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K. Kraig Fields, CPA

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Business Experience
Kraig began his accounting career in 1980 with the Abilene office of Davis, Kinard & Company with a strong emphasis in oil and gas taxation. Kraig moved to their Austin location in 1986 with a focus on clients in the real estate industry. In 1987, he moved to Waco where he and Harry Harelik formed Harelik & Fields, CPAs. For 16 years, Harelik and Fields CPAs served the accounting and tax needs of the Waco community. In 2003, Harelik & Fields merged with JRBT and Kraig was admitted as a shareholder.

Kraig has significant experience in tax compliance and planning for individuals, partnerships, corporations and fiduciaries. His client base includes small businesses and many of those are in the professional services industry (physicians, lawyers, veterinarians, dentists and engineers).

Education
Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas
BBA summa cum laude Accounting, 1980

Certification
Certified Public Accountant
licensed in Texas

Professional Associations

  • American Institute of CPA’s
  • Texas Society of CPAs
  • Central Texas Chapter of the Texas Society of CPAs (past president)
  • Greater Waco Estate Planning Council (past president)

Community Involvement

  • Shepherd’s Heart Pantry, Board of Directors
  • Crestview Church of Christ, Finance Committee Chair

Contact
Kraig_Fields@jrbt.com
Direct: 254.761.1627
Main: 254.776.4190

Michael L. Brown,
CPA, ABV, CFF

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Business Experience
Michael specializes in business valuations, forensic and litigation services. His clients are privately-held companies involved with acquisitions; divestures; income, gift and estate taxes; financial reporting; and employee stock ownership plans. He also assists with marital dissolution; partner and shareholder disputes; damage and economic loss matters; and other litigation proceedings.

His engagements have spanned many industries, including banks and financial services, light and heavy industrial manufacturing, construction, real estate, professional services, software, wholesale and retail trade, pharmaceuticals, funeral homes, insurance companies, automotive and heavy truck dealerships, performing arts, restaurants, agriculture, biotechnology and natural resources. Michael is active in the community and with professional organizations including the Dr. Pepper Museum and TSCPA.

Education
Baylor University, Waco, Texas
Master of Taxation, 2001
BBA cum laude Accounting, 2001
Beta Gamma Sigma - National Honor Society

Certification
Certified Public Accountant licensed in Texas
Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) - American Institute of CPA's, 2007
Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) - American Institute of CPA's, 2008 AICPA

Professional Associations
Central Texas Chapter of TSCPA

  • Former President, Director

Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants

  • Executive Board 2012-2015
  • Board of Directors, 2008-2016
  • Young CPA of the Year in Texas 2013
  • Chairman's Citation for Service – 2009, 2013
  • Outstanding Chairman of the Year – 2012
  • TSCPA Accounting Education Foundation, Trustee
  • Strategic Planning Committee 2012-2016; Chairman 2014-2016
  • Business Valuation Forensic Litigation Services Committee, 2008-2016
  • Young CPAs and Emerging Professional Committee, 2008-2012, Chairman 2010-2012

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

  • AICPA Leadership Academy - 2010
  • Member of Forensic and Valuation Services Section

Community Involvement

  • Leadership Waco XXV
  • Director, Dr. Pepper Museum and Free Enterprise Institute
  • Waco Foundation: Capacity Building Advisory Council
  • McLennan County Dispute Resolution Center, Director

Contact
Michael_Brown@jrbt.com
Direct: 254.761.1664
Main: 254.776.4190

Brian P. Bivona, CPA

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Business Experience
Brian began his accounting career in 1979 with the Houston office of Arthur Andersen & Co. In 1984, he joined JRBT where he serves as Head of the Tax Department and works with banks, insurance companies, and high net worth individuals. His areas of practice include business transaction planning, estate tax planning, and financial planning. Outside of work, Brian is involved in many community organizations, including Providence Health Center and the Reicher Catholic High School and has served many others over the years, including the Waco Performing Arts Company and Compassion Ministries.

Education
Baylor University, Waco, Texas
BBA, Accounting, 1979

Certification
Certified Public Accountant
licensed in Texas

Professional Associations

  • American Institute of CPAs
  • Texas Society of CPAs
  • Central Texas Chapter of the Texas Society of CPAs
  • Greater Waco Estate Planning Council

Community Involvement

  • Providence Health Center – Board of Trustees
  • Providence Foundation – Board of Directors
  • Reicher Catholic High School – President, Board of Directors
  • Woodway Foundation – Board of Directors/Treasurer

Contact
Brian_Bivona@jrbt.com
Direct: 254.761.1614
Main: 254.776.4190

Connie S. Berry, CPA

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Business Experience
Licensed in two states, Connie serves a diverse mix of clients. She is experienced in tax planning and compliance for individuals, partnerships and corporations. She also has a strong working knowledge of estate, fiduciary and nonprofit taxation. Her strengths include dealing with corporations with complex state and international tax issues, as well as serving as the firm’s expert on fiduciary (trust) matters.

Education
Iowa Wesleyan College, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa
BA, Accounting, 1995

Certification
Certified Public Accountant
licensed in Texas and Georgia

Professional Associations

  • American Institute of CPAs
  • Texas Society of CPAs
  • Heart of Texas Estate Planning Council

Community Involvement

  • Caritas, Board of Directors (November 2013-Present); Treasurer (2015); President (January 2016 to Present)

Contact
Connie_Berry@jrbt.com
Direct: 254.761.1630
Main: 254.776.4190

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