Anne Marie Phelps, CPA

President, Ducks In A Row

“Small businesses are the heart that powers our economy. I’m committed to finding new ideas and insights that drive success for our clients in every possible way.”

With a passionate commitment to finding new ideas and insights that drive success for her clients and a laser focus on building great client relationships, Anne Marie took the helm of Ducks in a Row in October 2020. She continues the history of strong female leadership and entrepreneurial spirit that have driven Barnes Dennig’s boutique accounting and bookkeeping firm to be the fastest-growing segment of the practice.

Her nearly two decades of in-depth tax experience with small and mid-sized companies across a wide range of industries and her unwavering commitment to outstanding client service creates the perfect foundation for her leadership of Ducks in a Row. About the work the company does, Anne Marie said “Small businesses are the heart that powers our economy, and the critical financial services we provide through Ducks in a Row enables them to focus on their core business and growing to achieve their full potential.  I’m excited to lead our company as we help our clients succeed.”

Anne Marie started her career at Barnes Dennig as a co-op in 2004. Upon her graduation from the University of Cincinnati in 2005, she joined the Barnes Dennig team full time and worked on both the assurance and tax sides of the business before finding her passion in tax work for small to mid-sized companies. She holds a degree in Business Administration focused in Accounting from UC, and holds her CPA license.


“I receive prompt responses and excellent guidance for my business needs.”

– Barnes Dennig Client, 2021

“Always quick on email response but also reached out in the midst of COVID to see how our business was doing and provided details on the PPP loan. She also followed up to help with our tax estimates. Love working with Anne Marie Phelps and Reid Schlotterbeck.”

– Barnes Dennig Client, 2020

“The knowledgeable and customer-driven staff at Barnes Dennig go the extra mile to take care of any questions or issues that may arise. They are top-notch!”

– Jennifer P., Director of Finance