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Located in Springfield / Chatham Illinois
B.A. in Finance
B.A. in Accounting
Graduated Cum Laude
Meet Your Accountant
Trent Huddleston started at the bottom; processing checks in the basement of First of America Bank. This is where he found his passion in the world of accounting.
Soon he attended Western Illinois University where he attended school and worked as a Tax Assistant at March, McMillian, & DeJoode.
He graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Accounting and a Bachelors of Finance. Upon graduation he began his masters program at Keller Graduate School in Chicago Illinois. While pursuing this degree he also worked as a Credit Analyst for The Bank of Commerce and then a Credit Associate for Harris Bank located in the downtown loop of Chicago.
In 2002 Trent graduated with a Masters of Business Administration and moved back to his hometown in Central Illinois. He has since worked in this area as a loan officer, financial auditor, and Vice President of Lending at Independent Bankers Bank.
While gaining all of this experience in the corporate sector he was dreaming of the day he could open his own Accounting business and teach individuals and small business owners how to use their money to grow and make their dreams a success!
Dawn Marie Huddleston,
B.A. in Theology
Minor: Business & Marketing
Meet Your Social Media Manager
Dawn Marie Huddleston first started learning about business as a child watching her parents create and design a sign company from scratch. "I was always so impressed with my mother, who has a 8th grade education, but knew how to build and structure a business from the ground up."
Soon Dawn attended Western Illinois University and studied business and marketing strategies.
In 2000, Dawn Marie received the call to change her major and study ministry. She graduated in 2006 from Lincoln Christian University in Lincoln, Il.
While pursuing her studies she worked for various businesses, including learning marketing while working at a radio station. Her passion for business came to reality when she opened her first store front: Elegant Occasions Bridal.
Since she had no budget for marketing; Dawn Marie read every social media marketing book she could get her hands on. She created a social media marketing plan for her budding business and the sales took off!! (see pics on this page)
She also continued her education in Ministry, and pursued the Masters of Divinity program.
Now she helps other businesses and ministries build a social media marketing strategy that will get their message out to the world!
Hello, We are honored to meet you!
ABES Accounting is a successful, accounting, bookkeeping, website construction, social media marketing and tax preparation service owned and operated by Trent Huddleston, MBA and Dawn Huddleston, MDIV in the Springfield/Chatham Illinois area.
The firm offers Accounting, Bookkeeping , & Social Media Marketing Services for Churches, Not for Profits, New Business Start-Up, Small Business, and Individuals.
In 2016, we added QuickBooks Pro for Accountants software to our toolbox to give our clients the newest cutting edge software available. With this software we can create customized reports for your business that will show you a crystal clear accurate picture of your finances; where your money is going and how you can best use it as a tool to grow your business.
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Committed to helping our customers achieve their dreams
Together Trent & Dawn Marie have been married 14 years. They have 2 amazing sons together. As a family they enjoy church events, camping, & playing with their dog (Daisy).
Trent is a Eagle Scout and local Baseball coach and together as a family they are very active in their sons 4H, Baseball, & Cub Scout Program.
ABES ACCOUNTING Grand Opening w Springfield Chamber of Commerce
ABES ACCOUNTING Booth at
2016 Sangamon County Fair
The Huddleston's First Business
Elegant Occasions Bridal