About Us


Our mission at Faron Adamson, CPA, located in Lebanon, Missouri, is to assist individuals and business owners in tax planning and to offer quality services to our clients. Our services range from basic bookkeeping to serving as your outsourced accounting department. We also offer tax services that include individual tax return preparation, business federal and state tax preparation, tax planning and advice, and payroll tax reports. Our firm uses the latest technology to give our clients choices that meet their changing needs.


  • To maximize income tax savings and assist in reducing or eliminating unfair penalties
  • To automate accounting functions, so you can focus on your core business needs
  • To advise you on the necessary records that every taxpayer and business owner must retain
  • To manage your business with powerful information

We strongly believe in personalized service tailored to meet your needs as you continue to grow. We serve clients throughout the southwest ranging from service businesses to large retailers and manufacturing entities. We currently offer e-filing of client returns and will be continually expanding the website so that it can be a true interactive experience. Our firm would like to sincerely thank you for taking the time to visit our site and encourage you to call us or e-mail us if we can be of any service. Thank You.


Faron Adamson, CPA

Certified Public Accountant, MBA

Faron is a Missouri licensed Certified Public Accountant and has a background in corporate accounting and operations management. He also holds a Masters in Business Administration with an undergraduate degree in Accounting. For twelve years, he performed day-to-day accounting functions for eleven Pizza Hut restaurants as separate units. This included the preparation of monthly financial statements and all related tax filings. During this time he began his public accounting practice in Hartville (weekends and evenings). After he left Pizza Hut in 1996, Faron expanded his public accounting practice and opened an office in Lebanon which includes accounting, payroll and tax services as well as financial advisements for business and individuals in multiple states. Many of his clients have been served for over 25 years. From 2006 to 2011, Faron worked at Engrave-A-Crete as CFO, responsible for the financial management, capital budgeting, and accounting functions while continuing his Lebanon office.

Faron has also served as adjunct professor for Webster University MBA program, Park University Business department and Columbia College accounting department. He has taught many accounting, finance, and computer classes for these universities, primarily at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

Faron is currently working full time at his office in Lebanon. Faron is a Hartville native and is married to Cindy (Johns) Adamson. They have three daughters and sons-in-law and eight grandchildren, all active in the farming or tax business in some capacity. Faron & Cindy also raise beef cattle on their farm in Hartville.

You can contact Faron at faroncpa@gmail.com.

Whitney Ferguson

Staff Accountant, MBA

Whitney graduated from Drury University in 2002 with a B.A. in Accounting and from Columbia College in 2008 with a Masters in Business Administration (MBA). She worked with us part-time throughout college and began as a full-time staff accountant in 2002. In 2006 she left to work at Engrave-A-Crete as an Accounting Supervisor and in 2012 became the Corporate Controller at Do Outdoors (Lews) in Springfield. She continues there as Vice President of Finance.

You can contact Whitney at wferguson02@gmail.com

Iris Martin

Staff Accountant, Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Iris graduated from Missouri State University in 2006 with a B.S. in Accounting. Iris worked with us from 2007 to 2010 when she left to work in the banking industry. We welcomed her return to our office in the summer of 2015. Iris works with both accounting and tax clients.

You can contact Iris at adamsoncpa@gmail.com

Devra Shumate

Tax Preparer and Accounting Clerk

Devra works full-time during tax season and keeps us organized. She helps with all office tasks. She is the first contact at the office. During the rest of the year she works part time.

You can contact Devra at frontdesk.adamson@gmail.com.

Angela Barnes

Front Desk and Data processor

Angie is our all around point of contact for tax and accounting clients and for making appointments on Faron, Iris, or Devra’s schedule. Angie will assist you with many informational questions about handling, mailing, and payments of all invoices. She is awesome to help the flow of your work in our office before and after.

Bronwen Antoszewski, CPA

Certified Public Accountant, Masters in Accounting

Bronwen is a new member of our team and will be working with accounting and tax clients by appointment, at this time. She brings a new skill set to our company and we are excited to get her to meet you as time allows.

Cindy Adamson

Accounting & Technology

Cindy graduated from MSU with a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Masters Degree in Elementary Education. She also worked with teaching technology to teachers from 2006-2013. She retired from public teaching in 2013. She completed 3 years of business and accounting classes before changing her major to education. Cindy helps with accounting and tax clients; she is also responsible for our website and office technology.

Tonya Wilson

Staff Accountant

Tonya graduated from MSU with a Bachelor of Science in Education and received her Masters Degree in Elementary Administration from William Woods University. She teaches Middle School at Hartville School. You can find Tonya at the office most Saturdays working on accounting.

Johnathan Crisp and Rich Wilson

Accounting support and Tax Preparers

Johnathan and Rich are both in college and help us on breaks and when home.