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About Us

About Our Firm

For years, UK CPA Group, LLP 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 tax audits, financial statements, and financial planning.

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 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. UK CPA Group, LLP 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 UK CPA Group, LLP receive competent and timely advice.

Our Team

Tod M. Utter, CPA

317-251-9219 BS Accounting Taylor University, Upland Indiana

Mr. Utter began his career in 1988 as an auditor in State Government with the Indiana State Board of Accounts. His public accounting career began in 1992 working with a variety of small businesses and individuals primarily in the areas of taxation and estate planning. In 1997 he became a partner in the public accounting firm of Schafer, Lawrence & Utter, LLP working mainly with McDonald's Owner/Operators in central Indiana. In 2005 he became a founding and managing partner of UK CPA Group, LLP where he continues his work in franchise accounting, taxation and consulting. Mr. Utter lives on the City's northeast side and has two children.

Royal T. King, CPA

317-251-9219 BS Accounting Indiana University

Mr. King joined the accounting firm of Schafer & Lawrence as a staff accountant in 1996. His work with a variety of small businesses and individuals while specializing in McDonald's franchisee tax accounting has earned him the respect of the clients that he serves. He is a founding partner of UK CPA Group, LLP where he continues to advise clients at the highest level in the areas of accounting, tax, and business systems. Mr. King and his wife live on the City's east side.

Amy Barnaby

317-251-9219 Quickbooks Online Pro-Advisor

Amy joined the firm in July 2018 as our accounting clerk. Her primary responsibility is processing weekly payrolls for our clients, while also assisting in managing payroll liabilities and general bookkeeping. She owned a retail garden center and landscape company for 15 years prior to joining our team. Her knowledge of small business operations allows her to take a personal interest in serving our clients. Amy has one son and they live on the City’s northeast side.

Marla Hood


Marla joined the firm in April 2012 as our secretary and receptionist. Her primary responsibility is to serve clients and staff in a support role by organizing and managing the front office operations. Marla has a son, daughter and a best friend, Annie, a Bichon Frise and lives in Noblesville.