Why Choose Us For Your Accounting??

We provide everything from calculating and writing payroll checks, to budgeting and bookkeeping. By Utilizing these services you will save employment costs through reduced wages, payroll taxes, benefits and workman comp insurance! Our prices are based on a monthly or weekly fee that is determined by if you use all or any of our services!

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Scott Duffitt

Managing Member
I began my professional career in December 1994 while I was a senior at Manchester College. I completed my internship with American Express Tax & Business Services and graduated from Manchester College with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting in May 1995. I was hired as a full-time staff accountant following graduation and have worked in the same office in Columbia City since graduation. On September 1, 2019, I purchased the firm from Starr CPA & Associates, and now am 100% owner of Duffitt & Associates, LLC.
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Jay Starr

My career started with Ruckman & Keiffer, Inc. which was changed its name to Ruckman Associates, Inc. The firm was then sold to American Express Tax & Business Services, Inc. in 1995. I purchased the practice back from American Express Tax & Business Services, Inc. in January 2005 began Starr CPA & Associates, LLC. Then in September 2019 the firm was sold To Scott E. Duffitt and became Duffitt & Associates, LLC.
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Chelsie Gowen

Quickbooks ProAdvisor
I joined Duffitt & Associates LLC in 2019 and am apart of the QuickBooks ProAdvisor program and works with QuickBooks desktop as well as QuickBooks Online. Along with bookkeeping I also prepare tax returns and financial statements.

Crystal Waggoner

Administrative Assistant
I began working for Duffitt & Associates LLC in January of 2023 as an office administrator. I started my career in the data entry field at Heritage Companies in Fort Wayne, which was later sold to Iron Mountain. I’ve spent most of my adult life, thus far, as a stay-at-home mom and loved every moment of it. This gave me the opportunity to be present for my family and to volunteer in my community in various ways. I dipped my toe back into the working world in 2021 at Busco IGA in Churubusco. When the opportunity to work at Duffitt & Associates LLC arose, I was excited for the opportunity to fulfill a dream.

I am originally from Fort Wayne but moved to Churubusco with my husband, Tom, in 2009. We have a daughter, Jordan, and two sons, Hunter and Nathaniel. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, spoiling my 3 English Springer Spaniels, kayaking, and reading.

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