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Our Staff

Our staff has a high commitment to excellent one-to-one service. Your phone call, your visit, your account -- all are treated as though you are our only client. We are interested in your finances, your goals, and your future. We want to be completely available to you, and on the occasions when we cannot take your call immediately we’ll be back to you right away. We pay attention to specific details and render personal service. We are here for you! Whether you need a visit with a Tuscaloosa CPA or would like to work with us online, we can handle any financial situation you may encounter. Contact us today!

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Front Row - Doris Gray, David Richardson, Rachel Hollingshead, Liz Hamner, Bethany Russell.
Back Row - Jennifer Barksdale, Andrew Wilkerson, Steve Richardson, Todd Cowart, Amy Foster.
 

 

Steve Richardson, CPA was an honor graduate of the University of Alabama in 1976, passing the CPA exam in one sitting later that year. After working the required two years for Arthur Young and Company in Birmingham, Steve relocated to Tuscaloosa to begin the firm in 1978. He has an extensive background in tax planning, compensation planning (including §105 and §125 plans), financial forecasting, and management consulting. Steve focuses on tax planning, and routinely represents clients before the IRS. Steve is the author of a book on tax and economic policy, titled The Eagle’s Claw, and published by Vital Issues Press of Lafayette, Louisiana.

 
 

 
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Todd Cowart is our Senior Accountant and Chief Financial Officer. His focus of practice is Small Business and Individual Taxation and is the Director of our Nonprofit/Church Auditing and Consulting Practice. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama Accounting Program and has been with the firm since 1997. He has a beautiful wife, Aimee, and three children. Todd serves the community through his church, Business Network International, and various local charities and activities.

 

 

Amy Foster, CPA is our Director of Individual Taxation and all other non-attest accounting functions. She is a graduate of the University of Alabama Accounting Program and has been with the firm since 1998. She handles individual & small business taxation as well as the setup of small not-for-profit entities. She serves the community through her church activities and as Treasurer and Board Member of local charities. When she is not working she can be found enjoying recreational activities with her family. 

 

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David Richardson is a Senior Accountant with a focus on Small Business Tax Compliance and Planning, and Estate Planning. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama where he was a member of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, John L Blackburn Institute, Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society, Order of Omega Honor Society and Jason’s Honor Society. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Tuscaloosa, the Red Elephant Club of Tuscaloosa, and committee chairman of United Way Funds Distribution. David is a member of Calvary Baptist Church and enjoys golf, diving and numerous other outdoor activities. David and his wife, Nikki, have four children.

 

 

Rachel Hollingshead is a native of Tuscaloosa, is a 2004 graduate of the University of Alabama Business School with a degree in Accounting. Rachel was a member of Phi Eta Sigma and Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Societies. She received her Masters in Accountancy in 2005. Since that time, she has worked for the company with her primary focus on personal and business taxation. Rachel is on the board of Family Counseling Services of Tuscaloosa and enjoys helping with various local charities. Away from the office Rachel enjoys spending time playing tennis in various leagues and competing in tournaments across the Southeast. Rachel and her husband Josh are members of Calvary Baptist Church. They have two daughters.

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Liz Hamner is a graduate of the University of Alabama Accounting Program and has been with the firm since 2003. She assists with individual and corporate taxation as well as not-for-profit tax compliance. Liz also manages our payroll department. She is active in local charities and church. Liz and her husband, Blake, have one daughter and one son. Liz enjoys vacationing with family and volunteering with the children’s department at church.
 

 

 

Andrew Wilkerson  is a 2015 graduate of Faulkner University in Montgomery, AL with a degree in Accounting.  He has been with the firm since 2016.  Along with general accounting, his primary focus has been with our Nonprofit/Church Auditing Practice.  Away from the office, Andrew enjoys baseball, ultimate Frisbee, golf and about any other outdoor activity he can find.  He also volunteers with Youth for Christ.  Andrew and his wonderful wife, Trish, are members of University Church of Christ.
 

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Jennifer Barksdale is the receptionist for the firm. She has been with the firm since 1996. She is a member of First Free Will Baptist Church, Northport, Alabama. She and her husband, Arlis, came to Tuscaloosa County in 1974 to help establish a new church and since that time he has served as pastor at several churches in the area. They are parents of five children. Jennifer enjoys gardening, writing, helping with various church ministries, and grandchildren. Call Jennifer and she'll make an appointment for you today, whether you need a Tuscaloosa CPA or are located out of the state or country, we are here for you.