Support you Deserve

We offer a broad range of services to help you secure a sound financial future. You've worked hard to get where you are. You deserve a firm that works hard for you.

Our Team

Krehbiel & Associates, LLC is a full-service Accounting firm licensed in IL. All our CPA's hold valid IL CPA certificates.

Meet Our Partners:

Wm. Brent Palmer, CPA

Brent obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.  Brent joined Krehbiel & Associates in 1984 and became partner in 1990.


James G. Leuty, CPA

Jim is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University with a B.S. in Business with Specialization in Accounting.  Jim joined Krehbiel & Associates in 1986 and became partner in 1995.  Jim specializes in income tax planning and preparation for individuals, corporations and trusts.  Jim also has considerable experience in conducting audits, reviews and compilations for governmental, nonprofit and for-profit entities.


Robert Huffman, CPA

Robert is a graduate of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale with a bachelor's degree in accounting.  Robert joined Krehbiel & Associates in 2000 and became a partner in 2008.  He is licensed in both Illinois and Missouri.  Robert's main focus is income tax preparation, and has substantial experience in estate and trust taxation.


Greg Charlton, CPA

Greg obtained a bachelor's degree in accounting from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.  He joined the firm in 1994 and became partner in 2017.  Greg specializes in income tax preparation and planning for individuals, small businesses and farmers.  Greg also has a strong audit practice with a focus on governmental entities, nursing homes and clients in the construction industry.


Emily Tynes, CPA

Emily holds a Master of Business Administration degree as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky and is a licensed CPA in Illinois.  Emily joined the firm in 2007 and became partner in 2017.  Emily serves clients from the Mt. Vernon office and specializes in audits of governmental and non-profit entities and tax planning and compliance for individuals, LLCs and S-corporations.


Josh Esser, CPA

Josh holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale as well as a master's degree in accounting with an emphasis in taxation from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville.  Josh is a licensed CPA in IL.  Josh joined the firm in 2010 and became a partner in 2017.  Josh services clients from the Mt. Vernon office and specializes in tax planning and compliance for both individuals and small businesses with an emphasis in the oil and gas industry.


Cheryl Presswood, CPA

Cheryl graduated from Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. She passed the CPA exam in 1989 and became a licensed CPA in 1991.  Cheryl joined Krehbiel & Associates in 2012 and became a partner in 2017. Cheryl services clients from the Mt. Vernon office and specializes in audit and tax with a focus on audits of defined contribution plans, local governments, construction companies, and non-profit entities along with tax compliance for individuals and businesses.


Richelle Heggemeier, CPA


Gary S. Malawy, CPA


Brent Maschhoff, CPA


Michelle Hagen, CPA

Michelle is graduate of Eastern Illinois University.  Michelle passed the CPA exam in 1997 and is licensed in Illinois and Missouri.  Michelle joined the Carlyle office in 2013 and became partner in 2017.  Michelle continues to serve clients from the Carlyle office, specializing in tax planning and compliance for individuals, trusts, LLCs and S-corporations.


"An income tax form is like a laundry list - either way you lose your shirt."
Fred Allen

"The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax."
Albert Einstein

"The difference between death and taxes is death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets."
Will Rogers