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About Us

About Our Firm

For years, David J. Hensley CPA, Inc. has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses. Our expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as audits, financial statements, and financial planning.

David J. Hensley CPA, Inc. is one of the leading firms in and throughout the area. By combining our expertise, experience and the team mentality of our staff, we assure that every client receives the close analysis and attention they deserve. Our dedication to high standards, hiring of seasoned tax professionals, and work ethic is the reason our client base returns year after year.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients' needs through research and sound analysis. David J. Hensley CPA, Inc. is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. We have been a staple of the area's business community for years, and pride ourselves on the level of esteem we have earned.

Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the business and financial community in and around the area. We believe this to be a direct derivative of our talent and responsiveness to our client base. Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose David J. Hensley CPA, Inc. receive competent and timely advice.

Our Team

David J. Hensley, CPA, EA

David is a graduate of Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL and has been in public accounting for over 20 years.

David is both a CPA as well as an Enrolled Agent. The decision to become an Enrolled Agent was based on insuring that his knowledge and expertise regarding the federal tax code was at the highest level.

David has functioned as a CFO for numerous firms and started his own practice in 2003.

He has been a member of the Illinois CPA Society’s Business Tax Committee (for both C Corporations as well as Flow Thru entities such as S Corporations and Partnerships).

David was also awarded for his involvement with the ILCPAs Military Tax Preparation program for Central Illinois (a pro bono service to assist military personnel who were behind in their tax filings due to untimely deployments).

David has always made every effort to help his clients understand the critical importance of timely financials and more importantly how to understand and use them to grow and improve their businesses.

Scott M. Gubin E.A.

A graduate of the University of Illinois, Springfield, Scott M. Gubin has extensive experience in the accounting field. Scott has worked in both corporate and governmental accounting positions. In 1982 he opened his own accounting practice and worked independently until 1992, when he entered into a partnership with Patrice Powers.

Despite his busy schedule, Scott spent a year teaching accounting courses at Lincoln Land Community College. He has assisted the Springfield Board of Jewish Education and the Dana-Thomas House Foundation in financial and tax matters and also served on several past boards and committees. Some of these positions include:

Treasurer and founding board member of the Child Advocacy Center, 2 years
Treasurer and board member of Springfield Air Rendezvous, 10 years. Currently an honoree board member.
Treasurer and board member of Helping Hands Shelter of Springfield, 3 years

Scott's commitment to both his clients and the community are very important to him and he takes pride in being able to meet with clients face-to-face, offering personal, individualized service.

Scott obtained his Enrolled Agent designation in November 2012, and has been admitted to practice before the Internal Revenue Service. The Enrolled Agent exam is over seen by the Internal Revenue Service and the candidates must obtain passing scores on a 3 part test and meet continuing educations requirements each year.

Patrice Powers CPA

Patrice was born and raised in Springfield, Illinois. She graduated from Illinois State University with majors in both Accounting and Business Administration.

Her career has always been in public accounting firms in Springfield, first, with an independent accountant, and then with a small CPA firm. By 1987 she had branched out on her own. Patrice entered into a partnership in 1992 with another independent accountant, Scott M. Gubin, that became Gubin & Powers Accounting and then Gubin & Powers Inc. in 1999.

Patrice became a licensed Certified Public Accountant in 1987. To gain further knowledge and to provide more help and services to her clients, she became a licensed Certified Financial Planner in 1992.

Currently, Patrice is a member of the Illinois CPA society. She has participated in Big Brothers Big Sisters and served as a board member for Habitat for Humanity.