Kiefer Bonfanti & Co. LLP

Thomas E. Barnhart, CPA

Advisory Partner

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“As a service provider, it is my goal to ensure that our clients receive the same level of service I would expect, while giving them the respect and undivided attention they deserve.”

Thomas E. Barnhart, CPA

Tom began his career at Kiefer Bonfanti in 1979.  As a partner, he provides our clients with a wide variety of services including qualified plan accounting and taxation, fringe benefit accounting and taxation, and individual and corporate income tax planning.  Tom serves clients in numerous industries including healthcare practices, auto dealerships, and family-owned businesses.

Tom carries a strong desire to continually grow and improve as a professional and to share his knowledge with colleagues and clients.  He has assisted auto dealerships in electing the Last-in-First-Out (LIFO) method of inventory valuation, resulting in significant deferral of taxable income.  In addition, Tom has advised and assisted start-up companies to develop their operating plans.

Tom enjoys the analytical nature of accounting.  He attributes much of his success to the fact that he truly likes what he does. In his time away from the office, Tom enjoys fishing and floating the Ozark rivers and streams.


  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA)


  • University of Missouri – St. Louis
    • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Accounting (1973)