James A. Flieller email@example.com
A Certified Public Accountant since 1980, James Flieller has wide-ranging experience in tax planning issues. In addition to being a highly regarded technical tax accountant, he is considered a valued business advisor and counselor. He has built a niche in serving wealthy individuals, their families and their business and investment entities, and has maintained his role as consultant to some family groups for as long as 30 years. Among his areas of expertise are income tax, estate/gift/generation-skipping transfer tax and non-wealth transfer tax matters.
James holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with honors and a Master in Professional Accounting, Taxation, from The University of Texas at Austin. He began his public accounting career in 1979 in the Austin office of Peat Marwick, Mitchell & Co. (now KPMG), where he continued with the company for 12 years, five of them as a partner. James went on to became a shareholder in an Austin CPA firm, then in 1994 founded the firm that is now Flieller, Kruger, Skelton & Plyler.
Wesley M. Kruger firstname.lastname@example.org
During a career that spans more than 25 years, Wes Kruger has developed broad experience in federal and state taxation. He spent several years in the Midland, Texas office of KPMG, where many of his clients were high net worth individuals involved with the oil and gas industry. Wes is highly accomplished in the areas of estate/gift/generation-skipping transfer tax planning, business succession planning, and creditor protection strategies. He is also experienced in analyzing strategies for minimizing risk associated with concentrated equity positions.
Wes graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Texas A&M University and earned a Master of Science in Accounting, Taxation Specialization, from Texas Tech University. He received his Certified Public Accountant designation in 1985 while working in the Dallas office of what is now Ernst & Young. In 1987, he joined KPMG where he remained for nearly ten years, variously in the company’s executive offices in Montvale, New Jersey, and in the Amarillo and Midland operating offices. He became an owner in what is now Flieller, Kruger, Skelton & Plyler in January 1999 and a partner in January 2000.
Greg D. Skelton email@example.com
Since entering the public accounting profession in 1982, Greg Skelton has acquired experience across the spectrum of federal income tax issues. In addition to focusing on tax planning strategies for individuals, his practice is devoted to developing effective solutions for business clients. Areas of expertise include tax planning associated with business structuring, acquisitions and combinations; stock option holding and exercise strategies; and partnerships and corporate taxation. Greg also consults with businesses on varied financial issues, such as cash flow planning, debt structuring, vendor relationships, and compensation structuring.
Greg is a magna cum laude graduate of West Texas A&M University, where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. His public accounting career began at Peat Marwick, Mitchell & Co. (now KPMG) in 1982, and he obtained the Certified Public Accountant designation in 1983. Greg’s tenure with KPMG included appointments in the New York and New Jersey executive offices as well as the Amarillo operating office. In 1991, he left the company to become Controller and Treasurer of Western Merchandisers, Inc., a subsidiary of Wal-Mart. In 1997 he rejoined KPMG in the Denver/Boulder office. Greg was admitted as partner in what is now Flieller, Kruger, Skelton & Plyler in January 2000.
David E. Plyler firstname.lastname@example.org
David has a broad range of experience providing tax advisory and tax compliance services to high net worth individuals, businesses and investment entities with federal, state and international income tax issues. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants.
David earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Master in Professional Accounting, with an emphasis in taxation, from The University of Texas at Austin in 1996. His public accounting career began in 1993 with Adams, Gorence & Company, PC, where he served individuals and their closely held businesses for almost six years. In 1999, he joined KPMG where he served individuals, closely held businesses, middle market and large consolidated multi-national public companies for approximately seven years. David completed a rotational assignment with KPMG’s National Tax practice in Washington, D.C. David joined what is now Flieller, Kruger, Skelton & Plyler in 2006 and was admitted to the partnership in January of 2008.
Paula A. Wendling email@example.com
While with Flieller, Kruger, Skelton & Plyler, Paula has gained extensive experience providing tax compliance and advisory services to high net worth individuals, businesses and investment entities. Her focus areas include oil and gas taxation, estate/gift/generation-skipping transfer tax planning, partnerships, and exempt organization compliance and consulting.
Paula graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics, emphasis K-8 education, from The University of Northern Colorado in 1994. She earned her Master in Professional Accounting from The University of Texas at Austin in 2002, and began her public accounting career with what is now Flieller, Kruger, Skelton & Plyler in 2003, and was admitted to the partnership in January 2011.