Our Staff


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Lynn J. Graves, CPA, CGFM - Owner

Lynn Graves is the founder of Graves and Associates, CPAs, LLC.  He has over forty years of public, corporate and governmental accounting experience and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Baylor University in Waco, Texas.  Lynn is a member of the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Missouri Society of Association Executives.  He has been designated a Certified Government Financial Manager by the Association of Government Accountants.  He is a well-known public speaker in the Central Missouri area regarding current tax and accounting issues and is also a qualified peer reviewer.  Lynn has been active with the professional ethics committee with the MSCPA. 

Lynn currently specializes in the audits of political subdivisions and not-for-profit organizations with special emphasis on the Single Audit Act Amendments of 1996 and its application to federal grants, superseded by the Uniform Guidance.  He was a featured speaker at the 1993 winter meeting of the Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs.  He has extensive experience in accounting, auditing and federal income tax matters with special emphasis in real estate.  He is also an AICPA qualified peer reviewer.

Early in his professional career, he served as semi-senior auditor under former Missouri State Auditor and Executive Director of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board, Dr. James Antonio.  Prior to that he served as the comptroller for a closely held conglomerate of broadcasting and advertising companies in Little Rock, Arkansas.


 

Cindy Graves - Co-Owner and Business Manager

Cindy has more than 25 years of experience in owning/operating multiple businesses.  She primarily carries out the financial management of the firm as well as human resources. She was an elected member of the Jefferson City Public Schools Board of Education for 12 years, including serving as president for two years.  

 


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C. Lindsay Graves, CPA

Lindsay is a member of Graves and Associates, CPAs, LLC.  She has been in public accounting for over nine years.  She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Commerce from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois.  Lindsay specializes in local governmental and nonprofit audits, with special emphasis on the Single Audit Act Amendments of 1996, superseded by the Uniform Guidance, and application to federal grants.  She has extensive experience in the audits of public school districts in the State of Missouri.  In addition, she also specializes in individual income tax and not-for-profit tax returns.  Prior to joining the firm, Lindsay worked in banking.

Lindsay is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants.  


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Penny B. Schoene, CPA - Auditor

Penny is an auditor with Graves and Associates, CPAs, LLC.  She has over twenty-eight years combined public and corporate accounting and consulting experience.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri.

Prior to joining the firm Penny worked as an auditor in both a National and Regional firm specializing in manufacturing, insurance and contractor clients; as a Chief Financial Officer for a local contractor and as an independent small business consultant.  Penny is a Certified Quickbooks Pro Advisor

Penny is a member of the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants.  


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Ashley Robertson - Accountant

Ashley is an auditor with Graves and Associates, CPAs, LLC. She has over seven years of public accounting experience. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Maryville University in Saint Louis, Missouri. After her undergraduate degree, she attended Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri, where she completed her 150 college credit hour requirement to sit for the CPA examination. Her experience includes audits of not-for-profit organizations and local governments, preparation of individual, corporate, partnership and exempt organization tax returns, payroll and sales tax returns, and financial accounting and reporting.


Kyle Schenewerk - Accountant

Kyle is an auditor with Graves and Associates, CPAs, LLC. He has almost two years of combined public and corporate audit experience. In 2015, he earned a Bachelor of Accountancy from Central Methodist University in Fayette, Missouri, and in 2016 earned his Master of Arts in Accountancy from the University of Central Missouri Warrensburg, Missouri. He is currently studying for the Certified Public Accountant examination. His experience includes audits of casino gaming, Medicaid cost reports, and not-for-profit organizations and local governments.


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Danielle Hayes - Accountant

Danielle has almost a year of public accounting experience. In May of 2017, Danielle will graduate from Lincoln University with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting. Danielle plans to pursue a Master’s degree in Accounting and take the Certified Public Accountants exam. Her previous experience includes bookkeeping, preparation of individual and partnership tax returns, as well as, the preparation of client payroll and the preparation of necessary quarterly and yearly payroll reports for clients.


Krystal Jacobs - Administrative Manager

Krystal is the administrative manager of Graves and Associates, CPAs, LLC.  Prior to being employed by Graves and Associates she worked for a local non-profit organization for over 22 years.  She has experience in bookkeeping, office management, administrative support, and both web and graphic design.   


Sydney Massman - Accountant

Sydney recently began her career in public accounting and will graduate from Lincoln University in May of 2018, with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.  Sydney also plans to acquire her Master’s degree in Accounting and take the Certified Public Accountants exam. Her experience includes bookkeeping, preparation of individual and not-for-profit tax returns, and audits of not-for-profit organizations and local governments.