For years, Kramer & Associates CPAs, LLC has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses. Our expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as audits, financial statements, and financial planning.
Kramer & Associates CPAs, LLC is one of the leading firms in and throughout the area. By combining our expertise, experience and the team mentality of our staff, we assure that every client receives the close analysis and attention they deserve. Our dedication to high standards, hiring of seasoned tax professionals, and work ethic is the reason our client base returns year after year.
Kramer & Associates CPAs, L.L.C. commits to provide superior quality professional services which exceed client expectations with the highest level of integrity and trust. Through the proactive approaches of our team of dedicated professionals, we continue to enhance our reputation as a premier CPA firm.
Please take the time to get to know the members of our team!
“The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” - Phil Jackson, NBA coach
Anthony B. Kramer, CPA
Tony is the managing member of Kramer & Associates CPAs, L.L.C. and one of the firm's current partners. He began his CPA career in Leavenworth in 1991 working for Bushman & Wood, Chartered, the predecessor of the current firm. In 1994, he joined the Topeka firm of Braunsdorf, Carlson & Clinkinbeard, a firm recognized as one of the top 50 small to mid-sized firms in the country for 10 consecutive years. Five years after the firm's merger into Century Business Services (CBIZ), a publicly traded financial services company ranked as the 7th largest accounting firm in the U.S., Tony led the Leavenworth office in divesting back to a locally owned, client-focused CPA firm. His experience includes 10 years as a sole practitioner tax preparer, and 15 years in the CPA profession, including experience in a local firm, regional firm, and national firm. His areas of specialty include business consulting, business and estate taxation, computer information systems, construction contractors and agriculture. Tony and his wife Sherry have two daughters, Jennifer and Samantha. He graduated from Kansas State University in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and an MBA from the University of Kansas in 1992. He is part of the Magna Cum Laude, Honors Program and received the AICPA Certificate of Educational Achievement in Taxation. He is a Certified Public Accountant in Kansas (Certificate #7042) and has been a part of many Professional and Community Associations. He has been on the Leavenworth County Air & Business Committee, Kansas City Area Development Council, USD #449 Facilities Committee, Technology Committee, Kansas Society of CPA's, and the American Institute of CPA's. He was President of Rotary International, Leavenworth Club 210 from 2005 to 2006, President of the Leavenworth County Development Corporation in 2007, and Treasurer for the Lansing/Leavenworth Area Chamber of Commerce from 2008 to 2011.
Joseph J. Wood, CPA
Joe has been providing accounting services in the Leavenworth area since 1972. He concentrates in the areas of income and estate taxation as well as small business and personal advisory services. His experience also includes governmental accounting and auditing. His industry experience includes professional services, construction contractors, manufactures, non-profit organizations, new and used car dealers, and retail operations. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Tarkio College in 1969 and is a Certified Public Accountant in Kansas (Certificate #2303). He takes part in many Professional and Community Associations including the American Institute of CPA's and the Kansas Society of CPA's. He was also the Past Director of Cushing Memorial Hospital, an Elder and Treasurer of High Prairie Church, Director and Treasurer of Leavenworth County 4-H Foundation, Past Director and Treasurer of Leavenworth Kiwanis Club and the Leavenworth/Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce.
Amy Schwinn, CPA
Amy began working with the team in 2001. Her areas of specialty include taxation, bookkeeping, compilations, agreed-upon procedures, and payroll. She is an experienced QuickBooks user. Amy has experience working with clients in various industries including agriculture, construction, healthcare, and not-for-profit. She resides in the Easton area with her husband and children. Amy graduated with her Bachelors in Accounting and Finance from Benedictine College in 2001 and obtained her Masters in Accounting from Liberty University, Graduate with Distinction.Amy is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants. Amy is also a QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor.
Gloria has worked in the accounting and taxation field since 1975 and is an experienced business owner. She worked for Richard Smith, Inc. since March 2002 with an emphasis on public accounting, payroll and payroll taxes, sales tax, and individual, farm, and small corporate tax return preparation. Gloria joined the Kramer & Associates team in 2009. Her industry experience includes construction, agriculture, manufacturing, property management, retail operations, and service providers. Gloria is also experienced in QuickBooks software and has attended various QuickBooks seminars. She graduated McLouth High School in 1975 and later attended Kansas City Kansas Community College in 1976. She transferred to Johnson County Community College and graduated with an Associates Degree in Accounting and soon transferred to Emporia State University where she graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. She is also a member of the Tonganoxie Chamber of Commerce. Gloria and her husband Rick are Tonganoxie natives. They spent 15 years in various areas of Oklahoma before returning to rural Tonganoxie in 1993. Gloria and Rick have two married sons. Chris and his wife Jena live in Parker, Colorado with their children. Brad and his wife Laura live in rural Tonganoxie with their children. Gloria enjoys helping her husband on their farm, spending time with their grandchildren, traveling, sewing, quilting, and camping with family and friends.
Theresa Megee, CPA
Theresa has been working with Kramer and Associates since 2010. She prepares income tax returns, is experienced in QuickBooks software and does payroll and payroll reporting. She has experience in evaluating financial reporting for construction contractors. Theresa also works directly for clients doing QuickBooks accounting and payroll. She and her husband Michael have lived in Tonganoxie since 1985 and have three grown children and two grandchildren. Theresa graduated from William Jewell College with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts and the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants. Theresa is the board treasurer for the Tonganoxie Community Historical Society.
Carol has worked with Tony Kramer and his team since December of 2000. Along with her administrative duties, she also assists with processing of weekly payrolls, accounts payable, and accounts receivable. Carol is also the Financial Secretarty for the First Christian Church in Leavenworth. Carol resides in Lansing, Kansas, along with her son Jacob and his wife Paige. Step-daughters, Traci Bowers and Stacy Bennetts and their children, all live in Leavenworth. She graduated from Leavenworth High School in 1969 and attended Kansas City Kansas Community College for two years. She is also associated with the Leavenworth/Lansing Chamber of Commerce - Women's Division and is a member of the Board of Directors.
Sara joined the team at Kramer and Associates in November 2008. She brought with her over 6 years of banking and public accounting experience. Her responsibilities include preparation of personal and business income tax returns, payroll and sales tax returns, payroll processing, compiling financial statements and assisting with school district and governmental audits. Sara also has experience with QuickBooks software. Sara resides outside of Easton with her husband and sons. Sara is a December 2004 graduate of KCKCC with an Associates in Accounting. Sara serves as the Executive Committee Treasurer of the Leavenworth Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce and a St Joseph-St Lawrence Parish Finance Council Member.
Jean has worked with the Kramer and Associates team since December of 2009. Along with her administrative duties, she also assists with processing of weekly payrolls and bookkeeping. Jean resides in Tonganoxie, Kansas, along with her husband, Kenny.
Jenny has been working with Kramer & Associates since 2014. She prepares income tax returns, processes payroll and payroll reporting and is experienced in QuickBooks software. She and her husband Matt were both raised in Tonganoxie and have 3 children. Jenny graduated with an Associates Degree in Accounting from Kansas City Kansas Community College in December 2015.
Karen Bottary, EA, ASTPS
Karen Wake Bottary came to Kramer & Associates after 17 years in the tax business with a large proprietary tax company preparing individaul and partnership tax returns in both Virginia and Kansas. Karen is a 1985 graduate from Tonganoxie High school. After graduating high school, Karen served in the US Navy until 1992. Karen graduated from Norwich University in 1992 with a Bachelors of Science in Accounting as well as a Bachelors of Science in Management. She also graduated from Medical College of Virginia in 1997 with a Masters of Health Administration. Karen lives in rural Leavenworth County with her husband, Mike, and 2 children.
Vanessa joined the firm in December 2015 and primarily works in the auditing department. She graduated from Pleasant Ridge High School in 2014 and attended Kansas City Kansas Community College for two years where she was a member of the Honors Program as well as Phi Theta Kappa. She transferred to Park University and is currently working on her Bachelors of Science in Accounting as well as an MBA with an emphasis in Accounting. She is a member of the Missouri Society of CPA's (MSCPA) as well as the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
Melissa joined the Kramer & Associates team in 2017. Her areas of specialty include payroll and sales tax reporting, payroll processing, and bookkeeping. Melissa has experience with QuickBooks software. Melissa also works directly for clients doing QuickBooks accounting and payroll. Melissa is currently taking the training to became a QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor. Melissa has worked in the field since 2012 doing accounting for a construction company. She resides outside of Leavenworth with her husband Aaron one son Carter and their two dogs Rocky and Adrian. She graduated from Ellinwood High School in 2005 in the top 25% of her class and later attended Johnson County Community College where she was a member of Phi Theta Kappa. Melissa graduated in 2011 with an Associates in Applied Accounting. She also graduated with Presidential Honors.
Lisa joined the team at Kramer & Associates in 2017. She brought with her over 12 years of tax and accounting experience. Her specialties include construction contractors, manufacturers and medium to high-net worth individual clients. Lisa resides in Tonganoxie, Kansas, along with her husband and two sons. She is originally from Lawrence, Kansas and graduated from the University of Kansas in 2005 with a Bachelors in Accounting.
Kramer & Associates, CPAs is one of the leading firms in and throughout Leavenworth County, Kansas and the surrounding area. By combining our expertise, experience and the team mentality of our staff, we assure that every client receives the close analysis and attention they deserve. Our dedication to high standards, hiring of seasoned professionals, and work ethic is the reason our client base returns year after year.
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