Financial Services


Newton’s Jewelers

When George Newton opened his second Newton’s Jewelers store in Joplin, Missouri, in 1939, he took a local recommendation and visited CPA Claire Dobson at Baird, Kurtz & Dobson. More than 75 years later, Newton’s Jewelers still sells high-quality jewelry from its store on the corner of 5th and Main streets, and the firm Dobson co-founded—now national CPA and advisory firm BKD—still serves the business’ accounting needs.

George’s son, Bunny Newton, now owns the Joplin store and says he’s never seriously considered working with another accounting firm. BKD provides a range of services for the company, from accounting outsourcing to tax preparation and even assistance during the one occasion the company was audited by the IRS.

The Newton family trust in BKD goes beyond the business as well: Bunny, as well as his son and grandson, all use the firm for their personal tax work.

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