Founder John Leistner first hung his “Dixie Bookkeeping Service” shingle on Park Place, Covington KY in 1954. In the decades since, our practice has served thousands of satisfied clients in Northern Kentucky and beyond. We’ve evolved, expanded and thrived under the leadership of his son-in-law, Robert Fossett, who took the helm in 1965, and grandson Denny Fossett, whose vision and commitment has piloted the firm into the 21st century as Fossett & Associates, CPA.

John and Mimi Leistner | Hawaii | 1962


Provide expert and friendly services that will help our clients improve their net income,
minimize tax consequences and maximize business value, all at an affordable price.


J. Dennis Fossett

After graduating with a B.S. in Accounting from Northern Kentucky University in 1989, Denny took over his father’s business, Dixie Bookkeeping Service. Seven years later, in 1996, he transformed the 35-year-old business into a CPA firm. With an ever-growing staff and new areas of specialization, Denny is fulfilling his vision to make Fossett and Associates CPA one of the region’s leading accounting experts. Born and bred in Northern Kentucky, he currently resides in Union, KY with his wife, Sandy. In his spare time, Denny golfs, runs, works out and in the past few years, has added the title of “Grandpa” to his proudest accomplishments.


Linda Hicks

Sr. Bookkeeper
An invaluable, veteran member of our team, Linda has over 20 years experience in the accounting industry. Clients rely on her proven expertise in payroll services, payroll tax services, and individual tax returns. Linda is also a certified Pro-Advisor in QuickBooks. A Northern Kentucky native, Linda has been married for 35 years. She and her husband have two grown daughters and four wonderful grandsons.


Sandy Fosset

Accounting Assistant
With a B.S. in Economics from the University of Kentucky, Sandy has nearly six years experience in public accounting and over eight years in finance and office management – a breadth of expertise that makes her key to keeping the office running smoothly. Also a Northern Kentucky native, Sandy has two grown daughters and is married to Denny. Her hobbies include running and working out.