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Your CPA Partner for Accounting & Tax Preparation Services Year ‘Round, Hardin & Schaefer P.C.

Serving clients in Ste. Genevieve, MO and surrounding areas since 1986, Hardin & Schaefer P.C. provides a full range of tax preparation and accounting services to individuals, corporations, partnerships, trusts, and estates. It’s prompt and accurate data you can depend on at tax time and beyond.

Planning & Communication are the Keys to Success

Whether it’s preparing quarterly taxes or ongoing bookkeeping and accounting for your business, our friendly and professional staff is on hand to offer an open line of communication. We can assist you with our guidance and planning expertise prompt whenever the need arises. Our goal is to help you reach your financial and income tax goals.

We continually strive for nothing less than excellence in our service. Whether you’re a business or individual in need of accounting services, Hardin & Schaefer, P.C. can help!

Meet the Team at Hardin & Schaefer P.C.

Since the firm’s founding in 1986, Hardin & Schaefer P.C. has been committed to providing the highest quality services to our clients, while maintaining the utmost in professionalism throughout. Led by principals Rick R. Schaefer and Marcia J. Schaefer, you can count on informed and gracious service every time you visit or call.

Rick R. Schaefer – CPA Principal

Marcia J. Schaefer – CPA Principal

Sharon A. Boyer – Staff Accountant

Krista L. Propst – Staff Accountant

Ann L. Pope – Secretary/ Bookkeeper

Rick R. Schaefer's Bio
Practicing as a Certified Public Accountant for over 35 years. Licensed to practice in Illinois in 1983 and Missouri in 1984. A member of the American Institute of CPA’s since 1986 and the Missouri Society of CPA’s since 1984. Served as President of Hardin & Schaefer, P.C. from 1986 to present, directing the firms accounting and tax services. Consults with clients on income tax planning, financial analysis, estate and gift planning, operational structure, budgeting and other related small business needs. Prepares individual, business, fiduciary, estate and gift tax returns.
Marcia J. Schaefer's Bio
Practicing as a Certified Public Accountant for over 30 years. Licensed to practice in Missouri in 1984. A member of the American Institute of CPA’s since 1986 and the Missouri Society of CPA’s since 1985. Served as Secretary of Hardin & Schaefer, P.C. from 1986 to present. Assists clients with implementation and operating of Quickbooks accountings systems as a Quickbooks Pro Advisor. Responsibilities include individual and business income tax preparation, payroll and sales tax return preparation and compliance.
Accounting Services in Ste. Genevieve, MO | Hardin & Schaefer, P.C.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How early can you file taxes?

January 24 marks the first day U.S. taxpayers can file their federal returns.

What is included in tax planning?

Tax planning includes the timing of income, size, the timing of purchases, and planning for expenditures.

What exactly does a bookkeeper do?

Bookkeepers are responsible for providing accurate, up-to-date financial information about a business.

What can a CPA do that an accountant can’t?

Documents financial transactions. Audits financial documents. Request disbursements and verifies documentation in preparation for a payment. Provides overview of the financial status of an organization by synthesizing statements of profit and loss, balance sheets, and other miscellaneous documents.

What does a tax preparer do?

A tax preparer is an individual who prepares, calculates, and files income tax returns on behalf of individuals and businesses.

What distinguishes a CPA in the accounting field?

Certified Public Accountants are accredited through testing and training.  They must maintain the highest level of integrity and professionalism.  Most state boards of accountancy require a requisite number of hours of continuing professional education.  Missouri requires 40 hours annually.  CPA’s are recognized by their accreditation, to perform financial statement engagements including audits, reviews and compilations.  Banks, bonding companies and for public owned companies, the Securities and Exchange Commission, rely on these financial reports to evaluate the financial position and performance of the companies submitting CPA prepared reports.

We have been with Hardin & Schaefer for 17 years and would never consider any other option. Marcia and Rick along with their support staff go above and beyond to take care of all of our accounting and business needs.”

-Carla F.

This Exceptional CPA firm has provided our construction company (and other small business endeavors) with corporate tax, payroll and accounting services for over 15 years. They remain available to us throughout the year for accounting, payroll and tax consultation, ensuring we are compliant with IRS requirements and regulations. We are greeted by a friendly and courteous associate each time we contact their office and our needs are met professionally and efficiently. Without hesitation or reservation, we highly recommend Hardin & Schaefer as a trusted, honest and dependable CPA Firm!”

-Tricia S.

Rick is great to work with!”

-Casey O.

Always friendly and willing to help. Used them for 10 plus years never a mistake.”

-Julie W.

We are a long time client of Hardin & Schaefer. Always very happy with the personable service they offer.”

-Margie P.

Hardin & Schaefer P.C., the Year ‘Round CPA Team for Your Tax & Accounting Needs and Beyond!
Contact us at 573-883-9969 today!

Contact Info

Phone: 573-883-9969
Fax: 573-883-9586

Business Hours

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.