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Abacus CPAs finds success in entrepreneurial culture

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Abacus CPAs will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in April, and the firm is not slowing down any time soon. Abacus CPAs knows what it takes to elevate company culture to the next level. With a strong emphasis on fostering a people-focused environment, Abacus CPAs has developed an entrepreneurial culture that promotes innovation. 

But what does it take to create an entrepreneurial culture? Create an environment where mistakes are welcomed. As a new employee, the fear of failure can be daunting and hinder not only job performance but creativity. Entrepreneurs know that their journey will not be perfect, and fear can inhibit success and innovation. “We trust employees from their very first day. It’s important to establish that trust relationship from the very beginning,” said Bill Dunton, managing partner of the firm since its inception in 1998.

An entrepreneur is someone that is willing to take ownership of risks and take the first step in achieving a goal. An entrepreneurial mindset is not limited to the top executives of an organization. Any employee can be an entrepreneur, from entry-level positions to CEOs. For these individuals to grow and move the company forward, companies must cultivate an entrepreneurial environment.


People Deserve Better

Abacus CPAs prioritizes people. “We know that people deserve better,” said Dunton. “Clients deserve a better CPA experience. Employees deserve a better work environment, too. It’s our goal to meet the needs of both clients and employees, and that can only happen if we tailor what we offer.” Abacus CPAs creates personalized experiences for each client. For its employees, the company offers guilt-free flexibility, so employees can balance their work and life without pressure.


Ready for Innovation 

Entrepreneurs are comfortable with being uncomfortable and are ready for the changes life can bring. Abacus CPAs introduced the Abacus App in 2022, and clients can track tax returns from start to finish in real-time. Clients can also upload documents directly through the app and contact Abacus professionals. The Abacus App won the Boomer Consulting, Inc.’s 2022 “Bridging the Gap” Innovative Project Award which is given to firms in the accounting industry that show excellence in technology and firm management. 


Invest in People

Abacus CPAs continues to grow at over 20% every year. Additionally, the company offers internal training for CPA candidates to learn and study alongside current CPAs. “We want our employees to develop, reach, and exceed their goals as people and professionals,” said Dunton. “As an organization, we provide a training and learning culture that allows employees to grow and better themselves.” As a result of this program, Abacus CPAs had two SBJ Trusted Advisers honorees in 2022 and was recognized as a Biz417 Best Places to Work for the second-straight year.

“Our commitment to people is what sets us apart,” said Dunton. 

To learn more about Abacus CPAs’ entrepreneurial culture and how it can benefit you, call 417.823.7171 or visit


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