About Us

Founded in 1986 by Janet K. Poppen, Poppen & Associates, CPAs, P.C. is headquartered in Brentwood, MO. Our firm emphasizes personalized services to privately owned businesses. Our clients are concentrated in Missouri and Illinois and include retailers, manufacturers, members of the service and construction industries, and select individuals. To email Janet or one of our Managers, visit the Contact Us page of our website.

Our firm is housed in a building designed by Harris Armstrong originally constructed to serve as the home and office of Dr. E. L. McCall. Harris Armstrong, a largely self-taught architect, and influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright, was especially popular from 1930 – 1960 and designed numerous significant residential and commercial structures. His work is represented at Washington University, the Ethical Society and Kirkwood Community Center among others. In rehabbing the building, Poppen & Associates maintained the exterior lines while completely updating the interior to meet ADA requirements. The architectural specifications and the original blueprints are displayed at our office.


Our People

Janet K. Poppen, CPA, CFP, President & CEO


  • Member St. Louis Enterprise Centers, Board of Directors
  • Commissioner, Missouri State Unemployment Council
  • Member, Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP)
  • Member, St. Louis Forum
  • Member, National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)
  • Liaison, Missouri Coalition for Minority and Women Owned Businesses

Janet has over thirty years of experience providing financial and tax services for privately owned businesses; trusts; estates; individuals; retirement plans, and not-for-profit entities. Her specialized areas of expertise include personal financial advisory and Investment Advisor Representative services and strategic planning for businesses.

Janet has provided testimony to Congressional committees in support of small business issues and has been quoted in local and national publications. She has received multiple awards from various organizations for her dedication to and advocacy of small business issues at the local and national levels including: MSCPA Distinguished Service Award; SBA Women in Business Advocate and Accountant Advocate of the Year awards; and, NAWBO’s National Public Policy Advocate of the Year. Her prior activities include: Action Committee Chair for St. Louis Forum; Member, Public Policy Council for the Regional chamber of Commerce (RCGA); and National Tax Chair for WIPP.

Elsa Fortune, CPA – Manager -Assurance and Tax Services        


Melissa Jorden- Accounting & Tax Services                                    


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