Richard D. Cantrell
Richard received his Bachelor's degree in accounting from Oklahoma State University and his Master's Degree in Taxation from the University of North Texas. After graduation, Richard was employed for several years as a tax professional with such international public accounting firms as Arthur Andersen, Coopers & Lybrand, and Seidman & Seidman BDO. Richard left public accounting for a time to oversee the federal tax department of a Fortune 500 company in Carrollton, TX. From 1997 to 2004 Richard has operated his accounting firm, Richard D. Cantrell PC, which specializes in accounting and tax services for businesses. In 2005 Richard merged his accounting firm with the firm of Russell D. Pearson, CPA to create Cantrell Pearson & Associates, PLLC. Richard has over 31 years experience in accounting and taxation. He is an active member and serves as Treasurer of Lakeshore Church in Rockwall, TX. His outside interests include hunting, racquetball, and golf. Richard and his wife, Cyndi, have three children and reside east of Rockwall.
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Russell D. Pearson
Russell graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Accounting from the University of North Texas. Russell worked with Deloitte & Touche, LLP, an international public accounting firm from 1990 through 1996. Russell was an audit manager in the Dallasoffice of Deloitte & Touche. From 1996 to 2001, Russell was the managing partner in a local accounting firm overseeing the audit and financial reporting section of the practice. From 2001 to 2004 Russell has operated his accounting firm, Russell D. Pearson, CPA, and worked as a part-time CFO and Controller for small to middle market private companies in the Dallas metroplex. Russell has over 24 years experience in public accounting, including financial reporting and taxation. Russell and his wife, Paula, have three children and reside in Rowlett. He serves as a deacon and assistant treasurer at his church in Garland, and is actively involved with his wife and children in various sporting activities and Upward Basketball.
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Cyndi is skilled in tax preparation and Quickbooks. She has many years of non-profit experience. Cyndi focuses mostly on individual and small business taxation. She has earned the Enrolled Agent designation which provides her the privilege of representing taxpayers before the IRS. Her status is the hightest credential the IRS awards. She maintains this status by completing the required hours of continuing education every year. Cyndi can be found in the office on a full time basis so she is always available to assist our valued clients.
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Kristen graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting Information Management and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Accountancy from Texas A&M Commerce. She focuses on bookkeeping and payroll taxes.
Paula graduated from Kansas State University in 1991 with a BS in History and English. Once in Texas she pursued her Bachelors from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She now manages the offices of Cantrell Pearson.
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Tracy Carl, CPA
Tracy graduaed from Hardin-Simmons University in 1991 with a BBA in Accounting and Finance. She received her CPA license in 1994 while working in corporate accounting and general ledger. Tracy continued her eductation and received her MBA, focusing on accouting, from Baylor Unversity in 1999. She is married to John, a pastor, and has two kids.
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