Columbia CPA Group

Specializing in Proactive Tax Planning and Tax Resolution.

A Boutique Accounting Firm Focusing on Proactive Tax Reduction Planning

Why Columbia CPA Group


If you owe the IRS back taxes, penalties and interest, we can help.   Many people struggling with IRS tax debt feel hopeless, isolated and embarrassed. You may think that no one understands or that no one could even help you out of this difficult situation.   

There is a way out. There are plenty of other people who have been where you are and have overcome the same challenges you are about to overcome. Our sister company, Serenity Tax Salvation, provides assistance with tax planning and all related concerns, especially delinquent federal tax collection cases.  


Compliance is important.  We have the expertise and experience to accurately prepare your tax returns. 


Implementing a proactive tax plan today will save you thousands of dollars in the future.  Planning the sale of a business or farm land can save about 2/3rds of the capital gains taxes. 

The Ideal Client

  • Is a small business owner or real estate investor
  • Realizes they don’t know it all and seeks our assistance in lowering their tax burden
  • Wants to lower his/her tax bill legally
  • Appreciates the return on investment (ROI) our firm produces
  • Is open to suggestions as we understand their personal and business interests

About Us

Traditional Services

From start-ups to established enterprises, businesses rely on accurate and insightful financial information in order to maintain profitability and capitalize on new opportunities. Columbia CPA Group, LLC’s accounting services steer you closer to these goals with accurate record-keeping and reporting as well as support on financial issues such as initial accounting system setup, cost-containment, tax planning and investments. 

These services include but are not limited to:

  • Proactive Tax Planning
  • Tax Resolution through our sister company Serenity Tax Salvation, LLC 
  • Farm Tax & Accounting 
  • Small Business Tax & Accounting
  • Estate Tax Reduction Planning 
  • Clergy Taxes and Housing Allowance 
  • Business Start-up Services 
  • Bookkeeping (Monthly, quarterly, or annual)
  • Accounting system setup and support
  • Payroll processing
  • Cash flow budgeting and forecasting
  • Corporate tax planning and return preparation
  • Litigation support

Our Firm


We think you will find that Columbia CPA Group is just the right size to give you the personalized service you want and the expertise you need.

As your life becomes more complex, so do your finances.  

If you have: 

  • Income from investments 
  • Farming, rental property, or a small business
  • Children in college
  • Disability or retirement income
  • Out of state or foreign income
  • Clergy housing allowance

You can rest assured that our professional staff has the experience and training to prepare your taxes accurately and thoroughly.

For your small business, we offer business start-up services, bookkeeping, payroll, and management services.

Tax Relief and Resolution Services

For years, we dabbled in tax resolution work on behalf of our clients and were successful getting most penalties abated.  Our eyes were opened recently when we attended an advanced tax resolution seminar and obtained the tools and knowledge that we didn’t have previously.  We quickly perceived that the deals we had made in the past with the IRS could have been much greater. That is why we formed Serenity Tax Salvation LLC:

  1. To help people pay the absolute least amount possible to the IRS
  2. To give hope to good people who have fallen into the “tax vortex”
  3. To rescue people from IRS Tax Hell
  4. To keep people from feeling like slaves to the IRS
  5. To give people a fresh start on life by clearing their tax debt
  6. To bring peace to their homes by stopping constant IRS collection letters
  7. To stand up for the little man against the Goliath of the federal beau acracy
  8. I am passionate about helping people pay less taxes legally.

Meet the Team


Aric Schreiner, CPA, PFS, CTC is the owner of Columbia CPA Group and Serenity Tax Salvation. After owning Columbia CPA Group for more than ten years, he decided to devote his attention to saving people from IRS tax debt. He organized Serenity Tax Salvation, LLC in October 2016 so that he could use his decades of standing up to the IRS for the benefit of his clients. He became a Certified Public Accountant in 1983 and earned his Personal Finance Specialist designation 2010. In 2011. He became a Certified Tax Coach a year later, joining a group of 300 other proactive tax planners, and receiving monthly training on cutting-edge, tax-saving strategies. In less than five years after becoming a Certified Tax Coach, he saved his clients more than $2.5 million in taxes. Aric is a member of the Rotary Club of Northwest Columbia and the Columbia Chamber of Commerce. He is a past president of the BNI Columbia referral network. Aric attended Westminster College and received his BS in Business Administration from the University of Missouri in Columbia. For the past four years, Aric has volunteered to read twice a month to second graders as a Partner in Education at West Blvd. Elementary School. Aric enjoys studying the Bible and was a commissioned lay minister for 21 years. When his sons were younger, he was an active coach of youth sports for about ten years. Aric is an avid golfer as well as a die-hard St. Louis Cardinals fan and attended game 6 of the 2011 World Series with his family. 


Kyryl Ostryanskyy, MBA is the Chief Tax Research Specialist at Columbia CPA Group and Serenity Tax Salvation. Kyryl grew up in Kherson, Ukraine. He came to the United States to pursue higher education and earned his B.A. degree in English from Columbia College (of Missouri) in May 2009, followed in December of 2016 by a master’s degree in Business Administration (M.B.A.), Emphasis in Accounting. At Serenity Tax Salvation, Kyryl performs the initial contact with the IRS, obtains the proper forms and does the initial tax research. He also assists Aric Schreiner, CPA with preparing for conferences with the IRS Collections Division, Offers in Compromise, and Negotiated Installment Agreements. As a grad student, he interned for two local CPA firms, including Columbia CPA Group where he earned valuable experience preparing tax returns and performing financial audits. Kyryl speaks English, Russian, and Ukrainian. In his free time, he loves to spend time with his family and friends. One of his goals in life is to visit all 50 states in the next five years.


Cindy Ridout is the Office Manager at Columbia CPA Group and Serenity Tax Salvation.  She is dedicated to the success of our team, and has taken the initiative to make our office paperless. As Office Manager, Cindy does payroll, creates monthly statements, and many other office tasks. Cindy joined our team with a variety of backgrounds and brings a variety of skills gained in those fields. Before joining Serenity Tax Salvation, she worked for three years as an intensive-care nurse; prior to that she sold insurance for five years. Cindy is detail oriented and efficient, but also takes the time to make clients feel valued. Cindy enjoys spending her free time with her family. Cindy also enjoys coaching and watching her children play sports, as well as building and selling furniture 


Aric has been amazing!  He has saved me more than $10,000 in taxes! 

G.H. - Columbia, MO

Aric saved me more than $50,000 in taxes! 

D.B. Marceline, MO

Aric & Co. are skilled and diligent to provide friendly, honest service. They saved me over $35,000!

J.S. Columbia, MO

Aric has always asked great questions and has worked to get us the most money possible!

K.A. - Sturgeon, MO

Aric is very personal, knowledgeable and professional.  He has saved us over $26,000! It seems like Aric really cares about us.  We are not just another number to him.

R.M. - Columbia, MO


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Columbia CPA Group

2001 CORONA RD STE 307, COLUMBIA, MO 65203, US

(573) 442-4000


Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Saturday: By appointment

Sunday: Closed