Certified Public Accountants and Financial Advisors

A Fee-Only Registered Investment Advisor

About Us

Founded September 1, 1990 in Johnston, Iowa, Kane Company, P.C. has been providing tax and financial guidance to our loyal clientele for over 20 years. Our mission is to assist in our clients’ wealth accumulation by helping them both make and save money while enhancing their quality of life without compromising our ethics and integrity. We accomplish this mission by serving as a fiduciary (with our clients first-always), offering holistic financial services including wealth management and income tax preparation, and utilizing a small team offering BIG service.

Our Team


Steven L. Kane, CPA/PFS, CFP®, is the founding principal, as well as the chief investment strategist of Kane Company, P.C. He is a 1984 graduate of Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa, receiving Bachelor of Arts degrees in accounting and business administration. Steve has over twenty-five years of experience in public accounting and financial planning, providing a variety of consulting services to individuals and family-owned businesses.

Steve was one of the first in the State of Iowa to earn the Personal Financial Specialist designation from the AICPA and is also a licensed Certified Financial Planner™, making him one of just a few people in Iowa holding all three designations (CPA/PFS, CFP®). He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a member of its Tax and Personal Financial Planning sections, the Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Financial Planning Association. He is also a member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA), a fee-only association of financial planners.


Elizabeth A. Buckley, CPA, is the accounting manager and controller at Kane Company, P.C. She is a 1992 graduate of Upper Iowa University receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. She manages most accounting engagements and also focuses on income tax preparation for individuals and corporations. She performs a variety of other bookkeeping and controllership functions for clients and has been with Kane Company, P.C. since 1999. Elizabeth is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants and is a certified Quickbooks Pro Advisor.


Sarah L. Zimmerman, CPA, is a senior staff accountant at Kane Company, P.C. She received her associate degree in business administration and financial services from AIB College of Business. In 2003, Sarah received her Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Upper Iowa University. Sarah is a Quickbooks Online Certified ProAdvisor and provides tax, bookkeeping and payroll services, as well as manages accounting engagements. She has been with Kane Company, P.C. since 2001. Sarah is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants.


Susan K. McKee is the client services specialist at Kane Company, P.C. She is a 1992 graduate of American Institute of Business. Susan assists with investment accounting and performance reports, as well as billing and accounts receivable for Kane Company, P.C. She has been with Kane Company, P.C. since 2007.