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Meet the Knight CPA Team

Accounting, Tax, and Cost Reporting Professionals

 
Amy L. Knight - CPA and President - Knight CPA Group

Amy L. Knight

CPA - President and Champion of Vision

Having founded the firm in 2002, Amy Knight oversees its entire operation focusing on client relations, business development, and IT initiatives. The practice provides complete back office solutions for the home health, hospice, and nursing facility industries. Within these industries, Amy has expertise of how the accounting systems should be designed, so that everything flows efficiently from one system to the next—such as payroll design that effortlessly flows into the year-end cost reporting. Amy has extensive experience with both Medicare and Texas Medicaid cost reporting. Additionally, her staff is highly focused on using integrative technologies to deal with the details so that they can each deliver a one-of-a-kind client experience.

Prior to forming her company, Amy was employed for five years at Craig Carter & Associates in Oklahoma City. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Oklahoma. Amy is deeply involved with the Texas Association of Home Care & Hospice (TAHC&H) and serves on the finance committee and is chair of the annual & SW meeting committee within the TAHC&H. Outside of the office, Amy enjoys boating, sunning and spending time with her husband and their 4 four-legged kids, Rudy, Roxy, Sadie and Emma.

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Paul Alvarez - CPA and Manager - Knight CPA Group

Paul Alvarez

CPA - Tax & Accounting Manager and Champion of Compliance

Paul joined Knight CPA Group in 2012. As Tax Manager, Paul is responsible for providing tax and accounting services, including consulting, planning, research and compliance. He also maintains accounting records, financial statements, and supervises and provides guidance to the firm’s staff.

Paul has more than 30 years of experience in the accounting profession, including 21 years in public accounting where he serviced individuals and their businesses in the areas of taxation, accounting, and auditing, and nine years in the industry as a tax manager for a fortune 500 company headquartered in Austin, Texas. He earned his Bachelor’s of Business Administration with a major in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin, and is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in the state of Texas. Outside the office, Paul enjoys spending time with his family and is awed by watching his three boys grow up.

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Vanessa Egure - CPA and Senior Accountant - Knight CPA Group

Vanessa Egure

CPA – Client Advisor and Champion of Quality

Vanessa joined Knight CPA Group in 2013. Her responsibilities as a Senior Accountant include accounting services, such as consulting and maintaining records, as well as financial statement preparation. Vanessa’s previous experience includes accounting and tax work for various industries, including the medical profession, professional services firms, and the automotive, manufacturing, real estate, and construction industries. Before joining the firm, she worked at a CPA firm in El Paso, Texas for three years, preparing compiled financial statements, including the underlying write-up function, and consulting with and advising clients on their technical accounting questions.

Vanessa has extensive experience in preparing federal and state individual, corporation, and partnership tax returns, and she has assisted in complex estate and financial planning cases as well as various litigation support cases ranging from lawsuits to criminal matters. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from The University of Texas at Austin. Outside the office, Vanessa enjoys yoga and going to concerts with her husband.

Email Vanessa Call Vanessa at 512.539.2806
Victoria R. Rodriguez - Tax and Accounting Associate - Knight CPA Group

Victoria Yowler

Director of Operations & Champion of Continuous Improvement

Victoria joined our firm in 2016, and she provides accounting services for our home health agency and nursing home clients. In addition, she prepares financial statements and annual federal tax returns.

Victoria has 10 years of experience in preparing financial statements and tax returns for the automobile and construction industries. She also has significant experience preparing federal and state returns for individuals, corporations, and partnerships.

A graduate of University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Victoria holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting. She is currently a CPA candidate.

Victoria has been a member of Austin Coed Soccer Association since 2011. She is a member of a division four competitive coed soccer team and an active runner. She is also an avid traveler.

Email Victoria Call Victoria at 512.522.9341
Shayla Menefee - Senior Accounting Associate - Knight CPA Group

Shayla Menefee

Client Advisor and Champion of Culture

Shayla joined Knight CPA Group in 2018. She assists our accounting team. She is super knowledgeable and precise to ensure that our accounting services flow seamlessly and that everything remains in compliance.

Before joining our firm, Shayla worked as a bookkeeper throughout college, then started her career working at a CPA firm for nine years. There she was involved in a variety of firm activities, including preparing monthly financial statements, filing personal income taxes and processing payroll.

She is a member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. She is also a supporter and volunteer for Project Semicolon, an organization dedicated to the prevention of suicide.

When away from the office, Shayla enjoys traveling, hiking, nature, and spending time with her husband and their two precious fur babies, Duke and Desmo.

Email Shayla Call Shayla at 512.643.7563
Courtney Buentello - Knight CPA Group

Courtney Buentello

Client Advisor and Champion of Education

Courtney joined our team in August 2019 as a Tax and Accounting Associate. She brings with her four years of experience preparing financial statements and tax returns for various industries and individuals as well as 10 years of financial and banking experience. Now she will provide accounting services to home health, hospice and nursing home clients.

Courtney attended Lamar University earning a masters in business administration and a dual Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting and finance. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Psi a professional co-ed business fraternity and volunteers as a Section Director for the fraternity.

Courtney also enjoys camping, kayaking and traveling.

Email Courtney Call Courtney at 512.524.9561
Robert Knight - Owner & Business Development - Kaizen Payroll

Robert Knight

Honorary Advisor and Champion of Fun

Robert, husband to Amy, maintains a solid presence at the firm by the occasional drop-in to lighten the mood, spread cheer and often, steal a beer. Robert has a rich background in sales including 25+ years in the auto industry and sales management for luxury brands including Lexus, BMW and Mercedes – among others. He brings this skill set to offer insight into the art of sales and skills of people management. While not in the office much, he is still a very big part of the team and always brings the fun to our offsite events.

Robert loves doing anything outdoors: hunting, fishing, boating, golf and just relaxing with a cold Natty Light. He also enjoys spending time with his and Amy’s four-legged canine kids, Rudy, Roxy, Sadie & Emma.

Amy L. Knight - CPA and President - Knight CPA Group

Amy L. Knight

CPA - President and Champion of Vision

Having founded the firm in 2002, Amy Knight oversees its entire operation focusing on client relations, business development, and IT initiatives. The practice provides complete back office solutions for the…

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Paul Alvarez - CPA and Manager - Knight CPA Group

Paul Alvarez

CPA - Tax & Accounting Manager and Champion of Compliance

Paul joined Knight CPA Group in 2012. As Tax Manager, Paul is responsible for providing tax and accounting services, including consulting, planning, research and compliance. He also maintains accounting records,…

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Vanessa Egure - CPA and Senior Accountant - Knight CPA Group

Vanessa Egure

CPA – Client Advisor and Champion of Quality

Vanessa joined Knight CPA Group in 2013. Her responsibilities as a Senior Accountant include accounting services, such as consulting and maintaining records, as well as financial statement preparation. Vanessa’s previous…

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Victoria R. Rodriguez - Tax and Accounting Associate - Knight CPA Group

Victoria Yowler

Director of Operations & Champion of Continuous Improvement

Victoria joined our firm in 2016, and she provides accounting services for our home health agency and nursing home clients. In addition, she prepares financial statements and annual federal tax…

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Shayla Menefee - Senior Accounting Associate - Knight CPA Group

Shayla Menefee

Client Advisor and Champion of Culture

Shayla joined Knight CPA Group in 2018. She assists our accounting team. She is super knowledgeable and precise to ensure that our accounting services flow seamlessly and that everything remains…

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Courtney Buentello - Knight CPA Group

Courtney Buentello

Client Advisor and Champion of Education

Courtney joined our team in August 2019 as a Tax and Accounting Associate. She brings with her four years of experience preparing financial statements and tax returns for various industries…

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Robert Knight - Owner & Business Development - Kaizen Payroll

Robert Knight

Honorary Advisor and Champion of Fun

Robert, husband to Amy, maintains a solid presence at the firm by the occasional drop-in to lighten the mood, spread cheer and often, steal a beer. Robert has a rich…

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Knight CPA Group Team In Austin, TX

Why Choose Knight CPA Group?

Unlike other accounting firms that offer services to healthcare providers, our firm ONLY services post-acute & long term care providers. This focus allows our team to get to know one segment of the healthcare industry and become true experts in that area. We are a small firm, with only one focus – post-acute & long term care providers: home healthcare, hospice, nursing facilities and assisted living.

The knowledge we have of the post-acute & long term care industry coupled with the fact that we only serve this one segment is what sets our firm apart. We understand the systems and processes needed to provide simplicity and efficiency to your back office routine. Our goal is to help you by maintaining the details so that you can work on your business, not in your business.

Our clients enjoy our friendly, simplified approach to meeting their needs for professional healthcare accounting. Alleviate the burden of dealing with your accounting needs in-house, the hiring and training and retaining of staff, and rely on professionals that know the industry and get the job done right.

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What Our Clients Are Saying

Initially, we engaged with Knight CPA Group (formerly Amy L. Taylor & Company) to handle our cost reports while we attempted to handle the bookkeeping and other essential accounting tasks. We quickly discovered that we needed deeper knowledge as well as a more efficient process to handle things effectively and engaged in Amy’s group to handle all our back office financial tasks, including payroll. Now everything is streamlined, which saves us both time and money. I highly recommend Knight CPA Group to any small business owner/administrator. They’re friendly, caring, and always willing and able to find the answers I need.

Bill Sanders, President & CEO
INNOVA Home Health

We were referred to Knight CPA Group (formerly Amy L. Taylor & Company) in 2005 by TAHC&H (Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice). Our payroll, reports, books, and taxes were in a mess, and Amy’s team stepped right in and had everything up and organized quickly. Our experience with Knight CPA Group has been superb. What sets Amy’s firm apart is their wealth of knowledge about home health care providers and the financial implications of our business. Additionally, they stay on top of changes by attending seminars and continuing education so they can make sure we are up-to-date and in compliance. They know what they are doing.

Shirley Lindsey, CEO
A One Plus Home Health Care Agency

As a client with Knight CPA Group since April 2016, I have found their services to be extremely professional, provided by knowledgeable, competent, service-oriented staff. The owner, Amy Knight, CPA, understands the post-acute industry and strives to support her clients based on this overarching knowledge. Utilizing Knight CPA as a one-stop-shop has taken the sleepless nights out of home health ownership. From weekly bill pay, to monthly financial reporting, annual corporate tax preparation, and yearly cost reports, Knight CPA has provided me with confidence that my organization’s financials will be managed in the best possible way.

Karen Pitcher, Owner
SA Nurses Home Health

Working with Knight CPA Group (formerly Amy L. Taylor & Company) allows our business to have a comprehensive solution for payroll, tax, and accounting, which makes the financial management of our agency seamless, and saves us time and money. As a single business owner, I appreciate not having to worry about late payments or getting in trouble because something wasn’t handled correctly. Additionally, we’ve reduced our payroll costs because we no longer need to have an employee on staff to handle all of our back office work—and I don’t have to worry about it. Instead, I can focus on running our agency, with the assurance that everything will get done accurately and on time.

Stephen Ciulla, President
1st Choice Home Health Services
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