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About Us

Founded in 2004, Taylor Group, LLC was formed to focus on helping clients achieve their business goals. We know first-hand what it means to manage a business and what is at stake.  Since inception,  our firm has partnered with local businesses to meet these needs.  Taylor Group, LLC has accomplished this by assembling an experienced staff that has the ability to focus on personal attention. We work with a variety of businesses ranging from manufacturers, contractors, not-for-profits and professional service firms. The firm is licensed with both the Kansas and Missouri Boards of Accountancy.  

With a proud history for over fifteen years, Taylor Group, LLC has evolved to a position of recognized leadership. Over those years, one of the things we have learned is that managing and growing a business in today’s competitive environment can be very challenging. Among the difficult decisions a business faces is who to turn to for sound financial, tax and business advice.

When a business chooses our firm, they gain the collective wisdom and experience of our team of qualified professionals. Taylor Group, LLC takes pride in using our knowledge and resources to help those we serve.

Member of:  

  • Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
  • Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Kansas City Sertoma Club


"If you want an accounting of your worth, count your friends."
-Merry Browne


Firm History

Larry Taylor founded Taylor Group, LLC in December of 2004.  Larry has been a CPA for over 40 years. He was a founder of Taylor, Perky & Parker, LLC (now known as TPP Certified Public Accountants, LLC) and was managing partner from 1981 to 2000.  Prior to starting Taylor Group, LLC,  Larry was executive in residence for the Henry W. Block School of Business and Public Administration at UMKC assisting and consulting with faculty, staff and students.  

John Scholtes started working with Larry when the Taylor Group was established in 2004, became a partner in 2008 and the majority owner in 2020.  John graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 1998.  He is a member of the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants and has been a Certified QuickBooks®  ProAdvisor since 2003.  John has engaged with the community as a Chamber Champion for The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce since 2004 and is very active with the Sertoma Club.  John and his wife live in the Northland and are the proud parents of two.