Who We Are
CIAG, Inc. (Central Illinois Accounting Group) opened its doors on July 1, 2016 in Petersburg, IL. It is owned and operated by Randy Atwater who has been a CPA since 1997. Randy has practiced in public accounting offices from Springfield to Havana for the past 20 years. He also has the help of several part-time staff who too have past accounting and tax experience.
About the Owner
Randy lives with his wife and two children in Petersburg, IL. They are active in their church, 4-H club, school band, sports, and other community events. Taking care of family and finances are important to Randy. Therefore, he enjoys helping others take care of their financial needs and questions so they too can care for their families and businesses.
Meet the Team
Randy began his career as a CPA in 1997. Randy has practiced in public accounting offices from Springfield to Havana for the past 20 years. He also has the help of several part-time staff who, too, have past accounting and tax experience.
Julie, wife to Randy, is also a CPA and helps assist in the office on an as-needed basis. Although she does not prepare tax returns, she is highly experienced in other areas of accounting.
Krista Bivens works Monday thru Friday during tax season helping process tax returns, and she works part-time the remainder of the year helping with payrolls and other accounting. Krista grew up in the tax preparation business and has prepared returns for many years. She lives in Springfield with her husband and three children.
Michael Copley works on Saturdays and other evenings as needed during tax season. He is a high school math teacher, but has assisted with taxes for several years. He lives in Cantrall with his wife and children.