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Rest assured that when a need arises, our firm is ready and capable to handle everything for you so you can focus on what matters most to you.
Wm. Scott Bernard, CPA
Scott was born and raised in Clinton, the son of Adele and the late Bill Bernard. After high school, he was selected to travel with the multi-cultural music group Up With People for a year where he played bass guitar and was able to travel to several states and even internationally.
Scott then obtained dual degrees in Marketing Research and Accounting from Missouri State University, graduating with honors. Highly recruited, Scott obtained his CPA designation and opted to join a moderate sized accounting firm in Springfield in order to maximize his experience in multiple areas, eventually earning the title of Senior Accountant. These experiences lead to his return to Clinton in 2008 to purchase Cochran Bookkeeping & Tax Service from Sue Cochran. He is married to wife Stacy, a RN at GVMH.
Scott has extensive experience in both large and small business & individual tax preparation, new business creation, bookkeeping, payroll, and providing solutions to various other tax and accounting issues.
Memberships include the Missouri Society of CPAs and the National Association of Tax Professionals. A commitment to the local community involvement has always been important to Scott with involvement as an officer with the Clinton Rotary Club and Twin Lakes Hospice. He is also quite involved with the local Chamber of Commerce, the Planning & Zoning Commission and the Personnel Board with the City of Clinton as well as a longtime volunteer with both the Clinton Animal Shelter and Boxer/Schnauzer Rescue of the Ozarks. In his spare time, Scott enjoys traveling, music, golf, and interacting with his 4 dogs.
Stacy Hinkle, Senior Accountant
Darlene Conrad, Bookkeeper
Robin Austin, Office Manager