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.

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