Robert Haggerty, CPA

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Rob is a partner in Armanino’s Tax practice and has more than 25 years of public accounting and industry experience, including extensive experience in the retail and real estate industries. His expertise in tax strategy, tax controversy, accounting for income taxes, tax accounting methods, inventory, partnerships, real estate, 1031 exchange programs and fixed asset matters makes him an invaluable resource for his clients.

Prior to joining Armanino, Rob was partner in charge of Brown Smith Wallace’s Tax practice and led the Real Estate and Cannabis & Hemp industry groups. Rob also has prior experience leading the St. Louis tax practice for CBIZ MHM, LLC, where he served partnerships, C corporations, S corporations, NPOs and individuals the real estate, wholesale, retail, restaurant, manufacturing, health care and professional services industries.

Before joining CBIZ, Rob was Director of Taxes for Sonic Corp., the franchisor and operator of the largest chain of drive-in restaurants in the country. As head of the tax department for Sonic, Rob was responsible for establishing the company’s overall tax policies and overseeing all aspects of the company’s tax function.

Earlier in his career, Rob spent 12 years in the tax department of The May Department Stores Company, ultimately becoming the Director of Tax Projects, where he was responsible for developing, evaluating and implementing tax planning strategies and negotiating their resolution when audited.

Rob earned his B.S.B.A. in accounting from the University of Missouri–St. Louis.

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Professional History


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants (MOCPA)


  • Massas Creek Companion Animals - Board Member and Treasurer
  • University of Missouri - St. Louis Accounting Advisory Board


  • University of Missouri – St. Louis


  • Brown Smith Wallace LLP
  • LLC
  • Sonic Corp
  • The May Department Stores Company
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