Kansas City Accounting Firms Merge to Provide Additional Services

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Cillessen Financial, LLC, a CPA firm with offices in Kansas City, MO and Overland Park, KS, is eager to announce that as of July 2014, the company has merged with Meridian Business Services, LLC ("Meridian").

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The expanded staff of professionals allows for increased capacity and diverse industry expertise.

Under the Meridian umbrella, the group will continue offering tax and accounting consulting for individuals and small businesses, with expanded services - including outsourced CFO capabilities, audits/reviews, and payroll. The expanded staff of professionals allows for increased capacity and diverse industry expertise.

The Meridian team includes Certified Public Accountants and staff who are ready to partner with local and regional businesses. “We understand that our clients’ needs are unique and we want to make it easy to use our services,” said Kristen Cillessen, CPA, owner of Cillessen Financial. “One of the ways we do that is to customize packages that put their specific personal and business accounting goals at the forefront,” Cillessen said.

Meridian is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Kansas Society of CPA’s, and the following Chambers of Commerce: Kansas City, Leawood, Louisburg, and Paola. Currently with three locations (in Leawood, Louisburg, and Paola, KS), the firm also has a new location opening soon in Overland Park at 6400 Glenwood. Meridian’s founder, Amy Goode, CPA, is excited to see the firm grow with its clients.

“Meridian has been in business for eleven years serving the Kansas City market and throughout that time, we have remained focused on providing the services necessary for local and regional businesses to thrive and grow. We work with many companies and entrepreneurs, providing them with a variety of services relating to business formation, accounting, tax, payroll, financial planning and analysis. All of these services help our clients make more effective financial decisions,” said Goode.    

Goode and Cillessen are both alumni of KPMG, LLP, one of the top 4 accounting firms worldwide. The two agreed that sharing the entrepreneurial experience allows them to treat each client as if it were their own business. Goode said, “We pride ourselves on true entrepreneurial partnership – we know firsthand what it’s like to run a small business.”

To learn more about Meridian, please visit http://www.meridianbusiness.com.

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