For years, Kramer & Associates Tax and Advisory, LLC has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses. Our expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as business advisory and financial planning.
Kramer & Associates, Tax and Advisory, LLC combines our expertise, experience and the team mentality of our staff, we assure that every client receives the close analysis and attention they deserve. Our dedication to high standards, hiring of seasoned tax professionals, and work ethic is the reason our client base returns year after year.
Kramer & Associates Tax and Advisory, LLC commits to providing superior quality professional services which exceed client expectations with the highest level of integrity and trust. Through the proactive approaches of our team of dedicated professionals, we continue to enhance our reputation as a premier firm.
Please take the time to get to know the members of our team!
“The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” - Phil Jackson, NBA coach
Anthony B. Kramer
Tony is the managing member of Kramer & Associates Tax and Advisory, LLC. He began his career in Leavenworth in 1991 working for Bushman & Wood, Chartered, the predecessor of the current firm. In 1994, he joined the Topeka firm of Braunsdorf, Carlson & Clinkinbeard, a firm recognized as one of the top 50 small to mid-sized firms in the country for 10 consecutive years. Five years after the firm's merger into Century Business Services (CBIZ), a publicly-traded financial services company ranked as the 7th largest accounting firm in the U.S., Tony led the Leavenworth office in divesting back to a locally owned, client-focused CPA firm. His experience includes 10 years as a sole practitioner tax preparer, and 15 years in the profession, including experience in a local firm, regional firm, and national firm. His areas of specialty include business consulting, business and estate taxation, computer information systems, construction contractors, and agriculture. Tony and his wife Sherry have two daughters, Jennifer and Samantha. He graduated from Kansas State University in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and an MBA from the University of Kansas in 1992. He is part of the Magna Cum Laude, Honors Program. He has been on the Leavenworth County Air & Business Committee, Kansas City Area Development Council, USD #449 Facilities Committee, Technology Committee. He was President of Rotary International, Leavenworth Club 210 from 2005 to 2006, President of the Leavenworth County Development Corporation in 2007, and Treasurer for the Lansing/Leavenworth Area Chamber of Commerce from 2008 to 2011.
Joseph J. Wood, CPA
Joe has been providing accounting services in the Leavenworth area since 1972. He concentrates in the areas of income and estate taxation as well as small business and personal advisory services. His experience also includes governmental accounting. His industry experience includes professional services, construction contractors, manufactures, non-profit organizations, new and used car dealers, and retail operations. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Tarkio College in 1969 and is a Certified Public Accountant in Kansas (Certificate #2303). He takes part in many Professional and Community Associations including the American Institute of CPA's and the Kansas Society of CPA's. He was also the Past Director of Cushing Memorial Hospital, an Elder and Treasurer of High Prairie Church, Director and Treasurer of Leavenworth County 4-H Foundation, Past Director and Treasurer of Leavenworth Kiwanis Club and the Leavenworth/Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce.
Amy Schwinn, CPA
Amy began working with the team in 2001. Her areas of specialty include taxation, bookkeeping, and payroll. She is an experienced QuickBooks user. Amy has experience working with clients in various industries including agriculture, construction, healthcare, and not-for-profit. She resides in the Easton area with her husband and children. Amy graduated with her Bachelors in Accounting and Finance from Benedictine College in 2001 and obtained her Masters in Accounting from Liberty University, Graduate with Distinction.Amy is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants. Amy is also a QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor.
Karen Bottary, EA, ASTPS
Karen Wake Bottary came to Kramer & Associates after 17 years in the tax business with a large proprietary tax company preparing individual and partnership tax returns in both Virginia and Kansas. Karen is a 1985 graduate from Tonganoxie High school. After graduating high school, Karen served in the US Navy until 1992. Karen graduated from Norwich University in 1992 with a Bachelors of Science in Accounting as well as a Bachelors of Science in Management. She also graduated from Medical College of Virginia in 1997 with a Masters of Health Administration. Karen lives in rural Leavenworth County with her husband, Mike, and 2 children.
Sara joined the team at Kramer and Associates in November 2008. She brought with her over 6 years of banking and public accounting experience. Her responsibilities include preparation of personal and business income tax returns, payroll and sales tax returns, payroll processing, compiling financial statements and assisting with school district and governmental audits. Sara also has experience with QuickBooks software. Sara resides outside of Easton with her husband and sons. Sara is a December 2004 graduate of KCKCC with an Associates in Accounting. Sara serves as the Executive Committee Treasurer of the Leavenworth Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce and a St Joseph-St Lawrence Parish Finance Council Member.
Jenny has been working with Kramer & Associates since 2014. She prepares income tax returns, processes payroll and payroll reporting and is experienced in QuickBooks software. She and her husband Matt were both raised in Tonganoxie and have 3 children. Jenny graduated with an Associates Degree in Accounting from Kansas City Kansas Community College in December 2015.
Carol has worked with Tony Kramer and his team since December of 2000. Along with her administrative duties, she also assists with accounts payable, and accounts receivable. Carol is also the Financial Secretarty for the First Christian Church in Leavenworth. Carol resides in Leavenworth, Kansas. Carol has one son, Jacob and daughter-in-law Paige, granddaughter Olivia, grandson George, step-daughter Traci Bowers and her children. She graduated from Leavenworth High School in 1969 and attended Kansas City Kansas Community College for two years. She is also associated with the Leavenworth/Lansing Chamber of Commerce - Women's Division and is a past member of the Board of Directors.
Mary joined Kramer & Associates in October 2017. Along with her administrative duties, she also provides various payroll and bookkeeping services. Mary graduated from Tonganoxie High School and worked with J. L. Gaume and Professional Tax in Leavenworth for 25 years.
Margaret Carlin joined our staff in our Tonganoxie, Kansas location on December 10, 2018. As Office Manager, Margaret brings 30 plus years of experience in a professional office environment, 20 years with Carlin Law Center and 10 years with Dr. Peter Bieri, M.D. in Lawrence, Kansas. Along with her managerial duties, Margaret assists with payroll, accounts receivable and accounts payable. Margaret has proven to be an exceptional asset to our firm. She enjoys working with our clients & providing support to our staff …. We call them family! Margaret was born in Kansas City, Kansas graduating from Turner High School in 1989. She says she is an original “Dotte”. She & her husband Jeff have been married for 26 years, residing in Lawrence, Kansas. They have four wonderful children, Ashley, Shannon, Jeff Jr. and Jordyn. She is the proud grandmother to Trevor Owen, age 3 and anxiously awaiting the birth of a granddaughter in September 2019. Margaret is an avid fitness buff and loves to cook for her family and friends.
Jill joined our firm in April 2019. Her duties include payroll processing & reporting, bookkeeping, sales tax preparation, and handling electronic payments for Federal & State withholding. Along with valued knowledge of QuickBooks, Jill brought over 6 years of experience as Vice President with a landscaping firm handling all of the scheduling, routing and bookkeeping for the company.Jill was raised in Wichita, Kansas; graduated from Bishop Carroll High School in 1998. She entered the work force immediately; working her way through the career tier. Jill also brings experience in data entry, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable and Sales. After 15 years in the landscaping industry; she was ready for a change and challenge. She enjoys anything and everything outdoors. Her hobbies include travel, hiking, sporting events and dirt track racing.
Carly joined our firm in January 2019 as an intern while finishing her degree at the University of Saint Mary, graduating with her BS in Accounting with honors, Cum Laude, in May. She then accepted a full time position with our firm working in our tax & accounting department but also is currently training in our audit department as well. In August Carly will be starting the MBA program through the University of Saint Mary and will be eligible to sit for the CPA exam by summer of 2020. She is also certified as a QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor. She has truly shown exceptional leadership and skills in all that she does for our firm.Before her 2019 graduation from St Mary’s, Carly attended Fort Scott Community College on a basketball scholarship, where she became the captain of the team. Carly also participated in the education program TRIO while at Fort Scott. Carly is a member of the Young Professionals through the Lansing/Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce. Carly is somewhat of a cowgirl, not only does she enjoy & ride horses but she participates in competitive barrel racing.
Kalihia joined Kramer & Associates in December 2018. Along with her reception duties, she is responsible for scheduling appointments, processing payments, supply inventory, data entry for our staff accountants, and assist with web support. She has worked in customer service since March 2014, presenting a very congenial personality to our clients on the phone and in our office. She is originally from Doylestown, Pennsylvania, graduating from Downingtown East High School located in Exton, Pennsylvania in 2017. She now resides in Lansing, Kansas. Kalihia is an avid animal lover, enjoys reading and crocheting.
Sara joined Kramer & Associates in June of 2022. Her duties include income tax preparation, payroll, and bookkeeping services. Sara plans to further her education and become a CPA. She is also currently working towards her certification in QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor. She received her Associate's Degree from Highland Community College in 2013 and is currently attending the University of Saint Mary’s to finish her bachelor's in Accounting. Sara has lived in Leavenworth County for all of her life and is happily married to her husband, Brent, and they have an amazing son together. She is an avid animal lover and enjoys traveling with family.
Seth joined Kramer and Associates in the summer of 2022, after his time at Kansas State University. He received his bachelor's degree from Kansas State University in Accounting with a minor in Agricultural Economics and he currently has plans of pursuing his CPA certification. Seth was born and raised in the Leavenworth area and is involved in his family’s beef cattle operation in Easton, KS. He has been involved in many 4-H, agricultural-related organizations and was Treasurer of the Collegiate Farm Bureau chapter at Fort Scott Community College.
Kramer & Associates Tax and Advisory, LLC is one of the leading firms in and throughout Leavenworth County, Kansas and the surrounding area. By combining our expertise, experience and the team mentality of our staff, we assure that every client receives the close analysis and attention they deserve. Our dedication to high standards, hiring of seasoned professionals, and work ethic is the reason our client base returns year after year.
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