Laura Knese

Laura Knese

Laura Knese

SVP of Finance & CDFI Administration

Springfield-South National | 417-753-4343

Laura joined the bank in 2021 with more than nine years of experience in public accounting providing accounting and audit services for colleges, universities, financial institutions, governmental and not-for-profit organizations as well as for real estate clients with low-income housing tax credit properties and solar tax credit facilities. 

Her experience includes: cost certifications for real estate clients with low-income housing tax credit properties; testing and reviewing Single Audit requirements; and implementation of audit and accounting standards.  She has also participated in training presentations on Governmental and Financial Accounting Standards Board matters. 

Laura is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and Missouri Society of CPAs and has been a CPA license holder since 2012.  She is currently serving on the board for CASA of Southwest Missouri.

She is a summa cum laude graduate of Drury University, Springfield, Missouri, with a B.A. degree in business administration and accounting.

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