Kent J. Shipley, CPA, JD formed Kent J. Shipley, P.C. in 1992 as a trusted tax preparer and advisor to small businesses, small business owners and others. Kent’s son, Erin L. Shipley, CPA, helped part-time during most tax seasons until he joined full-time in 2008. In 2010 Michael T. Higgins, CPA brought his experience and expertise to the firm as the firm continued to grow. Christina Coldiron is the most recent addition to the group as a paralegal to assist Kent with his work as an attorney and to manage the office for the accounting and legal practices.
In 2019 the firm name was changed to Shipley CPA Group, PC to encompass the efforts and expertise brought by all of our staff members. Our firm will continue to provide high-quality tax and advisory services and will search for new ways to help its clients navigate the ever-changing business and tax environments.
With tax laws changing every year, it can be a challenge to keep on top of the particular changes that affect you and your business. Let our tax experts prepare your individual and business tax returns and advise you on ways to minimize your tax liability.
Financial statements are useful tools for decision making and for representing the state of your business’ finances to outside parties. We can work with your staff to produce accurate monthly or annual financial statements that reflect the financial health of your business.
Sometimes it’s good to get an outside perspective from a professional you can trust. Whether you need help solving a problem that faces your business or weighing the costs and benefits of an opportunity, we can provide the perspective you need. With our business consulting services you can count on getting an independent view that provides the insight you need to make decisions that further your goals.
Choosing how a new business will be organized can be a confusing and critical decision. Sole proprietorships, partnerships, LLCs, and corporations all offer differing levels of protection and complication for the business owners. We can help you decide which structure is the right fit for your business, and help you reevaluate that decision as your business grows.
Through our financial analysis services, we can analyze your business and provide the financial data you need to support your decision making process. We can also analyze how a situation might change as circumstances evolve, allowing you to plan for how you might respond to different scenarios.
For your convenience, we have a notary public available to witness and authenticate the execution of documents and signatures.
We provide a limited amount of bookkeeping services through our office. We can also help you find someone through our relationships with other local businesses that can provide the following services: Audits, Reviews, and Compilations, Ongoing Bookkeeping, QuickBooks Training, Estate and Trust Plans, Payroll Services, and Retirement Planning.