Williams-Keepers LLC has a rich tradition of providing exemplary client services to clients located throughout Missouri and the surrounding region. In 2018, the firm was named to Inside Public Accounting as one of the Top 300 public accounting firms in the United States. Since its formation in 1923, WK has grown to include office locations in Columbia and Jefferson City and become one of the largest independently owned firms in the state of Missouri.
We built our practice on traditional audit, accounting and tax services, but we have much more to offer our clients. We provide estate planning, employee benefit consulting, business valuations, litigation support, cost segregation studies and numerous other services. WK serves the needs of clients in a variety of industries, including financial institutions, real estate developers, construction companies, healthcare organizations, governments, agribusinesses, not-for-profit organizations, higher education institutions and family businesses.
WK is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants, and Allinial Global, an association of legally independent public accounting and consulting firms.
If your business is small and relatively uncomplicated, hiring an accountant who prepares your tax return and assists with basic accounting functions might work well. However, if your business is growing quickly, has more legs than an octopus, and faces multiple challenges each day, you might need something more – a trusted business advisor.
WK’s vision is to cultivate high-trust relationships with our clients so we can serve as your most trusted business advisors. We want you to view your WK advisors as helpers who can guide you whenever you are wrestling with an issue, no matter what it is. With the depth and breadth of resources we have at WK, it’s likely we can help you. But if we aren’t the best source of assistance for your problem, we can refer you to a banker, insurance agent, business broker or other consultants with the expertise you need. Our most fulfilling work comes from solving our clients’ problems in whatever way we can.
An accountant could be viewed as a historian, looking backward to help you understand what already happened. Your tax return is a picture of the previous year. Financial statements describe assets and liabilities from prior periods. Bookkeeping functions report activity that has already occurred.
But a trusted business advisor can help you look ahead to future opportunities. How can you minimize your tax liabilities going forward? What can you do to plan for growth, or to plan for the succession of your business? How can you structure your various business entities to minimize risk? We can work with you to ensure you make business moves with intention and advance planning.
Being proactive instead of reactive can save you time and money.
For example, we have spent months helping one client unravel an accounting mess, which we are happy to do when it’s needed. But we’d much rather help clients set up their accounting system the right way from the start, so you’ll have the accurate information you need to make better business decisions.
The members and associates at WK are passionate about the work we do. We derive a great deal of personal satisfaction from helping our clients be the best they can be. By helping you fulfill your needs as a business owner, we find fulfillment ourselves. So, if you are ready to work with a trusted business advisor, let us know a little about you, and we can match you with the WK advisors that best fit your industry, your needs and your personality.
Email us, or call (573) 442-6171 or (573) 635-6196. We can’t wait to get started!
Director of Business Development and Recruiting
"I truly enjoy working with people who place a high degree of value on helping the firm’s clients, each other and the communities we call home. That spirit is ingrained in everything we do at WK, and it provides me with a great sense of pride, confidence and optimism for our future."
"I’ve chosen public accounting as a career because I enjoy helping clients succeed - assisting them with complex financial and operational matters. The variety of the clients, and their different industries and challenges, keeps it interesting and creates a continuous learning environment. I equally enjoy working with our great WK team members, watching them develop and grow and helping create great career opportunities."
"There’s always a new project with a new challenge. If yesterday’s project wasn’t challenging there is always a new one to look forward to. "
WK Member and Chief Executive Officer
"There is great satisfaction in knowing that you are helping others. I feel like we are making a positive impact on the lives of our clients and staff every day at WK. Likewise, our commitment to the Mid-Missouri communities helps ensure that this continues to be a great place to live."
"The culture at WK mirrors our core values of Integrity, Caring, Helping, and Expertise. I often say we are a family at WK and firmly believe this is true. We truly care about each other and focus on serving each other and our clients. WK is my family, home."