Brenda S. Kelley, CPA, CMI

6870 E. Claysville Road
Hartsburg, MO 65039
(573) 659-7249


Fontaine & Kelley, LLP - Partner

Directs the firm's internal operations. Provides project management and serves as primary client contact to communicate the status of projects and to ensure customer satisfaction with product quality. Provides consulting with clients in all areas of state and local taxation, specializing in sales and use taxes. Assists in developing action plan after initial client consultation. Directs the preparation of tailored tax compliance training programs for clients.

Missouri Department of Revenue - Director, Division of Compliance

Instrumental in the development of tax policy for the State of Missouri. Monitored approximately 4,000 sales/use, withholding, corporate/ franchise, and motor fuel/ special fuel tax audits and 500 tax and motor vehicle criminal investigations annually. Registered 50 out-of-state companies with marginal Nexus in a voluntary registration program. Responsible for 300 auditors, criminal investigators and support staff located throughout the U.S. Developed, administered and balanced a $9.5 million budget. Other positions held included Field Audit Bureau Administrator, Internal Audit Manager, and Senior Internal Auditor.

Price Waterhouse - Staff Accountant

Audited and reviewed financial statements in various industries including public utility, banking, government, manufacturing, and hospital. Evaluated internal controls, accounting systems, SEC and stockholder's reports. Organized an audit in which responsibilities included supervising 10 people, writing performance evaluations and streamlining procedures which enabled the audit to be completed under budget. Accelerated advancement in areas such as development of audit procedures, performing detailed testing and report writing.

Education and Advanced Training

University of Missouri Columbia, Master of Science in Accounting and Bachelor of Science in Administrative Management (Magna Cum Laude)


American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants
Institute for Professionals in Taxation
MultiState Tax Commission - Former Vice-Chairperson Uniformity Committee and Member of National Nexus Planning and Oversight Committee

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