Richard H. Ong, CPA
Richard H. Ong was born and raised in the Kansas City area and graduated with honors from the University of Notre Dame in 1977, earning a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Accounting. He has been a Certified QuickBooks Advisor for 15 years and is the Firm’s lead instructor for QuickBooks training.
After joining the international accounting firm of Coopers and Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers), Richard successfully completed the certified public accountant examination in 1977. He now holds current permits to practice in the states of Kansas and Missouri.
Ong struck out on his own in 1982 and his private practice has grown to include over 1,000 individuals and businesses concentrated primarily in the greater Kansas City area. He maintains primary client contact responsibility for each and every client to maintain the high quality standards of the Firm.
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Valerie specializes in individual income tax and payroll.
Valerie has completed the training and testing required to be an Intuit Certified QuickBooks Professional Advisor.
David Barr, CPA
David Barr is experienced in all aspects of public accounting, and has developed specialty knowledge in working with clients with international tax issues and real estate investors. He is dedicated to serving clients with the best possible service and professionalism.
Originally from Colorado, David joined the Marine Corps while still in high school. He served in the Marines in the logistics field and received numerous awards and decorations. After the Marines, David began working in financial services and became licensed in life and health insurance sales as well as the sale of securities.
While working in the financial services industry, David returned to college and earned his degree in business administration from Cal State University – San Marcos. Since graduating, he has worked in public accounting, gaining experience and obtaining his CPA designation. He is currently licensed as a CPA in Kansas, Missouri and California.
Alexandria Tremble, Senior Accountant
Alex is currently pursuing the courses necessary to sit for the Certified Public Accountants exam. She began working at Ong and Company in January 2012 as an intern and is now part of the full-time staff.
Alex has completed the training and testing required to be an Intuit Certified Quickbooks Professional Advisor. Recently, she also became certified in Quickbooks Online.
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Elizabeth Dennis, Junior Accountant
Elizabeth Dennis is a Kansas City native and a senior at the University of Kansas. She will be graduating in 2013 with a degree in Accounting, and she plans to continue her education in order to receive her CPA license within a few years. She has been an intern during the Spring and Summer months.
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Roxanne is working on her bachelor’s degree in accounting at the University of Kansas and plans to graduate in 2014. She is currently interning for the Spring tax season, as well.