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About Us

About Our Firm

Cullar & Associates, PC, CPA's is a full-service public accounting firm located in South Bend, Indiana.  Since 1983, we have provided audit and accounting, tax planning and compliance, litigation support, and advisory services to businesses, nonprofits, and individuals throughout Indiana and Southern Michigan.

We help our clients meet their goals with timely and cost-effective service.  We do this by maintaining long-term continuity of personnel and client relationships; strict adherence to ethical standards; rigorous training; and simply listening.  Our teams have interdisciplinary skills, the latest technology, and years of experience assisting clients in our community. 

In September 2015, we received our ninth consecutive triennial peer review report in which we received the highest possible result.  Peer review is a detailed review by another CPA firm of our audit and accounting policies, procedures, and engagement performance to determine if we have complied with all professional and regulatory requirements.  We believe receiving the highest possible report reflects our commitment to provide the highest quality of service to our clients.  Click the link below for our most recent peer review report.

PeerReview

Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients achieve their goals by providing the highest quality assurance, compliance, and advisory services.  This requires open communication to understand our clients' needs, rigorous training to keep our technical skills current, and an ability to see the big picture based on our years of experience.  For thirty years, we have been dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. 

Our Team

Richard J Cullar, CPA

Managing Partner

(574) 288-8320 ext. 207

Rich is an Indiana Certified Public Accountant and the Firm's founder and managing partner. After graduating with High Distinction from Indiana University, Bloomington in 1977 with a BS in Business, he passed the CPA exam in his first sitting, receiving the High Grade Award for the State of Indiana and the Elijah Watt Sells Certificate of Honorable Mention nationally. Rich has thirty-five years of public accounting experience, and has supervised or conducted hundreds of audits of nonprofits, including Single Audits (formerly Circular A-133 audits), and businesses, as well as having wide experience in other assurance services, taxation, information systems, and business consulting. In addition, he provides litigation support services to area attorneys for pension valuation and accounting issues. He has also performed peer reviews for the Indiana CPA Society and has served on boards of several area nonprofit organizations.

Robert L Shreiner, CPA

Audit and Accounting Partner

(574) 288-8320 ext. 203

Bob is an Indiana Certified Public Accountant and a partner. Bob graduated from Goshen College in May 1988, and has years of audit and accounting experience in public accounting, managing audits of many types of nonprofit and religious organizations, including Single Audits (formerly Circular A-133 audits). He also has wide experience in providing other types of assurance services.

Brian C Oberlie, CPA

Audit and Accounting Partner

(574) 288-8320 ext. 208

Brian is an Indiana Certified Public Accountant and a partner. He is a 1994 graduate of Ball State University, and has years of audit and accounting experience, managing audits of many nonprofit organizations, including Single Audits (formerly Circular A-133 audits), and of construction contractors. Brian also has wide experience in managing other types of assurance engagements.

Rebecca L Fessenden, CPA

Tax Manager

(574) 288-8320 ext. 202

Becky is an Indiana licensed Certified Public Accountant and the tax manager for the Firm. Becky is a 1971 graduate of Indiana University, South Bend and has years of tax experience in public accounting, providing tax compliance and planning services for a wide variety of individuals, businesses, and nonprofits.

Edwin Near, CPA

Audit and Accounting Specialist

(574) 288-8320 ext. 204

Edwin is an Indiana Certified Public Accountant and a 1993 graduate of Indiana University, South Bend. He has years of audit experience with nonprofits, including Single Audits (formerly Circular A-133 audits), and construction contractors. Edwin also has wide experience in providing other assurance services to clients in a variety of industries.

Mark Kramer

Audit and Accounting Specialist

(574) 288-8320 ext. 209

Mark started on our audit and accounting staff in December 2014 after graduating from Bethel College in May 2014, winning the Crowe Horwath Outstanding Student Scholarship, and serving as an intern in the Finance Department of Granger Community Church. He has assisted on several audits of nonprofits (including Single Audits) and contractors, and is currently working on obtaining his CPA certificate.

Valerie L Jamerson

Office Administrator

(574) 288-8320 ext. 201
  • Cullar & Associates PC CPA's
  • 218 W. Washington St. Ste 300
  • South Bend, IN 46601
  • Telephone: (574) 288-8320
  • Fax: (574) 288-8328