This weeks Membership Spotlight honors Noreen Githens Nutt.  Norene is the owner of Comstat Tax in St. Louis, MO.  She has been there for 24 years.  Noreen is an Enrolled Agent and has been a devoted member of MSA for 20+ years.

Noreen acquired her Certified Payroll Practitioner designation awarded by the American Payroll Association.  This certification helped her in growing and developing her payroll business.  Payroll services was the specialty of her firm, accounting for 70% of her business until she sold it in 2012.

Noreen’s greatest accomplishment is Building her tax practice completely by referrals.  Her most important skill is never pretending to know everything.  She says, “clients understand that things change, never had a client get upset that their situation was unique.”  The biggest challenge to working in the industry according to Noreen is the changing technology and not loosing her older clients that are fearful of change and technology.

Noreen said she cannot live without Sticky Notes.  They remind her “where I was when I was there before.”  Her favorite tip for someone working in the accounting world is “Networking- whether through MSA or some other kind of group that helps you get involved with other.  I have been involved with several business groups over the years.”