Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas PC

Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas, P.C. (PKF Texas) is a Houston-based firm of CPAs and professional advisors focused on delivering solutions to clients at every stage of business.

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As of January 1, 2021, PKF Texas promoted three Senior Managers to Directors: Nicole Riley, CPA, CFE, Audit Chris Dodd, CPA, Tax Emily Smikal, CPA, Tax Nicole joined the firm in 2014 and leads PKF Texas’ growing not-for-profit practice. She has over 10 years of experience performing financial statement audits and providing consulting services to her clients. Additionally, she frequently speaks on a variety of topics in the marketplace, as well as contributing valuable articles…
Jen: This is the PKF Texas Entrepreneur’s Playbook. I’m Jen Lemanski, and I’m back once again with Kristin Ryan, an Audit Senior Manager and one of the faces of the PKF Texas Employee Benefit Plan audit team. Kristin, welcome back to the Playbook. Kristin: Thank you. Thanks for having me. Jen: Well, with all the M&A activities starting to happen and expected to ramp up, how does that impact benefit plans and sponsors’ and…
If your charity or association depends financially on membership fees, you know that non-renewals are cause for concern. During this time of economic and occupational insecurity, you may be experiencing membership drop-offs and some anxiety about your organization’s future. How can you help retain members and attract new ones to your not-for-profit? By focusing on needs, providing value and prioritizing engagement.…
The fourth 2020 estimated tax payment deadline for individuals is Friday, January 15, 2021. If you’re self-employed and don’t have withholding from paychecks, you probably have to make estimated tax payments. These payments must be sent to the IRS on a quarterly basis. Even if you do have some withholding from paychecks or payments you receive, you may still have to make estimated payments if you receive other types of income such as Social Security,…
PKF Texas is pleased to announce Director, Danielle Supkis Cheek, CPA, CFE, CVA, has been named a 2020 “40 Under 40 in the Accounting Profession” by CPA Practice Advisor. This is the seventh year Danielle has received this recognition. The 40 Under 40 Awards spotlight top practicing public accountants, educators and thought leaders, who are leading their profession by visibly and incrementally changing the accounting through exemplary leadership, innovative thinking, collaborative efforts to provide unity…
Jen: This is the PKF Texas Entrepreneur’s Playbook. I’m Jen Lemanski, and I’m back once again with Kristin Ryan, an Audit Senior Manager and one of the faces of the PKF Texas Employee Benefit Plan team. Kristen, welcome back to the Playbook. Kristin: Thanks for having me. Jen: So, we’ve had a webinar on it, you’ve done some Entrepreneur’s Playbooks on it, but there’s so much to cover between the SECURE Act and the CARES
If the events of 2020 have taught not-for-profits anything, it’s that financial reserves are essential to long-term survival. An endowment is different from operating reserves and generally is designed to provide steady income to a not-for-profit while its core investments grow untouched. But that steady income can be a financial safeguard in times of crisis. So if your organization doesn’t have an endowment, or if you’ve neglected to build on an existing one, you might…
You may be able to deduct some of your medical expenses, including prescription drugs, on your federal tax return. However, the rules make it hard for many people to qualify. But with proper planning, you may be able to time discretionary medical expenses to your advantage for tax purposes.…
Jen: This is the PKF Texas Entrepreneur’s Playbook. I’m Jen Lemanski, and I’m back once again with Matt Goldston, a Director in our Entrepreneurial Advisory Services team. Matt, welcome back to the Playbook. Matt: Thank you, Jen, I appreciate it. Jen: So, I know we call it the EAS team, I know the EAS team has been working with bankers and our clients on the various intricacies of the Paycheck Protection Plan or “PPP.” How…
Deemed as a riveting presentation from a CFO and SEC registrant attendee, PKF Texas hosted its last Zoom webinar of the year with the SEC niche team, “What’s Next for 2021: Accounting and SEC Reporting Updates,” on December 3, 2020. Audit Director, Chip Schweiger, CPA, CGMA, moderated a panel consisting of speakers: Valerie Frey, CPA, Audit Senior Manager, PKF Texas Miriam, CPA, Audit Manager, PKF Texas Gray Stratton, Partner, DLA Piper LLP The SEC and…