About Us

Founded in 1989, and later incorporated in 1996, J.R. Helms and Associates, P.C. is a full-service accounting, tax and business consulting firm based in Indianapolis, Indiana.

We offer comprehensive accounting, bookkeeping, payroll, tax and business consulting services that allow individuals and businesses alike to better prepare for their financial needs of tomorrow. We serve clients nationwide in industries including real estate, construction, professional services and more. With a focus on offering innovative, accurate solutions for clients, we work with care and purpose to ensure we get it 
right the first time, every time.

John “Rusty” Helms, CPA, CGMA


For more than three decades, John “Rusty” Helms has helped to plan, manage and grow the finances of countless individuals and small businesses in the Indianapolis area and beyond. Having worked in both public accounting and in the private sector, he’s gained incredible knowledge that’s provided him a rare, three-dimensional view of today’s financial landscape, while having the ability to adapt to the ever-changing income tax world. While Rusty has prepared thousands of tax returns for both small business clients and individuals, he still finds joy in the variety and challenge each new client brings. He founded what would become J.R. Helms and Associates, P.C. in 1989. Rusty, a graduate of Ball State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Indiana CPA Society (INCPAS), National Society of Accountants (NSA), and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Private Companies Practice Section (PCPS). He is a Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Global Management Accountant and Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor. Outside of his work, his faith and family top his priority list. He is a devoted grandfather, woodworker and creator who enjoys designing and creating with his hands. He believes each day is a gift and prides himself on always doing what he promises.
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Robert Helms

Director of Firm Operations

Robert is a detail-driven professional who has worked in the world of accounting, tax and business management for more than a decade. In his role, he assists in the development, maintenance and compliance of business systems for J.R. Helms and Associates, P.C.’s business clients. A goal-oriented professional who enjoys solving problems and thinking outside of the box, Robert helps the firm’s clients make better business decisions by utilizing innovative, cutting-edge technology as well as tried-and-true methods for success. Robert earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Southern Indiana. He is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Indiana CPA Society (INCPAS). When not working diligently for clients, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Lauren, and three children, Sophia, Tessa and Jack. He is an avid video gamer, citing his love for developing an understanding of systems and how to work those systems to achieve certain goals as the reason behind that passion. His personal philosophy: say what you mean, and do what you say.

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