Debbie became a partner of the firm in January 2019. Before joining Milhouse & Neal, LLP in 2002 she was employed with a large regional accounting firm. In addition to being a licensed CPA, Debbie is a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA).
Although she works closely with clients in various industries, she specializes in audits of local private investment partnerships. In this highly technical industry, she is responsible for the financial statement audits required by regulatory authorities, as well as the income tax filings for investment partnerships at all stages of their existence from inception to liquidation. She is in charge of our individual foreign income tax group where she routinely collaborates with law firms in the area to help individual taxpayers gain compliance with required foreign tax reporting.
Debbie possesses more than twenty years of experience in taxation, and accounting and auditing. Over the course of her accounting career she has also been involved in business valuations and litigation support. Additionally, she oversees the firm’s audits of smaller publicly-traded companies with reporting responsibilities to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Debbie works closely with her clients to keep them in tune with the tax considerations of their business goals and needs. She thrives on facing the challenges of a constantly changing tax landscape and guiding her clients through current and emerging technical issues. She has earned the trust and confidence of her clients through a history of delivering accurate and reliable results.
Debbie has worked with business owners in many different industries including construction, manufacturing, distribution, real estate, medicine, law, and other service industries, just to name a few. Her tax expertise includes corporate, partnership, individual, estate, and trust taxation. She is also responsible for the supervision and training of staff and completion of special projects.
Debbie graduated summa cum laude from William Woods University in Fulton, Missouri with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting and a Minor in Mathematics and was a member of Alpha Chi National Honor Society. She is a member of the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts. Debbie has also served as an instructor for seminars sponsored by the St. Louis Chapter of the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants as well as other organizations. She exceeds the annual requirements of the Continuing Professional Education program of the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants. She has developed educational materials and presented several instructional workshops on increasing the value of your business and developing and implementing an exit strategy.
In her free time Debbie enjoys playing golf. She is an active member of the St. Louis Chapter of the LPGA Amateur Golf Association where she has served on the Board of Directors as President and Treasurer. She currently serves as a league captain. When she’s not on the golf course she enjoys watching the St. Louis Cardinals and other spectator sports.