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Past, Present and Future



Kirkpatrick, Sprecker & Company, LLP (K&S) was formed in 1963 by Mary Ellen Kirkpatrick and Jayde Sprecker. Mary Ellen was one of the first women to receive a Kansas CPA Certificate and founded her own practice in 1954. She also became the first woman to serve as the Chairman of the Kansas Board of Accountancy. Jayde began his career working for a local CPA firm but had known Mary Ellen in college and, in 1963, asked if she would like a business partner. Over 50 years later, the firm they founded is still going strong.

Over the years, our firm is fortunate to have cultivated an environment where many members of our team were and are inspired to spend much of or all of their careers. This environment carries over to our clients, many of whom have been with us since the beginning of the firm.



K&S is an established and well-respected firm that provides services to clients all across the country. Because of our experience and expertise, we work with a diverse client base from individuals and small business owners to large businesses and non-profit organizations. Our clients are represented in many industries including real estate, rent-to-own, manufacturing, construction, retail, restaurant, medical and professional service providers.

We pride ourselves on our commitment to the profession and involvement in the community. Our team is involved in professional and civic organizations, local non-profit boards, and community events.



K&S is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of our clients, employees, and community. We will continue to invest in technology and employee training as a foundation for delivering efficient, cost-effective and skilled service to our clients. And as we grow, our promise is to always provide personalized service with a small firm approach.