Brian earned his Bachelor's Degree in accounting from Illinois State University in 1986. Two years later he passed the CPA exam and started his career in public accounting. In 1997 he started Brian Toennies & Associates with himself and one other employee. Today the the team has grown to more than 14 employees and provides tax, accounting, and business advisory services to more than 3000 clients. The firm prepares individual, corporate, partnership, trust, and payroll tax returns for clients primarily in the St. Louis Metro area but also across the United States.
Brian and his wife Mona have 3 sons, Eric, Zach and Jack. When he gets time away from work, Brian enjoys spending time with family and traveling. He believes the success of the firm is based upon hiring great employees and providing true value to clients.
Kip graduated from East Texas State University in 1985 and has been practicing in the tax accounting area for over 35 years. He earned his CPA license in 1990.
Although Kip is new to Toennies & Associates, he has known Brian for years and trained him at his first public accounting position out of college.
Kip is from the Belleville area and enjoys all aspects of taxation.
Kip is an avid St. Louis Blues fan and other sports as well. Kip has two daughters and a grandson and enjoys family time.
Pete is a Staff Accountant here at Brian Toennies. He works mainly on tax returns, bookkeeping and various projects for our clients. Pete graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 2018 where he earned his degree in Business Administration-Accounting and minored in Computer Science. He joined Brian Toennies and Associates in the Summer of 2019 and he continues to study to sit for the CPA. Outside of his work he enjoys Fishing, Cardinals baseball Games, Hockey and Cooking.
Kathryn will welcome you with a smile when you step into the O’Fallon, IL office. Joining Brian’s team in January of 2020 as an administrative assistant, she brings Years of customer service in the banking industry with her.
When she’s not behind the desk she enjoys staying active with her three kids and Her partner, Tom. She teaches and studies Taekwondo and is currently training for Her second-degree black belt.