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183 Walton Avenue
Lexington, KY 40508Linked-In - Donna Smith & Co.
Main Number 859-721-1820
Fax 859-721-1830

Donna J. Smith, CPA, ABV, CFF, CITP

Managing Partner
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Email donna@skwcpas.com

Kelley Kirk, CPA

Audit Partner
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Email kelley@skwcpas.com

Jimmy Webster, CPA

Tax Partner
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Email jimmy@skwcpas.com

Tyler Byrge, CPA

Tax Manager
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Email tyler@skwcpas.com

Thomas Manion, CPA

Staff Accountant
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Email thomas@skwcpas.com

Beth Florence, CPA

Staff Accountant
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Email beth@skwcpas.com

Terry Hopkins

Bookkeeper
Cell 859-533-5107
Email terry@skwcpas.com

Pam Wells

Bookkeeper
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Located in the historic Bell Court neighborhood of Lexington, KY our team is ready to help you with your accounting needs.  Click any name on the left to learn more about our people and see why we'd be a great fit for you.

Donna J. Smith

CPA, ABV, CFF, CITP    

Donna has more than twenty years of experience in accounting, taxation, consulting and business management. She joined Stivers & Associates, PSC in February 1998 and became a partner in 2001. In late 2011, Stivers & Associates, PSC reorganized into four separate firms, two of which would later re-group as SKW CPAs & Advisors, PLLC.. Donna works with a wide selection of companies and individuals in the areas of business valuation, business consulting, information technology, taxation and numerous other financial services. 

The varied nature of her clientele has required that Donna become proficient in numerous areas of taxation and financial reporting. Every industry and individual has unique needs that require someone with good communication skills and an understanding of a wide spectrum of businesses, as well as knowledge and understanding of tax laws. Donna has worked with clients in industries including, but not limited to, health care, commercial and residential construction, sales and service, agriculture, equine, crop and livestock production, restaurants, charitable and non-profit organizations, labor unions, retail trade, manufacturing, information technology, real estate, law firms and advertising agencies.

Donna is an expert in the areas of business valuation and technology. She received certifications from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) in the areas of Business Valuation (ABV) in 2008 and Information Technology (CITP) in 2000. In order to obtain these certifications, the AICPA requires proof of training, proficiency, experience and continuing education. Accordingly, there are only fifty-four (54) persons who hold the ABV credential and only thirty-one (31) persons who hold the CITP in the state of Kentucky. Donna is the only person in Kentucky to hold both of these credentials and has combined her expertise in both fields to allow her to analyze computerized data for litigation support purposes.
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Professional Certifications & Accreditations

Certified Public Accountant
Accredited in Business Valuation
Certified in Financial Forensics
Certified Information Technology Professsional
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Education—Morehead State University

MBA, Concentration in Management

BS, Accounting
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Professional Associations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants

Kelley Kirk

CPA

Kelley began her career working at Stivers & Associates, PSC, CPAs in 2003. In 2011, she became a partner in Webster & Kirk, PLLC. In her years working in public accounting she has gained experience in a variety of areas including tax projection and preparation for individuals, corporations, partnerships and non-profit organizations. Kelley also has extensive experience in attest services including audits of employee benefit plans and non-profit organizations, reviews and compilations. She is also experienced in payroll, bookkeeping and other general business matters.
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Education—University of Kentucky

MS, Accounting

BS, Accounting

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Professional Associations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants

Jimmy Webster

CPA

Jimmy began his public accounting career in July, 1978 with Stivers & Associates, PSC, CPAs, a local accounting firm in Lexington as a staff accountant. Over the next thirty years his job descriptions chaged to senior accountant, tax manager, and partner. He was managing partner in 2012 when Stivers & Associates was dissolved. Jimmy's many years of experience allow us to assist our clients in a wide range of accounting, auditing, income tax preparation and planning, estate tax matters, and business administration needs.
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Education—University of Alabama

BS, Accounting

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Professional Associations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants

Tyler Byrge

CPA

Tyler joined our firm in November 2016. He has a wide range of experience in tax planning, consulting, and preparation for a variety of individuals and businesses, as well as non-profits, estates and trusts. He began his public accounting career with an internship during his undergraduate studies. Shortly after earning his bachelor's degree, he began a full-time position in public accounting and went on to sit for the CPA exam, which he successfully completed a year later. Using his experience and expertise through one-on-one relationships, he has helped many individuals and businesses work through their accounting needs.
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Education—University of the Cumberlands

BS, Accounting and Business Administration

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Professional Associations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants

Thomas Manion

CPA

Thomas graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2014 with Bachelors’ degrees in Accounting and Business Administration. He joined our team in January of 2015 and is currently gaining experience in a variety of accounting areas. These areas include individual and corporate tax preparation as well as audits of non-profit organizations and employee benefit plans.  He is currently pursuing his CPA license.
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Education—University of Kentucky

BS, Accounting

Terry Hopkins

Terry comes to us with 25 years of experience servicing business accounts in the corporate banking industry. Terry provides prompt, courteous, accurate account documentation and data entry.

Terry currently provides accounting and bookkeeping services for our restaurant, contracting and performing arts clientele. Our clients have come to rely on Terry often working onsite to help manage their day to day accounting needs. Terry’s can-do attitude and perseverance has made him invaluable to our firm.

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Specialties

AR & AP management
Sales and Cost of Goods Sold Reporting
Bank Reconciliations
QuickBooks® setup & management
Payroll & Sales Taxes
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Education—University of Kentucky

Pam Wells

Pam has been a part of our team for over 25 years. She provides full administrative support to all staff and partners. She’s the friendly voice you hear and face you see when calling or visiting our office. As well as being the administrative support for our office, she also provides both bookkeeping and payroll services to our clients. Pam can be relied on to get the job done, handle constant deadlines, and keep things rolling in the office with a great attitude.
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Specialties

General Ledger Services
Bank Reconciliations
Payroll & Sales Taxes
QuickBooks® setup & management

Sheila Arnold

Sheila is the newest addition to our team. She comes to us with design, bookkeeping and office management skills from the construction industry. With her strengths in problem solving and strategizing, Sheila will be working in restaurant account management. A genuine care for her client relationships drives Sheila to provide a standard of excellence in her work. She loves being a part of a team work environment and will be a great addition to our office.

Away from the office, Sheila stays active with her husband and three children.
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Specialties

AR & AP management
Bank Reconciliations
Payroll
QuickBooks® management
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Education—University of Kentucky

BA, Interior Design