For 100 years, Watler Accounting, Certified Public Accountants, P.C. has been devoted to providing quality client service in the field of accounting. Our firm enjoys the unique advantages of both large-firm expertise and small-firm individualized service.
Carl A. Watler, Sr., C.P.A, founded the original office in 1917. Carl originally opened the first office on Meridian Street in Indianapolis and practiced there until his move to Brazil, in in the 1940’s. Carl was a member of the AICPA and was the founding secretary of the Indiana CPA Society. Carl was dedicated to quality care and small business expertise for his clients. His sons and their wives joined the practice with him in the 1960s and the firm was expanded in both Brazil and Terre Haute, Indiana while many clients from the Indianapolis area continued to work with Carl Sr.
Carl A. Watler, Jr., P.A., John L. Watler P.A. and, Uba Watler P.A. practiced in both Brazil and Terre Haute, while Bertha Watler became the business manager for the firm.
In 1989 Janet L. Storey, C.P.A., Carl’s granddaughter, joined the firm bringing with her experience in both auditing, taxation of estates and trusts, oil and gas accounting for clients throughout the southern region, and small business expertise. Janet became the managing owner of the firm and merged her Mt. Carmel, IL practice with the other two offices.
As the offices grew, Janet was joined by Carl’s grandson, Steven J. Watler, CPA, who became partner and co-owner of the firm with Janet. Steve brought with him industrial experience, IT Accounting experience, and expertise in working with small family owned businesses. Steve, like Janet, is licensed in both Indiana and Illinois. Both are members of the AICPA and Indiana CPA Society. Since their partnership they have acquired offices in Bloomington, IN and in Evansville, IN. Additionally, they own a collection agency that provides collection of receivables for small business and medical professionals.
Since its inception, Watler Accounting, Certified Public Accountants, P.C. has grown to five offices with locations in Brazil, IN Terre Haute, IN, Bloomington, IN, Evansville, IN and Mt. Carmel, Illinois. Watler is keeping alive the family’s philosophy of providing top-quality, honest, trustworthy service to their valued clients. They are proud to have been continuously serving first-generation clients and for over 100 years, as well as many third-and fourth generation family members of these clients. They are also proud of their staff, which were carefully chosen over the years for their abilities and belief in total client care.
The Watler family tradition of excellence continues with Janet and Steve who are not only experienced Certified Public Accountants but were groomed in the business as they grew up around the accounting business with a family who taught them the importance of honesty, reliability, and total care when working with clients. Their family, training, education and experience have prepared them to listen to client concerns, to help clients recognize their own aspirations, and to help, with a coordinated team of trusted advisors, put their clients where they want to be financially.
Watler Accounting, Certified Public Accountants, P.C. continues to grow because more and more, there is a need for personalized services as well as a desire for auditing and other compliance needs. Being a year-round local firm, their staff is available to assist clients in a knowledgeable, independent professional manner.
528 N Market Street
Mt. Carmel, IL 62863