Meet Kate and Ben

It’s a pleasure
to meet you.

Kate and Ben have all the answers to your questions about who we are and what we do.

Tell me about BKD.

In a nutshell, we’re a national CPA and advisory firm that can help you reach your goals. We have 38 offices in 17 states, with trusted advisors who offer solutions for clients across the country and beyond. (Want the nitty gritty? Check out our firm stats.)

Draw back the curtains even more and you’ll find that BKD and its subsidiaries offer an impressive array of services with strong expertise in multiple industries.

BKD Founders

How long have you been around?

Our firm was founded in 1923, when three CPAs started Baird, Kurtz & Dobson with $1,700 in the bank. Today, we’re one of the largest CPA firms in the country. Hop on our way-back machine and take in our rich history.

BKD now has more than 2,650 CPAs, advisors and dedicated staff members working together to serve you. Our expertise goes well beyond the standard accounting services to include risk management, technology, wealth management and forensic and valuation services. Our clients represent a wide range of industries, and we’re even part of an alliance of firms that gives us a global reach.

Some of our Trusted Advisors

What makes you a trusted advisor?

The role of trust in business can’t be oversold. But a trusted advisor is more than someone you lean on for professional expertise. At BKD, we believe being an advisor who’s earned your trust is as much about character as it is expertise.

These are the traits we share:

This bundle of qualities represents what we strive for every day when helping your organization move forward with confidence.

Is it all numbers, all the time?

Hey, we work hard to help you reach your goals, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have a life! One of the best things about working at BKD is our emphasis on striking that balance between career and lifestyle.

BKD Foundation

How we give.

Our firm’s charitable arm—The BKD Foundation—is a great example.
Some of us donate to the foundation through our paychecks. Others volunteer in our communities. Some do both! Since the first donation in 2000, we’ve contributed more than $14 million. It all goes back to those trusted advisor fundamentals—helping others and making the world better!


How we live.

Plus, you’d be surprised at just how eclectic we are. The hobbies, interests and life stories of our professionals make for a great read in our online lifestyle magazine. BKDLife is perfect for learning about the personal passions that drive us and the businesses and individuals we serve.


How we grow.

We want those at BKD to soar as high as their talents will take them. That’s why we created the SKY initiative—a firmwide push to emphasize and strengthen diversity and inclusion. Our initial focus has been on developing our women leaders, but the overall goal is to remove any cultural barriers and biases that keep our employees from maximizing their potential.


What makes BKD different?

This may seem odd for a CPA firm, but we’ve never been about the numbers—we’re about people. We’re about you and your success. We’re about helping you solve problems with a formula that’s equal parts integrity, innovation and excellence. That’s our purpose. That’s the heart of a trusted advisor. That’s BKD.

Ready when you are.

Ready to listen. Ready to understand. Ready to help you succeed. So give us a call, shoot us an email or fill out the handy form to the right and let us know how we can earn your trust.

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