Noemi L. Wilkinson, Tax Manager

Noemi holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and a Master Degree in Professional Accounting from the University of Texas in Austin. Her experience includes five years holding positions such as Director of Operations and Senior Accountant with a large regional public accounting firm where she prepared complex tax returns for individuals, partnerships, corporations, and not-for-profit organizations.

With a keen eye for detail, Noemi uses her knowledge in different industries to better serve her clients. She leads the tax team at Parkhurst & Associates, ensuring clients are served to the best of the firm’s ability. Her considerable experience is an asset to the firm, and she is constantly looking to further her knowledge with continuing education.

Lorraine Beste, Staff Accountant

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.

Natasha Bernal, Bookkeeper & Client Account Specialist

Natasha has 16 years of experience in Accounting for small- to medium-sized businesses in various industries, including the medical field and investment management. A native of Austin, TX, she is friendly, outgoing, and highly organized. She started her career working for a small Austin CPA firm, and fell in love with accounting.

Natasha has spent her career working with CPAs and CFOs, and has experience in all areas of accounting, such as high volume Accounts Payable & Receivable, Bank Reconciliation, Sales Tax, Purchase Order Management, and all aspects of Payroll. She also spent five years as an Office Manager, expanding her range of skills. She is a valuable asset to the Parkhurst & Associates team.

Lucia Fancher, Accountant

Lucia holds a Bachelor of Business in Accounting from Texas State University. She has eight years of experience with full-cycle accounting for small and large corporations.

Lucia works with clients who have more complex accounting systems, newer clients who need some additional care to straighten out their books, and compiles in-depth reports that are analyzed to determine if clients are reaching their goals.

Alison Knotek, Bookkeeper

Alison has over 10 years of experience with accounting, bookkeeping, and payroll. She works with our clients who require these services, and provides outstanding service and a high level of professionalism.

 

 

Kara D. Kelley, 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 has nine 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.

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