The owner, Bob Coleman, is a life-long resident of the Kansas City area. He attended Purdue University, and graduated in 1973 with a BS degree in Industrial Management. His first signiicant job was as a trader on the Boston Stock Exchange, and he became a licensed insurance and annuities broker. At the same time, his father was self-employed and owned a time clock sales & service company. With the advent of personal computers, Bob needed a reason to get one, and keeping the books for his dad was just the reason he needed. But that required him to understand accounting. After picking apart a small general ledger program, Bob suddenly got the passion for accounting. For 4 years, he went to night school at Rockhurst College, and came away with an Accounting Certificate. Throughout his career, he has consulted with hundreds of businesses all over Kansas and Missouri on different accounting packages.
In 2009, one of his Peachtree clients made him an offer he couldn't refuse, and he became the Controller at Scan American Corporation, a twenty million dollar distributor of major food processing sytems. After nine years, he retired from that position and now he is still very active with Coleman Accounting Service, Inc, with over 200 tax and payroll clients to service, including several corporations. He has a wife, Janelle, two sons and two daughters and nine grandchildren. He flips houses on the side, and can share valuable tax strategies for investors. He is also the Treasurer of the Sherwood Forest Homes Association, serves on the Board of Directors, and is the webmaster for the neighborhood website.
Bourk Dreyer, CPA, (pronounced Burke) joined our firm right after the end of the 2020 tax season. He has had enough of retirement, and wants to get back to work. He had his own tax practice in Mission for 30 years, and is a lifelong resident in the Kansas City area. He is our Tax Manager, and will go a long way to keeping us caught up. He graduated from Rockhurst High School the same year Bob did. He then graduated from UMKC, and has been a CPA since 1990. Bourk has 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Sherry Sullivan is the queen of Quick Books and Payroll. She and her husband ran a bakery in Mission for a number of years, and still likes to share the occasional cookie, or scone after the frequent baking sessions they have. She is doing a great job at keeping all our payroll and bookkeeping clients caught up