Karen Shamblin has been the lead accountant and tax preparer for ATMS LLC since 2005. Prior to joining our staff, she was a corporate accountant for Dillon’s Food Stores of Springfield and Cox Health Systems before becoming involved with small business accounting and tax preparation.
Karen brings 25 years of tax and accounting experience with her to better help the clients of ATMS. Having worked for large corporations, Karen feels that helping the small and medium-sized business is more rewarding.
She is a graduate of Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas, with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with a major in accounting management. Additionally, she has completed over 250 hours of specialized tax preparation education through H&R Block.
As a perpetual student, Karen attends numerous tax and accounting conferences throughout the off-tax season as part of her continuing education requirements. She is a member of the Missouri Society of Accountants, The National Association of Enrolled Agents, The Missouri Society of Enrolled Agents and The National Association of Tax Practitioners.
As an “enrolled agent” licensed by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, Karen is authorized to appear and represent taxpayers before all administrative levels of the IRS for audits, collections, and appeals. To become an “enrolled agent”, Karen had to pass a comprehensive examination which covered all aspects of the tax code and by undergoing a rigorous background check by the IRS. “Enrolled agents” are the only tax professionals who receive their right to practice from the U.S. Government. “Enrolled agents” advise, represent and prepare tax returns for individuals, partnerships, corporations, Estates, trusts, and any entities with tax-reporting requirements.
Since 2002, Karen has specialized in small business consulting including the formation of limited liability companies and corporations for hundreds of small business owners. She is recognized as a registered agent by the Missouri Secretary of State’s Office for many small businesses in the Ozarks area.
A Native of the state of Kansas, Karen is a committed university of Kansas Fan. Rock Chalk Jayhawk – Go KU!!!!!