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About Our Firm

Williams Consulting, Chartered provides 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 agreed upon procedures, financial statements, and financial planning.

By combining our expertise, experience and the team approach, 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.

Our Team

Rita L. Williams, CPA 785-852-4263

Rita is the firm founder. She has thirty plus years experience as a CPA, practicing in both a regional firm, and as partner in Williams Consulting, Chtd. A member of the AICPA and KSCPA, Rita has served in various board capacities in state, regional, and national accounting organizations. Rita has extensive experience in agriculture taxation and small business taxation. She serves as trustee for a number of family trusts. She is a Leadership Kansas Alumni, a long-time Rotarian, and previously served on the board for Wallace County Foundation. In addition, she has an active farm and cattle operation.

Quintin C. Flanagin, CPA 785-460-0745

Quintin is a life-long resident of Colby and Thomas county, and has been with our firm since 2002. Heavily involved in his family's farm, Quintin has the agricultural experience necessary to give a hands on and real world point of view on the many tax issues facing today's agriculture professional. Quintin currently serves on the Colby Community College Board. Quintin's wife Mary is also a life long resident of Colby, and both are graduates of Fort Hays State University. They have two daughters, Alison and Emily.

Shelly Weinland 785-852-4263

Shelly has been with the firm since 1984. She is a graduate of Fort Hays State University with a BS in Accounting. Shelly works primarily with agricultural business clients and the taxation of multi-generational family groups. She is a barrel racer. Shelly, and her husband, Brent, have two daughters.

Candi Owens, CPA 785-766-8548

Candi is a graduate of Goodland High School, and the University of Kansas with a BS in Accounting. Prior to joining our firm, Candi worked for State Street, a financial services company, in Kansas City, Missouri. Candi and her husband Russell are natives of the Goodland/Edson area, and currently live near Edson with their two daughters and son.

Cindy Tustin, CPA 785-852-4263

Cindy is a member of our firm as a "Virtual CPA", working entirely from a remote location. She is a graduate of Fort Hays State University with a BS in Finance. Cindy has a significant background in agriculture accounting and taxation. She provides QuickBooks training and service to clients. Cindy has also served on many boards. Cindy and her husband, Wayde, own/operate a farm and ranch operation near Gove, Kansas. They have two children.

Amie Sharp 785-852-4263

Amie is our Office Manager and has been with the firm since 1991. In charge of day-to-day firm operations from project and time management to client greeting and interaction, Amie keeps our office running smoothly. Amie and her husband Jay have two children.

Lori Stanley 785-460-0745

Lori is a graduate of Kansas State University with a BS in Accounting and joined our firm in 2010. Lori is a life-long resident of Colby and Thomas County. Prior to joining our team Lori worked as an accountant for Frontier Ag, Inc., in Oakley. Lori and her husband Gabe have one son and two daughters.

Errin Bollig 785-852-4263

Errin is a Sharon Springs native and currently is the treasurer for the Chamber of Commerce and a volunteer EMT. Errin performs day to day tasks including payroll and tax preperation services. She and her husband Aaron have 3 daughters.

Sarah Pletcher 785-852-4263

Sarah is new to our firm, joining in January 2019. Sarah is a graduate of Fort Hays State University with a BS in Accounting. She will be assisting Amie in day to day operations as well as carrying out payroll, processing, and tax preparation services for clients. Sarah and her husband Doyle have one son.

Shannon Fikan 785-460-0745

Shannon is the newest member of our Colby office. Shannon has lived in Colby for all but the two years she spent earning her BS in Accounting from Fort Hays State University. She and her husband enjoy spending time with their children and the activities they are involved in. She will be assisting clients with accounting and tax preparation.

Kendra Robben

Kendra works closely with our firm, as legal issues arise. Kendra is an estate planning and corporate law attorney licensed to practice in both Oklahoma and Kansas. She received her Juris Doctorate from the Oklahoma City University School of Law in 2007. Prior to law school Kendra passed the national C.P.A. certification exam after graduating summa cum laude in 2004 from Kansas State University with degrees in both Accounting and Agricultural Economics. She established Robben Law PLLC in November 2009. She has experience representing clients in all aspects of Estate Planning (Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills) and also in Family Business Succession Planning (transition planning from one family generation to the next) and a variety of Corporate Transactions (mergers & acquisitions, real estate transactions and commercial loan agreements).