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Stuart Elliott

Stuart Elliott

Stuart Elliott, CPA joined Gardner Tanenbaum in November 2023 as the Chief Financial Officer. He has 30+ years of experience in corporate accounting and finance including public accounting. After completing his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting at the University of Oklahoma, Stuart began his career with Ernst & Young in Oklahoma City. He was involved with both corporate and partnership tax preparation at E&Y as well as participated in client audits in multiple industries. Stuart was on several audit engagements for E&Y including Wal-Mart International, 1-800-FLOWERs and the Braums audit (where he counted cattle for YE inventory among other audit procedures).

Stuart has worked extensively with entrepreneurial teams in his 30+ year career. The teams he has worked with include Mark S Group Corporation, a real estate holding group and franchisee group, Claim Solution, Inc. and Sunlighten, Inc. He has extensive experience bringing accounting and finance functionality in house for these groups including building and developing the respective accounting and finance teams. In addition, Stuart has experience securing state and federal tax credits for development and job creation for these entrepreneurial groups. Stuart has also worked with publicly traded corporate entities such as Seaboard Corporation providing GAAP expertise to their offices in Bermuda, Congo, Angola, and South Africa as part of their Overseas Commodity Trading Group.
Stuart and his wife Wendy have been married for 21 years and are the very proud parents of Adam Elliott, their very opinionated teenage son.

Achievements
• Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting and Finance, University of Oklahoma
• High Performance Incentive Program (State of Kansas business development tax credit program)
• Employee Retention Tax Credits for multiple businesses
• $4.6MM Paycheck Protection Plan tax credits (including related Oklahoma and Arkansas grant funds)
• Certified Public Accountant