Our Staff

Meet The Members of the Thompson Flaherty CPA & Tax Consultants Team
We are strategically positioned to perform. You can always expect outstanding service, knowledge, and responsiveness.

Kelly L. Flaherty, CPA
Kelly has been in public accounting since 1987 and became a licensed CPA in October of 1993. After graduating, Phi Beta Kappa, from Southern Illinois University with a degree in accounting he worked for Rubin Brown in St. Louis, MO. The opportunity became available to work with Derousse Thompson in 1990. This evolved into the ownership of Thompson Flaherty CPA in Edwardsville, Illinois. Kelly has used his experience in Income Tax, Individual and Business consulting, and Entity selection to help his clients achieve their individual and business financial goals. Recently, Kelly was nominated in St. Louis Small Business Monthly as one of the top St. Louis Accountants in 2018.

Jim Klostermann, Accountant
Jim joined the firm in October of 2002. He graduated from McKendree College in 2000 with a major in Accounting. Jim has over 18 years of experience in business income tax, individual income tax and tax planning. His emphasis has been in assisting small business and individuals with income tax, consulting, planning, accounting and QuickBooks issues.

Tyler Hawkins, CPA
Tyler joined Thompson Flaherty CPA in February 2013. Tyler graduated from Maryville University in 2012 with a Bachelors in Accounting. He continued his education and graduated from Liberty University in 2015 with a Masters of Science in Accounting. He is currently working on his CPA credentials. Tyler is experienced in Individual and Business Income Tax, Entity Setup, QuickBooks and addressing and resolving issues related to Taxing Authorities for individuals and businesses.

Ashley Flaherty, Office Coordinator
Ashley joined the firm officially in 2009. Before this she worked at different times with the firm to help in high demand seasons. She graduated from Southern Illinois University in 1991 with a Bachelors in Business Administration (Marketing).
Currently, she helps at the front desk as well as coordinating the office functions which includes scheduling, billing, data input, records and tax return processing. She also maintains our marketing strategy.

Angie Timmermann
Angie joined Thompson Flaherty CPA in 2014. Angie was initially hired as a front office receptionist. In 2016 she joined the bookkeeping staff. Her emphasis is payrolls, tax deposits, sales tax and general bookkeeping. She has experience in QuickBooks, Excel and Accounting CS.

Tricia Patsaros
Tricia recently joined our team in June, 2018. She is a graduate of University of Phoenix (2007) with an Accounting degree. She works with individual and business clients regarding tax returns, bookkeeping and payroll. She has worked at various companies using her skill in accounting and bookkeeping since 1991. She is experienced in QuickBooks, Excel, payrolls, reconciliations, AS400.

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