Tom O’Connell , CPA
Director of Dealership Services
Assurance / Business Entity and Governance Consulting / Dealerships / Family Business / Tax Compliance
EXPERIENCE

Tom O’Connell, CPA, is Director of Dealership Services at Purk & Associates, where he helped found the nationwide Dealership division, which provides accounting and tax services for all dealership types including new car and truck franchises, used vehicles, heavy duty trucks, motorcycles and recreational vehicles. For more than 30 years, automotive and franchised dealers have relied on Tom’s knowledge of their industry, coupled with his tax and financial expertise. Tom and his team are responsible for client development, development of tools to maximize tax planning, help clients maximize profits, buy and sell their dealerships and works with them on their succession plans. For more than 30 years, automotive and franchised dealers have relied on Tom’s knowledge of their industry, coupled with his tax and financial expertise.

  • Consults on numerous dealership buy / sell transactions by assisting with purchase price allocations and factory approvals
  • Presented at the National Automobile Dealers Associations (NADA) annual meeting
  • Joined Purk & Associates in 2011
SPECIALIZATION
  • Dealerships
  • Buy/Sells
  • Succession Planning
  • Financing Assistance
  • Estate Planning
EDUCATION & MEMBERSHIPS
  • B.S., Accounting, University of Missouri – St. Louis, St. Louis Missouri
  • M.B.A., Saint Louis University, St. Louis Missouri
  • Certified Public Accountant, State of Missouri
  • Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA)
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Citizens National Bank - Advisory Board Member
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
  • Guardian Angel Settlement Association Board Member
  • Vianney High School Board Member
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“The client’s needs are first. Everyone tries their best to do what is best for the client.”