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Ken Boyd

Kenneth W. Boyd, a former CPA, has over 29 years of experience in accounting, education and financial services. Ken is the Founder and Owner of St. Louis Test Prep. He is the author of Cost Accounting for Dummies (Now available on Amazon). Boyd is also the co-author and subject matter expert for the book Accounting for Dummies All-In-One (Available Spring of 2014), and the author of The CPA Exam For Dummies (Available August 2014). In recent years, Ken has served as an Adjunct Professor of Accounting at the Cook School of Business at St. Louis University. He taught many accounting courses including Financial, Management, Intermediate and Cost Accounting to undergraduates at SLU. Boyd has also taught Financial, Management and Payroll Accounting at Sanford, Brown College. He currently serves as a part-time online instructor for Missouri College.

Ken also worked as an instructor for Dearborn Financial, a division of Kaplan, Inc. He was responsible for teaching test preparation courses for the National Association of Security Dealers (NASD) Series 7, 6 and 63 exams. In that role, he taught over 1,000 students in a 4 year period. Since April of '99, Ken has accumulated thousands of hours of classroom instruction experience. Ken has written test questions for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam for ACT, Inc. More than a dozen of his test questions on Auditing were accepted for exam use in '05 and '06. In 2011, he wrote and reviewed test questions for the College Level Examination Program (CLEP)/ Accounting exam.

A veteran of KPMG - Peat Marwick’s audit department, Ken managed his own accounting practice for 6 years. He has extensive experience in financial services and non-profit accounting. Boyd has also worked as a consultant for Missouri Small Business Development Centers (SBDC). In that role, he reviewed over 50 business plans for small business owners and provided detailed feedback. While at SBDC, Ken participated as a speaker for various small business seminars. He trained as a facilitator for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation's FastTrac courses.