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About Us

About Our Firm

Since 2004, our firm has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses. Our expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services for small businesses and individuals to providing payroll and financial statement services. We also provide small business start-up and on-going accounting software support.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients’ needs, thorough research, and sound analysis. Our firm is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism.

Our Team

Barbara Robison, CPA

brobison@robisonrhea.com 319-377-5094

Ms. Robison founded Barbara Robison CPA in 2004. In recognition of the addition of Paula Rhea, CPA to her team, on January 1, 2013 Barbara Robison, CPA became Robison & Rhea PLC.

Ms. Robison was formerly a senior auditor with a local accounting firm. She specializes in assisting small businesses with their accounting, payroll and bookkeeping needs as well as tax compliance. Ms. Robison is a QuickBooks Pro Advisor and a QuickBooks Point-of- Sale advisor for retail clients. Her volunteer work for local non-profit organizations and her background as a former non-profit auditor has given her extra knowledge to help these particular businesses thrive. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants. She received her BBA in accounting from the University of Iowa. She is a lifelong Marion resident who enjoys giving back to her community as a Marion Chamber of Commerce board member, the Marion Historical Museum Inc treasurer and a trustee for the Giacoletto Foundation.

Paula Rhea, CPA

prhea@robisonrhea.com 319-377-5094

Ms. Rhea joined Barb Robison October 2011. She also worked with Barb earlier in both of their careers while working for another local firm. Paula brings a variety of experience to the table as she has worked in both public and private accounting as well as four tax seasons with H&R Block. Other experience includes multi state sales tax compliance, fixed asset inventory and payroll compliance. She is 2012 and 2013 QuickBooks ProAdvisor Certified. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants.

She received her BA in accounting from the University of Northern Iowa. She is a lifelong Marion resident and enjoys giving back to her community by being a member of Marion Metro Kiwanis Club and serving on the board of directors of The Big K Family Foundation as well as volunteering at Brucemore, Orchestra Iowa and Theatre Cedar Rapids.