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Cindy Buttress, CPA

Audit Associate

Professional Experience

Cindy began her accounting career with KPMG in St. Louis in June 1988, where she served in the audit practice for four years, serving clients in the banking and middle market industries. Since then she has worked in private industry, as Director of Internal Audit at three financial institutions, and rejoined public accounting twice, working at CBIZ/Mayer Hoffman McCann, K·Coe Isom, and Varney & Associates, where she focused on manufacturing, wholesale distribution, financial services and government clients. Cindy has more than 30 years of public and private audit experience.

Cindy joined Maxwell Locke & Ritter in May 2022. She enjoys working in public accounting due to the diverse clients and industries, especially those which ML&R serves, and is looking forward to establishing strong relationships with her clients.

Industry Focus

  • Manufacturing
  • Wholesale & Retail
  • Middle Market
  • Financial Industry


  • The University of Missouri at Columbia - Bachelor of Science in Accounting



  • Gateway Church of Blue Springs, Mercy Ministry Financial Coach


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants
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