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Tom Parfitt, CPA is a 1975 graduate of Ohio University with a degree in Accounting.  Tom became a Certified Public Accountant in May of 1976 after getting the necessary 2 years experience and passing the CPA exam.  In 1979 he opened an office at 210 West Second Street in Waverly, Ohio.  Tom opened his Athens office in 1982 on Richland Ave.  In December 2004 Tom and his Athens staff moved into their new offices at 82 Columbus Circle in Athens.  In 2022 Parfitt & Associates, LLC merged with the Athens office of Cotner, Cooley & Clark to form Parfitt, Cooley & Associates, CPAs.  Tom is registered with the Accountancy Board State of Ohio, and a member of The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and The Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Tom Parfitt

Don Cooley, CPA is a 1985 graduate of Ohio University with a degree in Accounting.  Don has over 30 years of public accounting experience specializing in helping small and family-owned enterprises in tax and business planning.  He is an adjunct faculty member at Ohio University, teaching Estate and Gift Tax Planning, and is a frequent continuing education discussion leader of seminars for attorneys and CPAs across the country in the topics of corporate, S corporation, partnership and individual tax planning.  Don is registered with the Accountancy Board State of Ohio, and a member of The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and The Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Don Cooley

Zach Hedrick, CPA, MBA obtained his undergraduate accounting degree from Ohio University and started his career in Big Four public accounting with PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Chicago.  In 2013 Zach returned home to Athens where he grew up and completed his Master's degree in Business Administration from Ohio University.  Zach has over 10 years of CFO experience and focuses on outsourced CFO services as well as business and tax consulting for small businesses.  In addition, Zach is a School of Accountancy faculty member at Ohio University and teaches a variety of courses in taxation, managerial accounting, financial reporting and entrepreneurship accounting.

Zach Hedrick

Sharma Davis has been employed in our Waverly Ohio branch office since 1988.  As Payroll Specialist and Accounting Clerk she handles preparation of payrolls, processes payroll taxes, tax returns, tax mailings and also general ledger accounting.  Her knowledge, skills and professionalism contribute to our efforts to ensure quality service to our clients.

Sharma Davis

James Whitmore is a 1988 graduate of Hocking College with an Associate's Degree in Accounting.  James was an accountant for a private company for several years before joining Parfitt, Cooley & Associates, CPAs in 1996.  As a Staff Accountant James prepares financial statements, payroll taxes, and income tax returns for individuals, partnerships, corporations and non-profit organizations.  James is a Registered Tax Return Preparer.

James Whitmore

Beth Hamon joined Parfitt, Cooley & Associates, CPAs in 1998.  As Payroll Specialist and Office Administrator, her duties include preparing payrolls for over 40 businesses, payroll taxes, processing tax returns and tax mailings for a wide range of local and regional businesses.  She works to ensure total satisfaction and to build good relationships with new and existing clients.

Beth Hamon

J.J. Jones joined the staff at Parfitt, Cooley & Associates, CPAs, in 2008.  He is a 2008 Hocking College graduate with an Associate's Degree in Accounting and he later received a Bacholor's Degree in Accounting from Franklin University.  His responsibilities as an Staff Accountant and Payroll Specialist include preparing financial statements, bookkeeping, preparing payrolls and various other tasks.  J.J. is a Registered Tax Return Preparer.  J.J. aims to meet the needs of our clients through his hard work and dedication.

J.J.

Rebecca Malmstrom began accounting work in 2004 and then joined the firm 2014.  Her responsibilities as a Bookkeeper and Payroll Specialist include preparing bookkeeping, preparing payrolls, payroll tax forms and various other tasks.  Rebecca works to meet all the needs of our clients.

Rebecca

Steve Libby is a 1978 graduate of Hocking College with an Associate's Degree in Accounting.  Steve has 30 over years' public accounting experience, 2 years' corporate accounting experience and 6 years' experience in manufacturing.  His Staff Accountant responsibilities include financial statement preparation, payroll tax preparation, federal and state tax return preparation for all entities.  Steve is also a Registered Tax Return Preparer.  Steve joined the firm in 2015 and is excited to be part of the team.

Steve

Briana O'Leary joined Parfitt, Cooley & Associates, CPAs in 2022.  As a Payroll Specialist, her duties include preparing payrolls for over 30 businesses, payroll taxes, processing tax returns and tax mailings for a wide range of local and regional businesses.  She takes pride in maintaining a close relationship with our clients.

Briana O'Leary

Alexis Brown began with Parfitt, Cooley & Associates, CPAs in 2022.  As Customer Service and Payroll Specialist, she works to ensure total satisfaction and to build good relationships with new and existing clients.  Her duties include coordinating client and office communications, appointments, preparing payrolls, payroll taxes, processing tax returns and tax mailings.  Alexis is excited to be able to help everyone at Parfitt, Cooley & Associates as well as further her career in accounting.

Alexis Brown

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