Meet Brittany Hopp

Brittany Hopp took a cross-country route to get here, but is happy to now call Springfield, Missouri home. Brittany graduated from Drury University in 2008 with a degree in Accounting and Business Administration and then completed a research position at the Financial Accounting Standards Board in Norwalk, Connecticut specializing in XBRL and the SEC’s US GAAP Taxonomy. She worked as an audit associate with KPMG in New York City for two years before moving back to the Ozarks to start York and Hopp CPAs with two business partners. Brittany is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner.

Favorite part of your job: Learning about my clients’ businesses and seeing the passion of a small business owner in action

One piece of accounting advice: Keep an open dialogue with your CPA—it’s always best to take care of issues at the beginning, rather than doing damage control later.

Why did you go into accounting: It was a happy accident. I had always planned on law school after college, but decided that route wasn’t for me after visiting several law schools during my senior year at Drury. Since I was already an accounting minor, I decided to stay an extra year and complete my accounting degree. This was the best decision I’ve ever made!

Middle name: Katherine

Hometown: Gillette, Wyoming

Family members: My mom, dad, sister and brother-in-law all still live in Wyoming. In Springfield, I have two cats, Ender and Bean (named after the book!).

Hobby: Quilting

Favorite Springfield lunch spot: That Lebanese Place

Community service/involvement: I have been treasurer of Ozarks Counseling Center for the past three years, and will serve as president-elect in 2014. I am involved as an advisor in my sorority, Zeta Tau Alpha, at Drury University. I also volunteer with Commercial Club of Springfield and Hero Healthy Kids.

If you could go on a dream vacation the day after busy season, where would it be: Anywhere with a beach and a drink in hand

Least favorite chore: Mopping the floor

What music are you listening to right now: Christmas music, of course!

Favorite sport to watch: Denver Broncos Football!

Favorite season: Spring

One word to describe yourself: Analytical

In accordance with IRS Circular 230, this newsletter is not to be considered a “covered opinion” or other written tax advice and should not be relied upon for IRS audit, tax dispute, or any other purpose.

On December 10, 2013, posted in: Tax & Accounting Tips by