Category Archives: Accounting

Boss & Co. to move west-side locations

WICHITA — Ron Boss is moving his west-side CPA firm, Boss & Co., from 1,500 square feet at 10011 W. 21st St. to 1,800 square feet at 889 N. Maize Road, which is just north of Central on the west side of Maize Road.

Adam Clements of Builders Inc. handled the deal.

The move happens May 31. There are no changes with Boss’ Andover office.

Former DEN Management minority partners to start Atlas Accounting & Consulting

WICHITA — As David Norris restructures his DEN Management, former minority partners Shane and Melissa Dick are preparing to start their next venture.

“Really, it’s kind of an exciting twist for us,” Shane Dick says.

“As we talked to more and more people out there … just talking about problems and issues and the day-to-day trials of running a business, it kind of dawned on us that there’s a need for a CFO for hire, if you will,” he says.

The Dicks both have accounting and CFO backgrounds.

“A lot of companies have a strong accountant, but they can’t necessarily afford to hire a CFO,” Shane Dick says. “We started realizing, hey, there’s a market out there for this. David blessed it and thought it was a great idea.”

They’re calling their firm Atlas Accounting & Consulting.

“We’re Ayn Rand fans,” Shane Dick says.

There’s no website yet, but the Dicks can be reached at

The two are in the beginning stages of getting the company going.

“We’re still helping David wrap up his to-do list,” Shane Dick says.

He says DEN’s restructuring coincided nicely with his and his wife’s plans.

“It seemed like a good time to go out and really do our own thing.”


You don’t say

“Clearly, I overstudied.”

Exacta Aerospace CFO Seth Albin, who recently won an award for scoring in the top 10 out of tens of thousands of people who took the 2010 CPA exam

You don’t say

“Life sucks right now.”

Gaelic Management accountant Tara Cupps on how she feels about tax season

Pistotnik Law Offices sues former employee for fraud

WICHITA — Pistotnik Law Offices routinely files lawsuits, but this month it filed one on behalf of the firm.

The office has filed a civil suit in Sedgwick County District Court against former employee Vicki Olivarez and her husband, Severo Olivarez IV.

The suit alleges fraudulent and negligent acts by the two.

Vicki Olivarez was a bookkeeper for the firm from July 2002 to Sept. 4.

The suit claims that she forged checks — made out to both Olivarezes and for cash — from an unnamed trust account.

The lawsuit alleges that the forging began in July 2005 and continued until Vicki Olivarez’s last day of employment.

Pistotnik’s attorney, Dustin DeVaughn, declined to comment on the case.

Neither of the Olivarezes could be reached for comment.

Vicki Olivarez’s attorney, Roger Sherwood, didn’t return a call for comment.

Also named in the suit: Pro Siding, of which Severo Olivarez is a shareholder and officer; Buess CPA, Pistotnik’s accountant; and Emprise Bank, which cashed the checks.

Wichitans Ray Haskell and Reg Redding plan Saturday book signing for “The Game of Wealth”

WICHITA — Some people get lucky and become wealthy without having to work for it.

For the rest of us, Wichitans Ray Haskell and Reg Redding have written “The Game of Wealth: A Strategy for Winning Wealth and Living a Full Life.”

“It’s a fresh perspective on how to look at where you are in life and what you need to do, especially in some unsure and uncertain times,” Haskell says.

They purposely chose a game analogy, Redding says, because “everybody can relate to a game.”

Redding is an accountant with Lone Star Steakhouse. Haskell used to work there and now does estate planning, financial analysis and insurance sales, mostly for seniors.

The two will have a book signing Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Wichita.

Along with money-saving tips, Redding says the book explains the concept of taking responsibility.

“That was one thing that we just didn’t see out there in other books,” he says.

The book also explores being wealthy in other areas outside of finances, though Haskell says that’s a key emphasis.

“It’s not as hard as some people think,” he says.