Great Bend, KS - The certified public accounting firm of Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered (ABBB) is pleased to announce the promotion of Nicole Koelsch, CPA, to principal. 

A member of the ABBB team since 2012, Koelsch leads the firm’s oil and gas niche and consults with oil and gas clients on a wide variety of strategic challenges. 

“Nicole’s dedication to the firm and our clients is impressive,” said Brian Staats, CPA, CGMA, managing partner of ABBB.  “We look forward to witnessing her success and all she’ll continue to do for our clients in her new role.  Congrats, Nicole!” 

Koelsch earned both a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 2008 and a Master of Accountancy in 2010 from Kansas State University.  She earned the CPA Green Belt certification with Lean Six Sigma in 2016.  Koelsch’s involvement in the CPA profession and oil and gas industry includes membership in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Kansas Society of CPAs (KSCPA), Petroleum Accountants Society of Kansas (PASOK), and Kansas Independent Oil & Gas Association (KIOGA).  Raised in Claflin, Kansas, Nicole and her husband, Matt, live in Hoisington, Kansas, with their two young daughters, Brynn and Chloe. 

About ABBB

Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered provides a wide range of traditional and non-traditional CPA and consulting services to clients throughout Kansas, including agriculture organizations, construction companies, feed yards, financial institutions, governmental and not-for-profit organizations, manufacturers, medical practices, oil and gas companies, professional service firms, real estate companies and small businesses. Founded in 1945, today the firm maintains 15 office locations throughout the state. For more information about Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, please visit

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