Schmidt Associates, P.C.

Carthage Office: 417-358-6090   Rolla Office: 573-364-2246

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About Us


Stan Schmidt started Schmidt Associates on February 1, 1990. He believed that every business, no matter how big or small, needs a Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Our firm was designed to provide that function to those businesses that were most likely too small to have a CFO on staff.

It quickly became apparent that the CFO role was most effective if adequate records were maintained properly and in a timely manner. Record keeping and payroll processing soon became a key part of Schmidt Associates services. To this day, the firm boasts a thriving record keeping and payroll practice as well as CFO/Controllership services to a wide variety of clients.

Although income tax return preparation has always been a strong component of the success of the firm, income tax planning is encouraged as a more effective way to manage the income tax bite. Additional planning engagements include financial planning, estate planning, retirement planning, and business planning.

At Schmidt Associates we utilize the latest technological internet based advances to provide services to our client's that are relevant, timely and delivered when and where needed via safe and secure portal technology.

Our Carthage Office

Brian Schmidt, CPA/ABV

Brian is the President and managing partner of Schmidt Associates, PC and has been since 2011. He is a Certified Public Accountant as well as Accredited in Business Valuation. When not at work he enjoys spending time with his family, working in the yard and cheering on the Kansas City Royals and Chiefs!

Stan Schmidt, CPA

Stan started Schmidt Associates, PC 25 years ago with a goal of serving his clients in a manner that exceeds their expectations. Service is what we sell. When talking to his clients, he wants them to feel that serving them is the most important thing he has to do at that moment and they have his undivided attention. If the client needs something done, he will do everything possible to address that need.

When not serving clients, Stan loves to be at the lake!

Abby Madsen, CPA

Abby graduated from Missouri Southern State University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting. After gaining a few years of experience in the accounting world, Abby set out to conquer the CPA Exam. Nine months later in early 2015, Abby received the CPA designation. Abby joined Schmidt Associates, PC in June 2015.

Abby has an Aussie posse, her 3 Australian Shepherds – Jax, Mattie and Bear.

Amy Campbell

After spending 10 years in accounting, Amy made the move to office management in 2014, where she ensures the smooth day to day running of the Schmidt Associates, PC office. She also oversees the firm’s marketing activities. Amy is an active member of Soroptimist International of Carthage, MO and the Carthage Family Literacy Council board.

Amy’s first car was a 1966 Mustang which she wishes she still had! When not watching Sydney play volleyball and Drew play basketball (her kiddos), Amy enjoys watching football and buying fabric for quilts that someday, she will make.

Cheryl Garrison

Cheryl Garrison is the newest member to join the Schmidt Associates, PC team as a payroll clerk. Cheryl attended Missouri Southern State University and has worked in the accounting field for 20 years. She and her husband Allen, have 2 children and 2 grandchildren.

Cheryl has had the privilege of driving a modified stock car in a Powder Puff race and came in second.

Darla Langford

Darla has lived in Southwest Missouri for the past five years. When it’s not tax season her favorite activities are spending time with family and friends, hiking, books and music. Having survived a large family and spending the majority of her career in the government sector, she has learned the importance of teamwork, service and a good sense of humor.

Deana Goswick, CPA – Tax Manager

Deana has worked in public accounting for 18 years, 8 of those have been with Schmidt Associates, PC. The first 10 years were spent in the St. Louis area. Go Cards! When she’s not reviewing tax returns for quality control, Deana is busy serving on the Carthage Area United Way board.

Debby Orr

A lifelong native of southwest Missouri, Debby loves to spend as much time as possible outside of work exploring the four- state area. That is her goal in payroll services: stress free employers + happy employees = life is good! With many years of expertise in client services she can help you balance that equation. Communicating with clients and helping them succeed is her favorite type of work.

Kamren Knight

Kamren is an accountant for Schmidt Associates, PC and is a graduate of MSSU with a BSBA in Management with emphasis in Accounting and Finance. Kamren prepares monthly financials, income and sales tax returns, as well as tends to any other needs that arise.

When he's not busy crunching numbers in the office, he enjoys attending sporting events, playing golf, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. In the near future, he plans to achieve his pilot’s license and travel the U.S.

Kathi Knight-Breitag, Payroll Manager

Kathi graduated from MSSU in 1982 with a degree in accounting and has been in the profession for the past 30+ years. The past 11 years have been spent with Schmidt Associates, PC in the payroll department. Her and her husband, Val, have raised three boys and are now empty nesters (except for two stray cats).

Martha Trowbridge

Martha has been an employee of Schmidt Associates, PC since mid 1994. She enjoys traveling to various client offices and the adventure found training new accounting personnel. She leads music at her church in her spare time.

Mitzi Ross

Mitzi is our resident intern. She is currently attending Missouri Southern State University, studying elementary education. Mitzi started at Schmidt Associates, PC January 2015. In her free time, Mitzi loves hanging out with her friends and family and scrapbooking.

Simone Sneed

Simone is a 1994 graduate of SHSU in Huntsville, TX and has been with Schmidt Associates, PC since 2008. Currently, she is the front desk receptionist. Simone has a polydactyl cat named Edgar Allen Toes, a calico cat named Emmy Lou, a 135 pound mastiff named Marley, a husband, 2 college kids living at home and 2 married kids that somehow managed to escape.

Tiffany Erickson – Accounting Manager

Tiffany Erickson joined the firm in 2011. Prior to joining the firm, Tiffany was the Controller for a paper recycler in Los Angeles, California. She currently serves as the Treasurer for the Carthage Public Library Development Foundation board.

Tiffany can come across as quiet and mild mannered but if you sit by her during one of her son’s basketball or baseball games you might not believe she is the same person.

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