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Meet The Firm

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Cathy Murphy is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa and is licensed as a certified public accountant in the state of Illinois. Cathy is also an Enrolled Agent with the IRS for all 50 states.

Prior to starting the firm, Cathy was doing work for a financial planner and then other Tax Practices in Illinois.  She has been teaching at various tax schools and seminars throughout Illinois, Kansas and Missouri.


Cathy retired from IRS in 2014, after 30 years.  She worked the last 10 years with the IRS as a Senior Tax Specialist, teaching and helping other tax professionals in Illinois and Missouri as an IRS Liaison.  Prior to that position with the IRS, Cathy was a Senior Revenue Agent with the IRS.  As a Senior Revenue Agent, she audited tax returns of individuals, small businesses, trusts, partnerships and corporations.

Cathy is part of a team of accountants that have experience in multiple types of business filings, individual, and multiple state tax filings. We work with veterans and active duty military from all over the country.  

Cathy is involved with local veterans groups and the Missouri Society of Accountants.  She also enjoys spending time with her many grandchildren. 


Jodi Pratt is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and USAF Veteran.  She retired from the Air Force in 2012, after serving 24 years as a member of the Air Force Band where one of her secondary duties was the band's resource advisor. During the last 12 years of her AF career, she was also a volunteer tax preparer with the IRS VITA program.


After retiring, Jodi continued working as a tax preparer in the private sector.  She also has experience working in bookkeeping and payroll for several small businesses and is a QuickBooks Pro-Advisor. Jodi has experience in preparing multi-state returns as well as military returns, including rules regarding the military spouse residency relief act. She is also an Enrolled Agent with the IRS for all 50 states.

In her spare time, Jodi enjoys playing flute, clarinet, saxophone and handbells in various community and church ensembles.

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