Mission Statement

WE DELIVER MORE THAN ACCURATE NUMBERS. We will give you an explanation of what they mean in real terms - what holes need to be plugged - which indicators point the way to future growth - how you stack up against the competition. We insist on timely, accurate reporting. Our goal is to help you become a better competitor. We have a staff of professionals here to serve to your advantage.

Firm History

EVER SINCE 1931, our Kansas City CPA firm has tried to exceed our clients' expectations with solutions that are custom-tailored to their specific needs. We are committed to offering our clients a combination of state-of-the-art technology, a thorough understanding of the latest financial developments and expert financial know-how. Steve Staley and Ron Eib, firm partners, carry on the legacy passed by Henry Cuneo, Stephen Fried, Robert Lawson and Maurice Shay of Cuneo, Fried, Lawson and Shay. Our accounting firm was founded in 1931, as Cuneo and Company, in downtown Kansas City and remains right in the middle of downtown, today. We do not dress casually nor do we take your business casually. Our practice remains firmly anchored in the values and standards upon which it was founded. 

Professional Associations




  • All firm CPAs are members of The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • All firm CPAs are members of The Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Steve Staley is a member of the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts

Client Satisfaction

Our reputation is built upon a foundation of satisfied clients. Our goal is your complete satisfaction, nothing less. Whether we are preparing financial statements, dealing with the IRS or providing any other financial assistance, we focus on your financial success. We offer a FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION to allow our prospective clients to sample our expertise and make an informed choice. 

Firm Partners (Owners)

Steve Staley, CPA, CVA, CFFAR. Stephen (Steve) Staley, CPA, CVA, MAFF

Steve Staley joined the firm more than 38 years ago.  He graduated from the University of Missouri at Kansas City with a degree in business administration.  Steve conducted his post graduate studies in accounting and law at Rockhurst University.  He has a wealth of experience consulting with business owners on all aspects of business and financial planning. The Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) credential is evidence of professional expertise in business valuations, awarded only to CPAs who meet rigorous qualifications. Steve has been conducting business valuations for more than 18 years.  The Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF) credential is also awarded only to CPAs who have received the training and who have proven to meet the qualifications.  Steve has significant training and experience using forensic financial methodologies to benefit his clients.  His other nontraditional experience includes financial and tax accounting for entity sales, mergers and acquisitions, consolidation of foreign subsidiaries, consolidation with foreign parents and foreign sales corporations. Steve has traveled to China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Europe and Poland helping US entities traverse the complex international requirements for successfully doing business.  Steve spent time in private industry before entering public accounting   securing him the hands-on experience of managing a private company.  He stands ready to apply his uncommon business sense to your situation.

Ron Eib, CPARonald L. (Ron) Eib, CPA 

Ron Eib joined the firm more than 36 years ago. He graduated from the University of Missouri at Kansas City with a BS in accounting. Ron is recognized as a leading expert in consulting with and auditing of ERISA subject, multi-employer welfare, pension, vacation and training benefit plans. Several of his pension plan clients have been ranked in the top 20 in the Kansas City area, by total assets, with assets of more than $800,000,000.  In addition, Ron serves a diverse clientele, ranging from the mom and pop shop to the multi-million dollar corporations with complex structures and accounting.  With his vast audit and investigatory experience, he frequently gets called in to investigate when fraud is a risk.

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