Our History

1U9A0120Novak Birks P.C. was founded in 1977 by Roger Novak and in 1984, Richard Birks joined the firm. Roger and Rich’s collective expertise is in the areas of accounting and auditing, with particular emphasis in small businesses, governmental, non-for-profit entities, and benefit funds. We employ 15 professionals, including 9 certified public accountants at our two locations in Lenexa, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri, on the east side of the Country Club Plaza.

Novak Birks P.C. has a strong history in performing unique engagements such as compliance auditing, employer withdrawal liability, single audit, and payroll auditing.

Our firm of certified public accountants and consultants are devoted to offering excellence in professional services, and are also intensely focused on client service through a regional strategy executed locally in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area.


Roger began his public accounting career in 1970 when he joined Ernst & Ernst in their Kansas City office as a staff auditor. In 1977, he and an Ernst & Ernst colleague formed the accounting practice which would evolve to be later known as Novak Birks, P.C.

From the inception of the firm in 1977 through 2018, Roger served as the firm’s President and Managing Shareholder. In 2021, Roger retired from the firm and we thank him for his leadership and service.

Roger has served on numerous professional, civic, and community boards during his career. These include the City Board of Alderman, Mayor Pro-Tem, Economic Development Commissions, Public Building Authorities, Rotary, Peer Review Acceptance Committee of the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants, and in July 2005, was elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library Institute. He is currently serving as Treasurer and Chairman of the Budget and Finance Committee, as well as being a member of the Institutes’ Executive Committee. Professionally.

Our Values

At Novak Birks, we deliver positive professional services to our clients and their people. With proactive solutions that help create competitive advantages for our clients and knowledge of complex issues, we are dedicated to delivering…


Value at every opportunity. Increasing the credibility of your financial reporting. Introducing strategies to reduce the tax you pay. Providing solutions to move your company’s financial management to the next level. Supporting you in managing your wealth with financial planning. We are not finished until our solutions deliver positive value.


We know how to listen to you. As you share your concerns, we customize solutions that develop trust, an essential ingredient in any business relationship.The Novak Birks staff is personally committed to delivering results that work for you.


Our team approach includes consultants who know the fine points and issues that drive your industry, the tax code, and how it applies to you. Our information technology team keeps current on solutions for your business-specific needs. We use technology to work efficiently and to help you do the same. This is the type of expertise we nurture to grow solutions for you.


Since its inception, Novak Birks has been known for its uncomprimising integrity. Our standard is to know right from wrong, and do the right thing. Clients can trust our advice and rely on us to do what’s right and help them manage their businesses responsibly.


At Novak Birks, we draw on our experience with hundreds of clients in the greater Kansas City area to forge solutions to fit their needs. Our successful client base, along with our combined experience and skills, assures you of vast professional resources at a competitive price that you will not easily find in other local firms.

Our Mission

To help our clients and our people create significant value.

Our Vision

Novak Birks is motivated to be recognized as one of the best professional service firms in the greater Kansas City area. To achieve our mission, we are constantly growing and developing our assurance, tax, and consulting services. Our growth perspective is creating career advancement possibilities for our people.

Our Shared Beliefs

Our shared beliefs are the bedrock to which we anchor our decisions and take action. They are the essential glue that binds our people together. They make a powerful positive statement about who we are and what we value as well as how we conduct ourselves individually and collectively, the positive values that contribute to long-lasting success at Novak Birks are:

  • Integrity
  • Commitment to Excellence
  • Value Creation
  • Positive Attitude