Karla Schartz

Overland Park, KS

How I help . . .

For me helping my clients begins with strong communication – listening to their goals, offering different options and making sure to craft a plan to get to their desired end result. I love getting to consult with my clients in many different areas ranging from tax planning, succession planning, planning for expansion and assistance with training their accounting staff.

Once I get to know my clients wants and needs, I’m able to help bring in a team of experts in different areas to help bring my clients goals to fruition. Having these conversations and getting to know my clients well is at the heart of my work. I strive to go above + beyond in my work and help my clients to thrive in their businesses.

“I am a CPA/consultant with almost 40 years of experience. Whatever accounting or tax issues you are facing, I have either experienced personally or have worked with clients facing similar issues.”

Q&A with Karla

What does above + beyond mean to you?
above + beyond means to be responsive to clients, always being timely, delivering on any promises made and listening to what they’re doing and helping them find a solution for the situation.
What does being a strategic ally mean to you?
Being a strategic ally means to provide consulting, not just compliance work such as preparation of tax returns.
Do you have any specialized skills outside of work?
I’m a good listener.
What does your typical day look like?
Trying to be productive before taking a little down time.
What is your family like and what are some things you like to do together?
My husband and I have been married 35 years. We have 2 children. We enjoy getting together, playing cards and putting together jigsaw puzzles

Life Outside the Office

Hobbies & Interests

  • Reading
  • Walking

Frequented Websites

  • Amazon

My Professional History




  • University of Kansas
    • Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Work Highlights

  • Year joined Adams Brown: 2017
  • Year entered accounting: 1984


  • CPA