Springfield, MO – July 19, 2022 – Abacus CPAs, LLC is eager to announce Stephanie Frazee as the award recipient for the 2022 Abacus Values Award of Integrity. Frazee joined the firm in August 2020 as an Associate in the Tax and Accounting Group in the Transportation Department and has since been promoted to Senior Associate.

Frazee has an extensive background in banking as well as a several years in wealth management. Her coworkers know her as responsible, trustworthy, and honest – characteristics of the Integrity Value – and appreciate her willingness to try new things and perseverance when tasks become difficult.

“I will stand up for what I believe in, and if I say I am going to do something, I am going to do it,” Frazee said. “Transparency, honesty and trustworthiness are really big to me. If you don’t have trust, you don’t have anything.”

The Abacus Value Award for Integrity recognizes an employee who displays these traits like Frazee does.

“I was very surprised and humbled when I received the award,” she said. “To have Abacus recognize my values and appreciate them is such a blessing.”

The Abacus Values Awards were created in 2020 to recognize individuals who fully exemplify Abacus Values in how they live, work and build relationships with clients and coworkers. Each recipient demonstrated exceptional understanding and achievement in client support and professional relationships.

2022 Complete List of Abacus Value Award Honorees:

Hannah Husgen, Senior Analyst in the Traditional Tax Department, is the recipient of the Abacus People Focus Award which includes the attributes of Respect, Effective Communication, Compassion and Cooperation.

Ashleigh Schroeder, Analyst in the Traditional Tax, Audit & Accounting Department, is the recipient of the Abacus Ownership Award which includes the attributes of Pride in Our Work, Desire to Succeed and Loyalty.

Stephanie Frazee, Senior Associate in the Transportation Department, is the recipient of the Abacus Integrity Award which includes the attributes of Responsible, Trustworthy and Honest.

Taylor Graves, Coordinator in the Transportation Department, is the recipient of the Abacus Client Service Orientation Award which includes the attributes of Effective Communication, Innovation, Sense of Urgency and Quality in Work.

Doris Helmick, Associate in Accounts Payable – McDonald’s, is the recipient of the Abacus Positive Attitude Award which includes the attributes of Coachable, Cooperative and Believing the Intentions and Abilities of Others are Good.


The Abacus CPAs Values Awards, established in 2020, honors individuals who embody the key components of our seven Cultural Learning Points which include our Mission, Values, Circles of Excellence, Welch Grid, Circle of Influence and Concern, Value-Added and Process Improvement, and Mature & Growth Mindset.  The Abacus Values award celebrate our commitment to excellence, including client and employee interactions.  Honorees are selected each spring at the conclusion of the Abacus Annual All-Staff Strategic Planning Retreat.

At Abacus CPAs, our focus is you! We believe that our employees and clients deserve to interact in an environment that fosters growthtrust, and confidence. Abacus™ professionals provide leadership by relentlessly pursuing the best guidance possible so those we serve can make smarter decisions.

Better Guidance. Smarter Decisions.