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About Our Firm

For over sixty years, Thomas & Thomas CPAs, PLLC has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses. Our expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as audits, financial statements, and financial planning.

Thomas & Thomas CPAs, PLLC is one of the leading firms in the Ark-La-Tex. By combining our expertise, experience and the team mentality of our staff, we assure that every client receives close and personal attention. Our dedication to high standards and the hiring of seasoned professionals with a proven work ethic is the reason our client base continues to grow.

A copy of our latest peer review report, for which we received a Pass rating, is available below.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. We regularly communicate with our clientele to reach an understanding of their needs through research and sound analysis. Thomas & Thomas CPAs, PLLC is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. We have been a staple of the area's business community for years, and pride ourselves on the level of esteem we have earned.

Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the business and financial community in the Ark­ La-Tex area. We believe this to be a direct derivative of our talent and responsiveness to our client base. Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose Thomas & Thomas CPAs, PLLC will receive constructive and timely advice.

Our Team

MASON ANDRES, CPA

Mason Andres, CPA, joined the firm of Thomas & Thomas in 1963 after having been associated with a national firm in Dallas. He attended the United States Naval Academy and has a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Mr. Andres is a member of the Arkansas and Texas Societies of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is a past member of the Board of the AICPA and Board of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, is a past chair of the AICPA Peer Review Committee of the Private Companies Practice Section of the Division for CPA Firms, and is a past Chair of the PCPS Executive Committee of the AICPA. Mr. Andres is the current chair of the Peer Review Oversight Board of the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy, a past member of AICPA Council and has served as a chair of the AICPA Awards Committee and as a member of the AICPA Business Performance Measures Task Force. He also has served as chair of the 1998 and 1999 AICPA Practitioners Symposium. Mr. Andres is a past president of Texarkana Country Club, past chairman of the United Way of Texarkana and the Committee of Fifteen.

Mr. Andres is a frequent lecturer on professional standards and has been honored as the Outstanding Discussion Leader by the Arkansas Society of CPA's. The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville School of Business named Mr. Andres as the Outstanding Accountant in Public Practice for 1996. Mr. Andres is a past recipient of the Arkansas Society of CPAs’ Community Service Award.

MONTY CASTEEL, CPA

Monty serves in the tax services area of our practice.

He is a native of Horatio and a cum laude graduate of Henderson State University. In 1991, he was appointed by Governor Bill Clinton to the Arkansas State Board of Public Accountancy, where he served as President in 1995. Monty is a Past President of the Texarkana Chapter of the Texas and Arkansas Chapter of Certified Public Accountants.

Monty has served on the Board of Governors of Texarkana Country Club and the board of Texarkana Arkansas Education Foundation. For over twenty years, he has served on the Texarkana Arkansas Civil Service Commission, working closely with the Police and Fire Departments of the city. Monty is licensed to practice in Arkansas and Texas, is a member of both state societies, and the AICPA.

CHERYL SHAW, CPA, CFE

Cheryl has served in the tax and audit areas of our firm since 2001. She graduated summa cum laude from Henderson State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting. Cheryl has earned the following certifications: Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Management Accountant, Certified Valuation Analyst, Certified Internal Auditor and Certified in Financial Management.

Cheryl is licensed to practice as a Certified Public Accountant in Arkansas and Texas. She is a member of the AICPA and the Arkansas and Texas Societies of Certified Public Accountants. She is also a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the Institute of Certified Management Accountants, the Institute of Certified Internal Auditors and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts. In addition, Cheryl has served on the board of directors of the Texarkana chapter of Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Henderson State University School of Business Advisory Council and various charitable and community organizations.

TIM HOLT, CPA

Tim serves as the audit manager of our Texarkana practice. Originally from Kingsland, Arkansas, Tim joined the firm in June of 1998. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Business Administration and Accounting from Southern Arkansas University and his Master of Science degree in Accounting from Texas A&M University-Texarkana.

Tim is licensed to practice as a Certified Public Accountant in Arkansas and Texas and is a member of both the Arkansas and Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. He has previously served as the President of the Texarkana Chapter of Certified Public Accountants and as an adjunct professor at Texas A&M University-Texarkana. Tim is a 2008 graduate of the Leadership Texarkana Program and has previously served on various boards of directors and committees in the Greater Texarkana area including the finance committee of First Baptist Church of Texarkana, treasurer of the Wilbur Smith Rotary Club and the Pleasant Grove Youth Association.

Tim volunteers his time and invests in the youth of the Texarkana area by coaching various team sports with the Pleasant Grove Youth Association, Texarkana Dixie Baseball, and East Texas Hoops.

ANDREW GRAVES, CPA

Andrew joined the audit practice in 2014 as the audit senior. His current engagements include primarily nonprofit and governmental entities, for-profit businesses, and employee benefit plans.

Andrew graduated honors with distinction summa cum laude from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Management Information Systems. He joined Thomas & Thomas in 2014 after working 3 years as an auditor in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he became licensed to practice as a Certified Public Accountant in Arkansas. Andrew is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Idaho Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Andrew moved to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, in 2017, where he continues to function as audit senior through telecommuting.

WHITNEY HOLY

Whitney joined Thomas & Thomas in August of 2012. She graduated from Texas A&M-Texarkana in December of 2012 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting and a Master of Science degree in Accounting, simultaneously. She has been working in both the tax and audit departments.

GLENDA MUSGROVE

Glenda Musgrove is the Office Manager for Thomas & Thomas and joined the team in 1981. She attended Louisiana Tech and began her working career with International Paper Company in Springhill, Louisiana, with positions in Sales Service and Accounting. Her eventual move to Texarkana was a result of her husband, Byron, being transferred here by International Paper.

As Office Manager, Glenda plays a key role in helping our office run smoothly, assisting with a variety of operational duties. Friendly and committed, she strives to ensure that each client contact receives the highest quality of care and customer service.

Glenda is a member of Williams Memorial Methodist Church. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, shopping and traveling to spend time with family in Kentucky and New Jersey.

MADDIE WARREN

Maddie Warren joined Thomas & Thomas in 2019 after obtaining a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Southern Arkansas University. Maddie serves in the audit area of our Texarkana practice.

AMBER RUSSELL

Amber Russell graduated from University of Central Arkansas in 2015 with a B.A. in Business and an emphasis in Accounting, receiving her Master of Business Administration in 2018 from Texas A&M University-Texarkana. She has been working for Thomas & Thomas since June 2015 and works in the tax and audit departments.

Amber grew up in Arkansas and currently lives in Magnolia. Amber and her husband Drew have recently expanded their family with the addition of their first daughter, Ava. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and traveling to new places with her husband.

LEISA BURKE, CPA

Leisa holds a Master of Accounting from Texas A&M Commerce and a Texas CPA License. She works in the tax department as a corporate tax accountant.

EMILE JACKSON

Emile Jackson has been with Thomas & Thomas since September 2000 as a bookkeeper and payroll specialist. She graduated from Texas A&M-Texarkana with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a specialized interest in Accounting. She and her husband Patrick have three children, Dylan, Carson, and Kaitlyn.