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Graf & Company announces ownership transition

Missi Bain, left, and Jennifer Coleman.
Missi Bain, left, and Jennifer Coleman.

Graf & Company is announcing the transition of ownership from Larry Rippey, owner, to Missi Bain CPA and Jennifer Coleman, Business Development Partner. Graf & Company a Certified Public Accounting firm in Fairfield has served clients in Southeast Iowa for 70 years. The CPA firm specializes in individual, business, and corporate tax and accounting services, business advisory solutions, bookkeeping, payroll and financial services.

The firm was founded in 1950 by Lewis E. Graf. Larry Rippey started employment with Graf & Company in January 1979 and in January of 1986 he was named a partner in the firm. As managing partner, he has retained his ownership in the practice ever since. He remains a senior partner and plans to continue working with the firm’s clients and in assisting the leadership team as it looks to enhance the firm’s tax, accounting, and financial services.

Missi Bain CPA from Mt. Pleasant received her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Iowa Wesleyan and is starting her 10th tax season since joining the CPA firm in 2010. Jennifer Coleman from Packwood is entering her 12th year with Graf & Company after joining the firm’s financial services team in 2009. As partners Bain & Coleman look forward to keeping the firm focused on the unique local and multistate relationships that the firm has established over the last several decades, expand its client base, and grow the firm’s talented team of professionals to serve Fairfield and all Southeast Iowa.