About Our FirmIntroduction
Recent wide variations in levels of economic activity along with the continual changes brought into existence by new tax laws should cause all of us to evaluate and reformulate our business and tax strategies. We believe that it is more important than ever for you to select a CPA with the same care you exercise when selecting your physician or attorney. We would like to take this opportunity to introduce our Firm to you and to let you know more about our methods of practice and our Firm philosophies. We realize that you exercise a choice in selecting a CPA and would consider it our privilege to provide you with professional business, tax, accounting and computer guidance.Firm Philosophy
Our objective is to provide our clients with professional service of the highest quality. Such quality should be reflected not only through technical expertise but should also be seen in our sincere desire to provide caring service which is personalized to fit the specific needs of each client. Our goal is to become a respected member of your personal management team, available at all times to assist you in the evaluation and consideration of your financial decision making opportunities. We are on your side to help you develop and execute the strategic planning necessary to retain as much of your income as is legally allowed.
The importance of maintaining continuity in a CPA/client relationship cannot be over emphasized. Mutual education of a CPA and his clients assists in the forging of a solid team capable of providing the most cost effective and financially rewarding service. We have found both the effectiveness and benefit of our professional services to be significantly enhanced when we are familiar with and currently informed of each client's financial circumstances. With proper teamwork, the fees you incur with your CPA can be regarded as an investment. As with any good investment, those fees should result in higher yields to you through tax savings, investment growth, and improvement in business profits.Our Approach
We realize that idealistic goals and philosophies are only valuable if followed up by actions. Specifically, we demonstrate our commitment to our objectives through consistent performance of such matters as:
Assessing your needs and proposing services to you that fit those needs. We don't have a typical boilerplate client. Instead, we deal with people and businesses that have individual goals and requirements.
Providing and meeting a completion schedule for your work. If you desire, we will also provide you with an upfront estimate of the fees we will charge, and importantly, will stay within our estimate.
Returning your phone calls. We don't screen our calls. In fact, we prefer to speak with you immediately any time you call. We recognize that you call because you have a need and believe that we should be available to meet that need.
Adjusting our schedule to meet yours. Although we prefer to meet with you during normal business hours, we maintain the flexibility to schedule appointments during evenings or weekends if necessary.
Our TeamMr. David D. House, CPA
As a practicing CPA for over 30 years, David’s experience enables him to assist clients in both assurance and tax services. Prior to forming House & Associates, he was with Arthur Andersen & Co. in Dallas, Texas, for ten years. At AA & Co., David was an Experienced Audit Manager with primary responsibility for the direct administration of numerous audits, tax and special client engagements of public and private companies. At House & Associates, David has served as managing partner for almost 20 years. He currently serves as engagement partner for the Firm’s entire audit practice and is closely involved with each of his clients. In addition, David assists his clients not only in the preparation of their tax returns, but in the tax planning necessary to minimize taxes both on a short and long range basis. He advises clients in areas starting with entity selection and then continuing all the way through the life cycle of the business to include succession and retirement planning. Utilizing his extensive auditing experience and constantly adding to his knowledge of the rapidly evolving assurance environment, he proactively assists his clients in the development and monitoring of accounting and financial reporting controls, and has served as a valued visiting member of the management team for a number of his clients. His areas of concentration include manufacturing, construction, natural resources, and employee benefit plans.
David is a 1974 graduate of Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, receiving cum laude honors. He received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.
David is a member of:
- Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- Dallas Chapter of Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants
Lynn has over thirty years of accounting and auditing experience. She has worked with clients in a variety of industries including manufacturing, energy, financial services, employee benefit plans, governmental, and not-for-profit. Lynn has been an adjunct college professor for twenty six years specializing in financial accounting and audit. She has provided staff training to new auditors and taught CPA review classes. She has also taught continuing professional education courses for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Lynn received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Indiana State University and a Masters of Science in Management and Administrative Sciences with a concentration in accounting from the University of Texas at Dallas.