Personnel

Cynthia A. Bates, CPA, Managing Principal

Cynthia A. (Cindy) Bates, CPA is in her thirty-second year of practice and is the managing principal of Bates CPAs.

Following her graduation from the University of Missouri, St. Louis, in January 1982, Cindy began her career at Baird, Kurtz & Dobson.  She left Baird, Kurtz & Dobson in July 1983 to establish Bates CPAs with Terry Bates. She became majority shareholder and managing principal February 1, 2009.

Cindy is a member of the American Institute of CPAs; member of the Missouri Society of CPAs; president of Above Par Warriors Foundation, Inc., member of the finance committee of Waterford Villas Association, Lake St. Louis, MO, and member of organizing committee for the annual golf tournament for the Center for Head Injury Services.

Over the years the clients have appreciated the continued personal contact with principals of the firm regarding their respective accounts.  The firm is structured to allow Cindy to supervise and review all tax, accounting and audit work.  Along with her extensive tax and small business experience, she has supervised audits in several industries and has a strong background with government and nonprofit organizations. She has also been responsible for implementing the quality control system at Bates CPAs.

Cindy has recently served as an Ambassador for Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce; is a past volleyball coach with Attack Volleyball Club, St. Louis, MO;  is a past member of the Northwest Chamber board of directors, also serving as past co-chairman of its two annual golf tournaments during 2012 and 2011; is a past member of the St. Peters Chamber of Commerce board of directors, membership committee and special events committee, also serving as past chairman of its golf tournament; past-treasurer of RoAnda Beach Condo Association, Lake Ozark, MO; a past member of the board of directors of the YMCA, O’Fallon, MO, also serving as chairman of its member/marketing committee; past treasurer of the St. Charles branch of the American Association of University Women; past treasurer of the St. Louis Interbranch Council of the American Association of University Women; past member of the board of finance at Immanuel Lutheran Church of St. Charles.