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About Us

About Our Firm

For more than 34 years, Carol Schuster, CPA and her staff have served as trusted business partners to clients throughout the eastern Iowa region. They have provided tax, accounting, payroll and consulting services to individuals and businesses. Carol was a partner with a national firm until purchasing the practice in September 2008.

Over the years the name of our firm has changed, but the personal and professional service provided by Carol and her staff remains consistent with the high standards you expect from your accountant.

Your success is our success, and all of us here at Schuster & Co PC look forward to working together with you to achieve the bright financial future you deserve!

At Schuster & Co PC, our talented staff has the expertise to meet the needs of our diverse client base. Why not take a few minutes and get to know the most experienced and knowledgeable tax and accounting professionals you'll ever meet?

Our Team

Carol A. Schuster, CPA

Ms. Schuster graduated from St. Joseph High School, DeWitt, and University of Northern Iowa (UNI) with a Bachelor‘s Degree in Business (Emphasis in Accounting). She has worked for and became a partner in both regional and national certified public accounting firms as a result of mergers over the years. She purchased the DeWitt location on September 1, 2008, from the national firm she was with. Carol has been active in many community organizations over the years including serving as past President of the DeWitt Chamber of Commerce and is currently the Treasurer of St. Joseph’s Education Foundation, Treasurer of Crossroads Unlimited Co ( a development corporation), and Vice-chair of the Iowa Accountancy Examining Board (the regulatory board for CPAs and LPAs). Carol has lived in the DeWitt area her entire life, except for a one year period in which she was in another state while her husband completed his military duty. He is now deceased but their three children, Shelly, Denise and Will live in DeWitt with their families.

Susan A. Hunter, CPA

Ms. Hunter is a lifelong resident of the DeWitt area. She graduated from Calamus High School in 1981 and Iowa State University in 1985. She furthered her education at St. Ambrose University, becoming a CPA in 1990. Sue has been an employee of Schuster & Co PC and its predecessor firm since January of 1992. She is actively involved in the DeWitt community as a volunteer for the FFA alumni, 4-H, and Clinton County Cattlemen. She resides in rural DeWitt with her husband Charley. They are the parents of three children – Jacob, Will, and Alexandra.

Peggy L. Smith, LPA

Peggy Smith has been employed in the accounting profession since 1986. In 1995, after earning an associates degree in accounting, she took and passed the Licensed Professional Accountant examination, and has since practiced as an LPA. Peggy has lived in the DeWitt area and worked for Schuster & Co PC and its predecessor firm since 1994. Her family includes husband Kevin and son Karson. She also has two grown children, Army Staff Sgt. Todd Coble and daughter Stacy Miller. Peggy’s community involvement includes serving as a DeWitt Chamber Ambassador, participating in the DeWitt Central School’s Lunch Buddy Program and volunteering for the Quad City Arts Festival of Trees North Pole Children’s Activity Center.

Connie Beer

Connie Beer is a native of DeWitt and has been a member of our staff since January of 1997. She graduated from DeWitt Central Community School and attended Clinton Community College and later Mount Saint Claire College, where she graduated with a double major in business and accounting. Ms. Beer is an active member of the DeWitt community where she serves as leader for the Minnehaha 4-H club, is the Eden Township Clerk, and also is an active member of the DeWitt Central FFA alumni organization. Connie and her husband Rob are the parents of three children, Joshua, Katie and Caleb.

Kay Determan

Kay Determan was born and raised in DeWitt where she graduated from DeWitt Central Community School. She previously worked in the retail industry and also has several years of experience in the banking industry where she was employed in the trust department. Since 2002, Kay has served as the Administrative Assistant in our office. Kay and her husband Jess reside in rural DeWitt. They are the parents of two children, Courtney and Cole.