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About Our Firm

For years, Rhodes Knisley Williams LLP has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses. Rhodes Knisley Williams LLP's expertise ranges from basic tax management to accounting services.

Rhodes Knisley Williams LLP is one of the leading firms in and throughout Indianapolis. 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. Rhodes Knisley Williams LLP is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. We have been a staple of Indianapolis'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 Indianapolis. 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 Rhodes Knisley Williams LLP receive competent and timely advice.

Our Team

Mark E. Rhodes, CPA


Mark graduated from Indiana University in May 1979. He began his career with Alexander Grant & Co. (now Grant Thornton), working on the audit staff in their Chicago office. He next returned to Indianapolis at Indiana Bell, working as a financial analyst, internal auditor, and state and local tax manager. In 1990 he founded Mark E. Rhodes CPA and has headed the firm (now Rhodes & Knisley LLP) since that time.

In addition to his CPA license, Mark holds Series 7 and Series 63 securities licenses. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Indiana CPA Society.

Kelli Knisley, CPA


Kelli graduated from Anderson University in May 2000 with her accounting degree. She then attended Indiana University and received her Masters of Professional Accountancy in May 2001. Kelli began her career with Arthur Andersen, working in the state and local tax department in the Indianapolis office. She then worked at Simon Property Group in the property tax department and then returned to public accounting with Ernst & Young, in their state and local tax department. In 2008, Kelli & Mark formed Rhodes & Knisley LLP.

Karen Williams, CPA


Karen graduated from Indiana University at Indianapolis in December, 1998. She began her career with Arthur Andersen, working in the state and local tax department in Indianapolis. After her time at Arthur Andersen, she worked as a state and local tax consultant and individual tax preparer at BGBC Partners in Indianapolis. Her individual tax preparation experience also includes tax seasons with a few different local CPA firms. Karen joined Rhodes & Knisley LLP in January, 2010 and is excited to be a part of such a great team of professionals.