May, Cocagne & King, P.C.
Certified Public Accountants & Consultants
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Main Office

  • 1353 E. Mound Road, Suite 300
  • Decatur, IL 62526
  • Main Number: (217) 875-2655
  • Fax: (217) 875-1660
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Philip R. Bauer, CPA

Partner
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Phil lives in Decatur. He is a graduate of Northeast Missouri State University and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS), the Central Illinois Estate Planning Council (CIEPC), the Illinois CPA Society Peer Review Executive Committee, and several community associations.

Active in the audit and tax areas, Phil has been the partner in charge of numerous manufacturing and construction audits. Phil has been involved in peer reviews for many years.

Andrew D. Thomas, CPA

Partner
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Andy and his wife Sherry live in Decatur. He is a graduate of Millikin University, is a Certified Public Accountant, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS), and has been involved in serveral community organizations during his career.

Andy's area's of concentration include tax planning and compliance, grain elevator audits, business consulting, succession and exit planning.

Helga J. Towler, CPA, CPC

Partner
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Helga is the partner in charge of employee benefits.  Her main areas of concentration are qualified retirement plans and cafeteria plans.  She also spends considerable time assisting the tax department.

 

Helga and her husband Gary live in rural Pana. Helga is a graduate of the University of Illinois.  She is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Pension Consultant, and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional.  Memberships include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Illinois CPA Society, The American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries, the Central Illinois Estate Planning Council and several community organizations.

William R. Moss, CPA

Partner
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Bill has been a resident of Mt. Zion for most of his life. He is a graduate of Millikin University.

Bill has been a CPA since 1982 and has accounting, auditing and income tax experience in many industries, including nursing homes, insurance, HUD, not-for-profit entities and local governments.

Bill has served as an instructor for continuing education classes for the Illinois CPA Society, and is a member of the Peer Review Committee of the Illinois CPA Society. Bill frequently consults with other CPA firms regarding accounting and auditing issues.

Cathy J. Mansur, CPA

Partner
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Cathy Mansur, CPA is a partner of May, Cocagne & King, P.C. and has been in public accounting since 1991.

Cathy specializes in government and not for profit audits.  Her responsibilities include all aspects of client service and engagement management focusing on planning, supervising, and reviewing audit engagements. Cathy has performed numerous audits in accordance with OMB Uniform Guidance for agencies receiving Federal Awards.  She also performed agreed-upon procedures, peer reviews, and other operational audits.  In addition to her client responsibilities, Cathy also assists in the firm’s quality control program.    

Cathy received her Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Millikin University and is a licensed CPA in Illinois.

Professional affiliations include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Illinois CPA Society, and the Government Finance Officers Association.  Cathy has also served on a number of boards and committees for various not-for-profits and professional organizations.

Cathy and her husband Blake live in Decatur and have two grown sons, Anthony and Travis.

Steve Grohne, CPA

Partner
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Steve was born and raised in Decatur, and returned to work after graduating from the University of Illinois in 1992.

Steve is involved in many areas at MCK including audit, tax, consulting, peer review, and more. He is also the partner who oversees the accounting services and technology departments at MCK.

Steve is married to wife Kristen, and has three children: Madison, Weston and Will.

Steve is a Certified Public Accountant, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS). He has been active on the boards of numerous not-for-profit organizations.

Hobbies include spending time with his family, traveling, swimming and playing golf.

Mark S. Wood, CPA

Partner
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Mark and his wife Stacy live in Forsyth with their children, Rachel and Ryan.

He is a 1992 graduate of Eastern Illinois University. Mark is a Certified Public Accountant, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS), and Central Illinois Estate Planning Council (CIEPC).  Mark is also involved with several community organizations including President-Elect of Decatur Early Bird Kiwanis.

Mark specializes in the tax area for MCK including individual, non-profit and business tax returns.  Mark is also concentrated in the trust and estate planning area.

His hobbies include coaching/watching his kids play sports and golf.

Christie Stinson, CPA

Partner
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Christie has been with MCK since 1999, specializing in the tax and retirement plan areas. She is originally from Decatur, and graduated from Millikin University. Christie and her husband Toby live in Moweaqua, and have five children and one granddaughter.

Craig Negangard, CPA

Partner
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Craig has been with MCK since 2005, specializing in the tax and audit areas, with primary concentration in the agribusiness industry. He is originally from Sullivan and graduated from Eureka College. Craig and his wife Angie live in Bloomington with their three children.

John F. May, CPA

Retired Partner

John was the founding partner of the firm and served as its managing partner up until the time he took leave to fight his courageous battle against multiple brain tumors.

John's battle ended on January 15, 2005 when he succumbed to the illness.

While an active partner, John excelled in the audit and tax areas of the practice. His work was particularly concentrated in the service industries, estate planning and succession planning for individuals and family businesses.

John was a graduate of Millikin University. He was a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Financial Planner.

John is survived by his wife of 40 years Linda, children Marci (Steve) Baumann and Michael (Michelle) May, and five grandchildren: Patrick, Lucas and Anna May and Jennifer and John Baumann.

He was a member of the American Institute of CPA's (AICPA), the Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS), the Central Illinois Estate Planning Council (CIEPC), the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils (NAEPC) as well as several community service organizations.

John was awarded the Illinois CPA Society's 2004 Public Service Award.

John was loved by all who met him, and especially by his team at MCK.

John Frederick May 9/2/1943-1/15/2005

Tyson P. Cocagne, CPA

Retired Partner

Ty Cocagne retired from MCK effective May 31, 2006, and is happily spending his time with his wife Gail and their family in beautiful northern Illinois.

Recruiting Coordinator

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MCK is a growing firm, and as such, we welcome the receipt of resumes for all positions including accountants, bookkeepers, computer technicians, and support services.

We are especially proud of our internship program. MCK has a strong tie with area colleges and universities to hire quality Junior and Senior students to learn the accounting profession while in school, thus preparing them for the switch to full-time once they hit graduation.

If you are interested in a position at MCK, please feel free to e-mail your resumes, references, transcripts, or even inquiries to MCK's recruiting coordinator Steve Grohne at the provided address, or fax them to (217)875-2655.

Monticello Office

  • 8 Opal Drive
  • Monticello, IL 61856
  • Phone: (217) 762-3136
  • Fax: (217) 762-3818
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David S. Brown, CPA

Partner
  • Phone: 217-762-3136
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David lives in Monticello with his wife Beth and their children Macie, Jack and Russ.    He graduated from Illinois State University in 1992.  David is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS).  David specializes in accounting and tax services for individuals, small businesses, and not-for-profits.  He was raised on a farm near Monticello and has over 20 years concentration on agriculture taxation.

David serves as a board member on not-for profit organizations in the Monticello community and enjoys coaching his son’s baseball team in the summer.  

Craig Negangard, CPA

Partner
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Craig has been with MCK since 2005, specializing in the tax and audit areas, with primary concentration in the agribusiness industry. He is originally from Sullivan and graduated from Eureka College. Craig and his wife Angie live in Bloomington with their three children.

Alan R. King, CPA

Retired Partner

After serving in the Monticello office since its inception in 1976, Alan retired effective June 30, 2015 and resides in rural Piatt County with his wife, BJ, and assorted pets.

Ph: (217) 875-2655