A.J. Worthington

Principal, Tax Director
Wichita, KS
El Dorado, KS

How I help . . .

Manufacturing is a vital and integral part of the fabric of our economy. The industry embodies the characteristics that help America be strong and exceptional: free enterprise, competitiveness, individual liberty and equal opportunity. As a tax advisor at Adams Brown, I am committed to helping clients find solutions that fit their needs.

The tax landscape is constantly changing. It’s essential we stay ahead of developments to help our clients make the right decisions. I provide consulting and tax advisory services to help make a significant and immediate impact to the bottom line, including analyzing transactions and entity structures, accounting methods, taking advantage of various credits and incentives, and helping navigate the ever-increasing complexities of state and local tax.

Meet A.J.
“I reside just outside of Wichita with my wife Kara, who is also an accountant, and our two children, Hannah and Charlie. I grew up in a rural community in northeastern Kansas, and I love it here. The people are great, which makes working with clients the best part of my job.”

Q&A with A.J.

What does above + beyond mean to you?
It means paying attention to detail and doing the little things right. When you do that, it starts to add up and makes a big impact on client service.
What are some of your favorite things?
I love listening to country music, spending time outdoors, and going to sprint car races and Chiefs games.
What do you enjoy most about your work at Adams Brown?
Being able to interact with all the great people around here, whether it be co-workers or clients.
What is your family like and what are some things you like to do together?
I live with my wife Kara and our two kids, Hannah and Charlie. We like spending time outside on our property with the dogs, going for rides out in the country, hanging out at a pool and vacationing either in Colorado or Destin.

Life Outside the Office

Hobbies & Interests

  • Sprint car racing
  • Indy 500
  • Kansas City Chiefs
  • Kansas City Royals
  • American history

Frequented Websites

  • eBay
  • Facebook Marketplace—I love trying to find old Jeeps and tractors to buy

Little Known Facts

  • I’ve been to 20 Indy 500 races

My Professional History


  • Emporia State University
    • Bachelor of Science, Business

Work Highlights

  • Job prior to working at Adams Brown: Tax director at a large regional CPA firm
  • Year joined Adams Brown: 2021
  • Year entered accounting: 2007


  • CPA

Honors & Awards

  • 2019 Emerging Leadership Academy graduate
  • 2014 KSCPA 20 Up to 40