleyball and academic scholarship. After one year in Fayette, MO, she transferred to Drury University in Springfield, where she earned a degree in Accounting with minors in Criminology, Business Administration, and Global Studies.  Upon graduation in December 2003, she started with Elliott, Robinson & Company, LLP as a junior accountant. Amanda’s professional attributes and skills led her to auditing.  She started preparing small non-profit audits and has continued to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare and review audits of non-profit organization, for profit businesses, and government-funded organization and businesses. Early in her academic studies, Amanda developed an interest forensic accounting. In October 2007, she earned the Certified Fraud Examiner designation. She uses this credential to provide both preventative and detective services to businesses and organizations in Springfield and surrounding communities. These services include: conducting an analysis of an organization’s internal controls with recommendations for improvement, testing an organization’s internal controls to determine if employees are following established policies, and determining the occurrence and cost of fraud within an organization. The Missouri Society of CPAs awarded Amanda as a 2015 Woman to Watch - Experienced Leader for going above and beyond her responsibility and advancing the profession.The Springfield Business Journal honored Amanda in the 2014 Most Influential Women class recognizing her leadership, influence and civic involvement. Recommended article to read:
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Jacob R. Sanders, CPA

Position:          Partner

Phone:              417.887.0585

Fax:                    417.887.0619

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Jacob graduated from Southwest Missouri State University in May 2003 with a Bachelor of Accounting and Administrative Management.  He came to work for Elliott, Robinson & Company in January 2004.  In December 2010, he graduated from Missouri State University with a Master of Business Administration.  He became a partner of the firm in January of 2014. His primary practice is tax accounting, but he often provides clients with other services including financial accounting services, software conversion support, payroll services, and general bookkeeping services. Jacob specializes in consulting with developers and performing cost certification audits for Historic Preservation and Low Income Housing Tax Credit applications.  His experience, research, and contacts in this area provide a unique service to developers statewide looking to take advantage of the federal and state tax credits available for downtown rehabilitation and low income housing. He often works with his clients from the planning stages, through the construction period, and beyond project completion to ensure that the projects are performed according to the program guidelines and the developers fully utilize the available tax incentives. As of March 9, 2015, the Board of Governors of The Missouri Bar selected Jacob to serve on the Judicial Performance Evaluation Committee for the state's appellate courts. His term begins immediately and will expire December 31, 2020. During this period, Sanders will participate in three judicial cycles – in 2016, 2018 and 2020. Along with Sanders’ fellow committee members, he will be considering judges from the Supreme Court of Missouri and all three districts (Eastern, Western and Southern) of the Court of Appeals who are seeking retention on the bench under the Missouri Nonpartisan Court Plan. The committee utilizes surveys of lawyers and others, as well as other pertinent information, to issue a recommendation regarding the retention of each judge seeking another term on the bench. The results of the committee's work are released to the public prior to the general election, with the goal of providing voters the reliable information they can use to make informed decisions regarding those judges seeking retention.   1326821159_ProAdvisor-QB-76x120use_for_website