Adams, Brown, Beran and Ball, Chtd., a firm of certified public accountants with offices throughout central and western Kansas, has assumed the tax and accounting practice of Claassen Financial Services of Hillsboro, effective Jan. 2.
The tax and accounting business will continue at the office’s former location at 112 N. Main. Diane Claassen, owner of Claassen Financial Services, will operate the investment-planning component of the business from her home at 512 S. Wilson.
“I’ve been providing three services-income tax, accounting and financial services,” Claassen said. “As each area of service continued to grow, I had hoped I could attract and develop staff who would want to take over the tax and accounting so I could concentrate on the financial services. This didn’t materialize, and the task became overwhelming.”
She called Adams, Brown, Beran and Ball, Chtd., “a wonderful answer to providing the total services needed with a highly qualified staff.”
Bill Glazner, partner in charge of the Hillsboro office, said: “We are very excited about our merger with Diane Claassen and Claassen Financial Services. We are committed to making this a smooth transition, and are confident we can provide a high level of service to Hillsboro and the surrounding communities.”
Glazner said the company offers a wide range of services to businesses and individuals, including tax planning and preparation, estate planning, consulting and advisory services, bookkeeping and auditing.
Glazner, who is a certified public accountant, will run the office with Bryce Wichert, a Hillsboro resident and Tabor College graduate.
Claassen said she will now be able to focus solely on financial services.
“I will continue to work with Adams, Brown, Beran and Ball, introducing them to clients,” she added. “In addition, I will be preparing income taxes during much of this tax season.”
Claassen said she’s enjoyed working with tax and accounting clients through the years.
“My clients are wonderful people who have added much to my life,” she said. “I want to say thank-you for the loyalty shown and for the pleasant experience of working together.”