Lorraine Beste, Tax & Accounting Manager

Lorraine received her Bachelor of Business Administration – Accouting from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in 2002. She has 15 years of extensive full-cycle accounting experience, including bookkeeping, tax preparation, and financial statement preparation and analysis.

As a member of our Accounting team, Lorraine is committed to accuracy and best practices when working with our clients numbers. She has substantial experience with reconciliations, accounting compilation and functional reporting, the full payroll cycle, and the various state and federal tax filings necessary for our clients to remain compliant.

Lorraine is a member of the National Association of Tax Preparers, and is dedicated to continuing to develop her skills as an accountant. Her primary goal is to provide clients with the information they need to accurately benchmark their success and strategically plan for the financial future of their practice.

Kara D. Kelley, SHRM-CP
HR/Business Development Consultant

Kara has been with Parkhurst Consulting, now Parkhurst & Associates CPA PC, since 2012. She is a Business Development Consultant with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and a concentration in Human Resource Management. She is a Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional and has ten years of experience developing leadership and management skills with business owners in various professions.

Kara’s goal is to help clients see how the non-financial side of their practice can affect the financial side, and provide direction for improvement when necessary. She coaches dentists and doctors to set strategic goals; improve processes; write business and marketing plans; cultivate leadership skills and manage employees; establish HR systems; develop policies and procedures; and reduce inefficiency in their practices. Kara stays current on Texas employment regulations through continuing education and annual TWC conferences.

Jennifer Robbins, Bookkeeper

The newest member of the Parkhurst team, Jennifer has 10+ years of bookkeeping experience for small- to medium-sized businesses. She has served as Office/Accounting Manager in past positions, managing account activity for up to $10mil in revenue.

Jennifer received her Bachelor’s of Science in Economics from Georgia State University, and has been a resident of Central Texas since 2014. She is detail oriented, a quick learner, and has already increased the productivity of the Accounting department at the firm by a measurable amount.

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