Kelly Koteles has over 15 years of experience working with over 60 different Industries in the small business area.

She is familiar with the needs of small businesses from starting up and registering the LLC all the way through bookkeeping and accounting needs to tax returns and even dissolutions. She has been known as the ‘RITA Whisperer’ for her ability to assist with tax assessments by local governments and payroll withholding agencies and her ability to resolve those favorably for her clients. She has recently decided to focus on specific industries in order to better provide services germane to those industries.

Kelly graduated from Kent State University as a Presidential Scholar in 2007, where she has three degrees: a B.S. in German Translation, a B.A. in International Relations, and a B.B.A. in Accounting (with a minor in International Business). She then followed this up with a MBA from Cleveland State University. In addition to being fluent in German, she is also fluent in French and Swiss German, and can understand a handful of several other languages, including legalese. She is CPA eligible and is working on her EA designation.

When not playing with numbers and speaking in other languages, Kelly enjoys spending time with her husband, son, and daughter. They have 4 cats and a garden that love care and attention as well. When by herself and in her spare time (ha!) Kelly loves to read fiction, non-fiction, and work on various cross stitch projects.

Kelly Koteles

Our Values


  • Bringing meaningful strategies and ideas to clients and their businesses.
  • Setting clear and concise goals for both our service and clients’ growth.
  • Providing you with the best experience possible.
  • Challenging the status quo to maintain excellence and innovation.


  • Bringing clients’ needs and our services together in a way that is best for both parties.
  • Taking advantage of opportunities while minimizing risk.
  • Utilizing integrity to serve clients with pride and respect.


  • Providing verbal and written communication that is concise, thoughtful and effective.
  • Deliver on commitments and promises made to clients in a timely and professional manner.
  • Investigating process improvements and applying them to performance.

Behind the ‘Breithorn’ Name

You may be wondering about where the name Breithorn came from. Kelly spent a year-and-a-half overseas in Switzerland in her high school and college days. She developed a very close relationship and cultural affinity for the country during this time. When deciding on a name for her business, Kelly wanted to use something that represented the values and norms of Switzerland – specifically the neutrality and the cross that is associated with the country. She chose the name ‘Breithorn’, one of the names of the mountains in Switzerland, to represent this concept. The name Breithorn means ‘wide mountain’ or ‘broad mountain’ and is right next to the most famous mountain in Switzerland, the Matterhorn. Breithorn is representative of Kelly’s ability to provide a broad range of services while protecting your interests and tax dollars and supporting you in your business goals.


I had my taxes done incorrectly and got a message from the IRS saying I owed them $13,000+. She was recommended to me by my grandfather and with her help and knowledge she was able to set things straight. She was able to fix the flaw and I received money back from the IRS. She got all the documents and everything I need rather fast and worked with my crazy military schedule. She also was able to answer all of my questions and explained rather extensively and be able to dumb it down when I didn't fully understand. She did an amazing job and would recommend her to anyone in the area

Mark Gulick
System Administrator, Cleveland Clinic

Having Kelly as my accountant is one of the single best decisions I've made for my business. I don't stress about bookkeeping, taxes, or any of the financial complexities of being a business owner - and can instead focus on my clients. She breaks complex ideas down into understandable concepts and as a result has presented me with accounting and tax options I didn't even know were possible for my business. Do your business a favor and hire Breithorn Accounting!

Krista Wodajo

Owner, Press Creative

Kelly has been extremely helpful in addressing my tax issues and in providing bookkeeping services. She is friendly, efficient, and insightful. She is very easy to work with and has made dealing with financial issues in my office understandable.

Greg Keck
Former Founder/Director, ABC of Ohio

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