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Amanda J. Kastler, CPA, CFE

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Accounting & Auditing, Non-Profit/Not-for-Profit Audits, Fraud

Amanda became a partner with Elliott, Robinson & Company, LLP 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 University on a volleyball and academic scholarship. After one year in Fayette, MO, she transferred to Drury University where she earned a degree in Accounting. Upon graduation in December 2003, she started with Elliott, Robinson & Company as a junior accountant. Amanda is the first female partner in the history of the firm and now shares her experience by mentoring and training staff.

“I treat every client I work with as our most important client.” – Amanda

SPECIALIZED AREAS

  • Prepare and review audits of non-profit organizations, for-profit businesses, and government-funded organizations and businesses
  • Conduct internal control analysis for business and non-profit organizations
  • Certified to perform Uniform Guidance Audits
  • Serves on the firm’s accounting & auditing quality control team

PROVEN RESULTS

  • Assisted clients in establishing and testing internal controls to prevent and detect fraud
  • Presented at a non-profit seminar hosted by the Firm
  • Collaborated and presented at over 15 community awareness seminars on internal and external fraud
  • Developed an internal women’s initiative designed to enrich and retain women in public accounting
  • AICPA published article “How Women (and Firms) Can Break the Glass Ceiling” | 5.12.14

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS

  • Drury University – Bachelor of Arts in Accounting, Minors in Criminology, Business Administration, and Global Studies
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified Fraud Examiner
  • Yellow Book Audit Certified

COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS

  • Greater Missouri Leadership Foundation – Board of Directors (2020 to present); Treasurer (2021)
  • Harmony House – Board of Directors (2014 to 2019); Chair (2017); Vice Chair (2016); Treasurer (2015)
  • Drury University Breech School of Business Administration – Breech Business Week Advisory Committee
  • Drury University Breech School of Business Administration – Advisory Board Member

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Arvest Bank – Former Springfield Board of Directors; Former Arvest Bank Group Audit Committee Member
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • American Institute of CPAs
  • Missouri Society of CPAs

AWARDS

  • Trusted Advisers Class of 2019 | Springfield Business Journal
  • 2019 Women Who Mean Business Honoree | Biz 417
  • 2016 CPA Practice Advisor 40 Under 40 Honoree
  • 40 Under 40 Class of 2016 | Springfield Business Journal
  • Class of 2016 Greater Missouri Leadership Challenge
  • 2015 Missouri Society of CPAs Women to Watch – Experienced Leader
  • Most Influential Women Class of 2014 | Springfield Business Journal
  • Leadership Springfield Class 30
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Accounting & Auditing, Non-Profit/Not-for-Profit Audits, Fraud

Amanda became a partner with Elliott, Robinson & Company, LLP 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 University on a volleyball and academic scholarship. After one year in Fayette, MO, she transferred to Drury University where she earned a degree in Accounting. Upon graduation in December 2003, she started with Elliott, Robinson & Company as a junior accountant. Amanda is the first female partner in the history of the firm and now shares her experience by mentoring and training staff.

“I treat every client I work with as our most important client.” – Amanda

SPECIALIZED AREAS

  • Prepare and review audits of non-profit organizations, for-profit businesses, and government-funded organizations and businesses
  • Conduct internal control analysis for business and non-profit organizations
  • Certified to perform Uniform Guidance Audits
  • Serves on the firm’s accounting & auditing quality control team

PROVEN RESULTS

  • Assisted clients in establishing and testing internal controls to prevent and detect fraud
  • Presented at a non-profit seminar hosted by the Firm
  • Collaborated and presented at over 15 community awareness seminars on internal and external fraud
  • Developed an internal women’s initiative designed to enrich and retain women in public accounting
  • AICPA published article “How Women (and Firms) Can Break the Glass Ceiling” | 5.12.14

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS

  • Drury University – Bachelor of Arts in Accounting, Minors in Criminology, Business Administration, and Global Studies
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified Fraud Examiner
  • Yellow Book Audit Certified

COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS

  • Greater Missouri Leadership Foundation – Board of Directors (2020 to present); Treasurer (2021)
  • Harmony House – Board of Directors (2014 to 2019); Chair (2017); Vice Chair (2016); Treasurer (2015)
  • Drury University Breech School of Business Administration – Breech Business Week Advisory Committee
  • Drury University Breech School of Business Administration – Advisory Board Member

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Arvest Bank – Former Springfield Board of Directors; Former Arvest Bank Group Audit Committee Member
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • American Institute of CPAs
  • Missouri Society of CPAs

AWARDS

  • Trusted Advisers Class of 2019 | Springfield Business Journal
  • 2019 Women Who Mean Business Honoree | Biz 417
  • 2016 CPA Practice Advisor 40 Under 40 Honoree
  • 40 Under 40 Class of 2016 | Springfield Business Journal
  • Class of 2016 Greater Missouri Leadership Challenge
  • 2015 Missouri Society of CPAs Women to Watch – Experienced Leader
  • Most Influential Women Class of 2014 | Springfield Business Journal
  • Leadership Springfield Class 30

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