Lynn J. Graves, CPA, CGFM | Managing Partner

 

Lynn Graves is the founder of Graves and Associates, CPAs, LLC.  He has over forty-two years of public, corporate and governmental accounting experience and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Baylor University in Waco, Texas.  Lynn is a member of the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Missouri Society of Association Executives.  He has been designated a Certified Government Financial Manager by the Association of Government Accountants.  He is a well-known public speaker in the Central Missouri area regarding current tax and accounting issues and is also a qualified peer reviewer.  Lynn has been active with the professional ethics committee with the MSCPA. 

Lynn currently specializes in the audits of political subdivisions and not-for-profit organizations with special emphasis on the Single Audit Act Amendments of 1996 and its application to federal grants, superseded by the Uniform Guidance.  He was a featured speaker at the 1993 winter meeting of the Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs.  He has extensive experience in accounting, auditing and federal income tax matters with special emphasis in real estate.  He is also an AICPA qualified peer reviewer.

Early in his professional career, he served as semi-senior auditor under former Missouri State Auditor and Executive Director of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board, Dr. James Antonio.  Prior to that he served as the comptroller for a closely held conglomerate of broadcasting and advertising companies in Little Rock, Arkansas.

C. Lindsay Graves, CPA | Partner

  • Performs nonprofit auditing and tax services

  • Extensive experience in performing audits of public school districts and other local political subdivisions

  • Specializes in Single Audits under the Uniform Guidance and the Yellow Book

  • Prepares individual income and business tax returns and assists clients with IRS compliance and collection issues

 

Lindsay is a partner of Graves and Associates, CPAs, LLC.  She has been in public accounting for over 12 years.  She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Commerce from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois.  Lindsay specializes in auditing and tax preparation for nonprofit entities under Internal Revenue Code sections 501(c)(3) Charitable Organizations, 501(c)(4) Labor, Agricultural, and Horticultural Organizations, 501(c)(6) Business Associations, and 501(c)(7) Social Clubs.

 

Lindsay also specializes in audits of local governmental political subdivisions, such as villages, cities, public library districts, public water districts, a public housing authority, and public school districts.  She specializes in Single Audits under the Uniform Guidance and is qualified to perform audits under the Yellow Book.

 

Lindsay also prepares individual, corporate, partnership, fiduciary, and nonprofit tax returns.  She is also skilled in supporting clients with IRS compliance and collection matters.  Lindsay provides lobbying deduction calculation and unrelated business tax return services to nonprofit entities.

 

Lindsay performs professional speaking engagements.  She enjoys educating audiences on various audit topics. 

 

She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants.  

 

Lindsay is a Jefferson City native.  She enjoys traveling with her husband and twin sons. She is a certified PADI scuba diver.

Cindy Graves | Partner & Business Manager

Cindy has more than 25 years of experience in owning/operating multiple businesses.  She primarily carries out the financial management of the firm as well as human resources. She was an elected member of the Jefferson City Public Schools Board of Education for 12 years, including serving as president for two years.  

Penny B. Schoene, CPA 

Penny is an auditor with Graves and Associates, CPAs, LLC.  She has over twenty-eight years combined public and corporate accounting and consulting experience.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri.

Prior to joining the firm Penny worked as an auditor in both a National and Regional firm specializing in manufacturing, insurance and contractor clients; as a Chief Financial Officer for a local contractor and as an independent small business consultant.  Penny is a Certified Quickbooks Pro Advisor. 

Penny is a member of the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants.  

Kyle Schenewerk, CPA 

Kyle is an auditor with Graves and Associates, CPAs, LLC. He has almost two years of combined public and corporate audit experience. In 2015, he earned a Bachelor of Accountancy from Central Methodist University in Fayette, Missouri, and in 2016 earned his Master of Arts in Accountancy from the University of Central Missouri Warrensburg, Missouri. He is currently studying for the Certified Public Accountant examination. His experience includes audits of casino gaming, Medicaid cost reports, and not-for-profit organizations and local governments.  Kyle is a member of the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Danielle Beltz  | Accountant

  • Prepares individual income and business tax returns and assists clients with IRS compliance and collection issues

  • Performs nonprofit tax services

  • Assists with performing both nonprofit and local government audits
     

Danielle has enjoyed working in public accounting for over three years. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri. Danielle is furthering her education by pursuing her Master’s degree in Business Administration William Woods University.  After completing her masters, she will take the Certified Public Accountants exam.

Danielle has extensive experience in preparing individual income and business tax returns and assisting clients with IRS compliance and collection issues. She also prepares returns for 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(6) nonprofit entities, and related benefit plans of the organizations. Danielle provides support to other staff members during the preparation of audits, reviews, and compilations for nonprofit and local government entities.

Danielle enjoys various outdoor activities. She also enjoys traveling all over the state of Missouri watching her husband compete in Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association rodeos with their dog, Pepper, and cats, Clark and Charlie.

Sydney Massman | Accountant

Sydney recently began her career as an intern with Graves and Associates in 2017.  She then moved into a full-time position in May 2018, upon  completion of her undergraduate.  She graduated from Lincoln University in May of 2018, with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.  Sydney is currently working towards her Master’s degree in Accounting and take the Certified Public Accountants exam. Her experience includes bookkeeping, preparation of individual and not-for-profit tax returns, and audits of not-for-profit organizations and local governments.

Eli Beck, CPA

Eli joined the Graves and Associates team in 2019, bringing with him over five years of public, corporate and governmental accounting experience. He holds a Master’s of Accountancy from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri. Eli is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He also has experience in audit, tax preparation, bookkeeping, and financial analysis. Eli is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Eli is a Jefferson City native. He enjoys various outdoor activities and traveling with his wife and son.

Krystal Jacobs | Administrative Manager

Krystal is the administrative manager of Graves and Associates, CPAs, LLC. Prior to being employed by Graves and Associates she worked for a local non-profit organization for over 22 years.  She has experience in bookkeeping, office management, administrative support, and both web and graphic design.  She enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters.

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