The newly-created role will support professional development of firm employees

[Springfield, MO – March 30, 2021] – Abacus CPAs, LLC is proud to announce that Emily Buckmaster joined the firm as the Supervisor of Excellence, a newly-created role that will support employee growth. Buckmaster, who most recently served as the Director of Career Planning & Development at Drury University, began her new role with Abacus on March 22.

Buckmaster has more than 17 years of experience with professional staff development, career coaching, recruiting, and goal setting.  She has been commended for her creativity and in-depth industry knowledge to engage and serve individuals by building and maintaining growth-mindset relationships.

“I am proud to be joining the team.  Abacus is a firm on the move.  I’m impressed with the culture of growth and leadership of the firm.” says Buckmaster, “I know my skill set with developing individuals will continue to elevate the service offerings for Abacus employees and clients.”

As the Supervisor of Excellence, Buckmaster will support, encourage and motivate employees toward their professional goals, with a mix of motivation and accountability to encourage growth and development.  Buckmaster will collaborate closely with department supervisors to support leadership initiatives and encourage an enhanced client service orientation.  Buckmaster will serve as a member of the firm’s management and administration team.

“We’re delighted to be bringing Emily on as the Supervisor of Excellence for our firm,” said Bill Dunton, Abacus Managing Partner, “In this new role, she will amplify our success and serve as a valuable resource for staff and, in turn, elevate our client offerings even beyond our current, distinctive The Abacus Experience.”

Abacus continues its purposeful growth. In addition to Buckmaster joining the firm, Abacus recently announced an expansion of services through their new office in Salem, Mo, which is the 5th branch of the firm, complimenting Branson, Lee’s Summit, and two Springfield offices.


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