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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 & Meinsma look forward to working together with you to achieve the bright financial future you deserve!

At Schuster & Meinsma, 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.

Catherine E Meinsma, CPA

Ms. Meinsma graduated from Bettendorf High School in Bettendorf, Iowa followed by Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy. After graduating from Iowa State, she obtained her CPA license from the State of Iowa and started her career with a national CPA firm. After working in public accounting for four years, she accepted a position as the Controller and Chief Financial Officer of a private manufacturing company, working there for six years before joining Schuster & Co in 2019.

Cathy moved to DeWitt in 2014 with her husband, Jason. They are the parents of two children - Weston and Oliver. Cathy is an active member for the Marketers of Dewitt (MOD), North Scott Rotary, a Farm Bureau Member, and serves as a Dewitt Chamber Ambassador.

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.

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.