We understand the difficulty of managing the myriad of business and personal financial matters. For over 30 years, Duff Kitchel has worked with successful small to mid-size companies and families, helping them meet strategic financial and tax challenges. With national firm backgrounds and diversified skills, Duff Kitchel offers comprehensive CFO, controller, and tax accounting services to assist clients with meeting these challenges.

Our best client relationships result from a joint and continual focus on the planning process. Year-end planning for the closing year and planning for the upcoming year(s) is key to maximizing our firm as an effective business resource. This foresight enables us to provide our analysis and advice for key financial decisions.

We tailor our services to the specific size and needs of our clients. We also encourage active, two-way communication and an ongoing involvement in our clients’ business matters. Our involvement may be as simple as a brief telephone conference or as extensive as a complex, integrated tax or financial plan. Either way, our contribution can help maximize your tax or financial benefit.


In 1984, Chuck Duff developed the original business plan for the firm that is now Duff Kitchel. Prior to this, Chuck assisted closely held businesses with tax compliance, financial reporting, and management of financial operations with KPMG Peat Marwick. In 1981, he joined a large local accounting firm where he focused on management consulting which involved cutting edge accounting, reporting systems, and related software.

In 1989, Chuck recruited Larry Kitchel from Texas A&M University. Larry’s interest in taxation and his dedication to his clients led him to becoming a Duff Kitchel shareholder in 1995.

With varied and complementary skills and a shared belief in the accounting firm business model, Chuck Duff and Larry Kitchel have expanded Duff Kitchel into what it is today: a suite of accounting services for many small to mid-size companies and families with complex accounting needs. With 19 employees, Duff Kitchel provides CFO services, controller, and tax accounting services tailored to our clients’ diverse needs and circumstances.