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2019 40 Under 40: Beth Schulte, 37

Controller, Abacus CPAs LLC

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Beth Schulte is a professional problem solver – both on and off the clock. As Abacus CPAs’ controller, she is a certified managerial accountant who organizes people and processes at the firm.

Schulte led the reorganization of the company’s billing and collections department, completing a project that was two years behind in just 90 days. She also organizes her co-workers and keeps in tune to their needs, helping organize retreats and supporting staff in their career endeavors.

Outside of work, Schulte offers her skills in numerous civic capacities, including as president of the Greater Ozarks Chapter Institute of Management Accountants, a facilitator for Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University and past president of the High Pointe Elementary PTA.

What was your first job? A cashier at the Half Price Store, now Gordmans. 

What are you doing to make the Ozarks better? I love facilitating Financial Peace sessions and watching people learn how to manage their money better. Everyone who learns to budget increases their charitable giving.

How many times do you hit the snooze button? When you have running partners as awesome as mine, you don’t need the snooze button. 

What’s your most treasured possession? My wedding rings.

What app gets you through the day? Trello. It helps me keep my lists of things I need to do and keep them organized into groups.


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