Springfield, MO – KPM CPAs & Advisors (KPM) is pleased to announce that Michelle Vespa, CPA, a senior accountant with the firm, has been named a Springfield Business Journal (SBJ) Up and Comer as part of their Trusted Adviser awards. The Trusted Adviser series recognizes accountants, bankers, lawyers, insurance agents, and wealth managers who work behind the scenes with their clients as trusted advisers sharing their expertise, and the Up?and?Comer distinction is for professionals with less than five years of experience.


“Michelle is very well versed on all technical matters and is in high demand given her skillset and business acumen. Her strengths include her ability to effectively communicate and quickly pick up new concepts. She also is always willing to lend a hand to her team members and within the community no matter the request,” said KPM Shareholder Gary Wells. “As her coach/mentor, I have seen Michelle grow as a professional and develop client?focused skills with the ability to offer sound expertise to help our clients’ businesses succeed.”


Michelle’s profile will be featured in an upcoming SBJ publication, and she, along with the other distinguished honorees, will be recognized at the SBJ Trusted Advisers reception and award ceremony on September 14 at the DoubleTree.


About KPM CPAs & Advisors

Since 1966, KPM has served a variety of industries and clientele, providing accounting, audit, tax, and consulting services to help clients prosper. KPM is the largest locally owned accounting firm in Southwest Missouri and was recently again ranked one of the top 20 firms in the Midwest by Accounting Today in addition to being a top 300 firm nationwide by INSIDE Public Accounting. The firm also is a member of The Leading Edge Alliance and has office locations in Springfield and Branson.


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