110 E Sheridan Rd, Petersburg, IL 62675
(217) 501-8075 countit@casscomm.com

About Us

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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 Atwater

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 Atwater

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

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

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 a couple of years. He lives in Petersburg with his wife and four children.