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About Us

Our Firm

Founded in 1970, Kelley Hardesty Smith and Co began helping our clients achieve success by offering a variety of accounting services to closely-held enterprises of all sizes.

Kelley Hardesty Smith and Co is a full-service CPA firm.

We offer a wide array of accounting, advisory and financial services to individuals and privately held businesses throughout Indiana and the surrounding states. We specialize in turning your information into recommendations to help achieve your personal and business goals.

 

Our Mission

To provide you with financial and consulting services that will assist you in attaining your business and personal goals.

To recognize the personal worth of our team members by providing an atmosphere that allows personal satisfaction in work accomplished, professional growth in the career experience, advancement opportunities and means to share in the company's success.

 

Our Committment

We are committed to your success. We make it our business to know your business in order to help you improve your financial position. We will help you implement strategies to lower your taxes, improve your capital position, define your business structure, develop your acquisition potential and much, much more.

We earn our fees by adding value to your company. Together we can apply our knowledge to enhance your company's growth and success.

 

Our Partners

Mark Scheaffer C.P.A., Managing Partner

Mark joined KHS in August 1988 and became a partner in 1991. He brought experience in working with closely held business. Mark graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1984. He has worked with Shop with a Cop, Breakfast with Santa, Beech Grove Education Foundation, Greater Beech Grove Chamber of Commerce, Institute of Management Accountants and the YMCA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bryan Whisler C.P.A., Partner

Bryan became a partner in the firm in August of 2006. He continues to concentrate in the business development area of the practice. Bryan received his B.S. in Accounting from Indiana University in 1992 and holds leadership positions in a variety of professional and community organizations. Currently he is focusing his community efforts on increasing the networking relationships among food and clothing pantries in Central Indiana.

 

 

Bryan Whisler, Bill Kelley, Bill Hardesty, Larry Smith, Mark Scheaffer

 

 

Partners: Past and Present

The namesakes of Kelley Hardesty Smith and Co have now all retired:  Bill Kelley, Bill Hardesty and Larry Smith.

 

 

 

 

 

Our Team

Rick Vorndran

Rick joined the 20-year-plus club at KHS in 2010. He became part of the KHS team in March of 1990. Rick says he has enjoyed getting to work with and getting to know many of the firm’s clients over the years and looks forward to building upon these relationships in the future.

Lisa Feldhake C.P.A.

Lisa has been a team member for more than 25 years, although most of it on part-time basis. She began her career in 1981 after graduating magna cum laude from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Lisa joined the KHS team in 1984, and went part-time in 1988 to raise her three daughters with her husband Kris. She’s an active member of St. Mark Catholic Church. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, reading and taking care of her grandson.

Annette Van Curen

Annette joined KHS in September 2012. She currently holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, graduating from Kennesaw State University of Georgia in 2003. She recently moved to Indiana from Georgia and is looking forward to her first Indiana snowstorm. In her spare time, Annette likes to travel, shop and spend time with family.