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.
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Tami Thornton

Administrative Assistant
Tami joined Starr CPA & Associates—now Duffitt & Associates—during tax season in 2003 starting part time processing tax returns and performing various other office duties on a seasonal basis. When the admin assistant position became available, she joined the team full time.

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