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About Us

About Our Firm

Our firm began 1979 as David J. Shively, CPA.  For over 40 years, Dave has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses. In 2022, Madison L. Books, CPA was admitted as a partner and the firm changed to Shively, Books & Associates, CPAs.  Our expertise ranges from basic tax preparation and accounting and bookkeeping services to more in-depth services such as reviews and compilations, financial statements, and Quickbooks consulting.

Shively, Books & Associates, CPAs is one of the leading firms in Fulton and the surrounding central Missouri region. By combining our expertise, experience and the team mentality of our staff, we assure that every client receives the close analysis and attention they deserve. Our dedication to high standards, hiring of seasoned tax professionals, and work ethic is the reason our client base returns year after year.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients' needs through research and sound analysis. Shively, Books & Associates, CPAs is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. We have been a staple of Fulton's business community for over 40 years, and pride ourselves on the level of esteem we have earned.

Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the business and financial community in Fulton and the region. We believe this to be a direct derivative of our talent and responsiveness to our client base. Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose Shively, Books & Associates, CPAs receive competent and professional advice.

Our Team

David J. Shively, CPA 573-642-6803 x14 BS in Accounting from Truman State University
Certified Public Accountant

Dave is originally from Schuyler County, Missouri. After graduating from Northeast Missouri State University (now Truman State University) in 1976, Dave worked for CPA firms in Fort Dodge, Iowa and St. Charles, Missouri before moving to Fulton in 1979. That same year he purchased Keckeley and Rentschler Accounting and Tax Service which had been in business in Fulton since 1954. Since 1979, the Dave has been providing accounting and tax services to individuals and businesses in the central Missouri region.

Madison L. Books, CPA 573-642-6803 x15 BS and MAcc in Accountancy from the University of Missouri
Certified Public Accountant

Madison is originally from Callaway County and graduated from Fulton High School in 2007. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Missouri with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in accountancy in 2012. Upon graduation, he began work as an associate with one of the “Big Four” international accounting firms based out of their St. Louis office. In 2015, he returned to Callaway County to work for David J. Shively, CPA. In 2022, Madison was admitted as a partner, and the firm became Shively, Books, & Associates, CPAs LLC. Madison assists a variety of individual and business clients with tax planning and preparation, accounting, bookkeeping, and payroll services.

Wade Russell 573-642-6803 x13

Tax Manager

Debbie Knoepflein 573-642-6803 x22

Senior Staff Accountant

Janie Gotcher 573-642-6803 x20

Senior Staff Accountant

Pam Nelson 573-642-6803 x11

Tax Season Receptionist

Brian Frala 573-642-6803 x12

Computer Specialist

Tamara Cott 5736426803

Staff Accountant