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McDonald and Simmons, P.C. believes in the value of relationships. We view every client relationship like a partnership, and truly believe that our success is a result of your success. We believe professional service should be considered a contribution to the success of your business and not merely a cost of compliance. Combined, our partners and associates have over 130 years of experience. We are committed to providing close, personal attention to our clients and take pride in giving you the assurance that the personal assistance you receive comes from years of advanced training, technical experience and financial acumen.
Our continual investment of time and resources in professional continuing education, state-of-the-art computer technology and extensive business relationships is indicative of our commitment to excellence. Most of the members of our professional staff are Certified Public Accountants.
McDonald and Simmons P.C. participates in the Quality Review Program of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. This is a process designed to improve the quality of accounting firms through reviews of their audit and accounting services.
McDonald and Simmons, P.C. is licensed by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy and is a member of the American Institue of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center (EBPAQC).
Prior to forming the firm in 1997, David W. McDonald, CPA, was employed by Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. (now KPMG), other local public accounting firms, and as controller for a private construction company. David serves as the managing partner for McDonald and Simmons and has over thirty-five years experience in audit, accounting, and taxation. David has worked with various specialty groups including contractors, manufacturers, wholesale distributors, and professional clientele. David lectures on Texas sales tax regulations, represents companies during sales tax audits, performs operational studies for construction companies, and performs contract compliance audits. In addition, his expertise includes employee benefit plan audits.
David graduated with honors from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Business Administration. He is licensed in Texas and has had practice privileges in California and Idaho. He has perfomed quality reviews of other firm's audit and accounting practices for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. David has served as president of the Dallas Chapter of Construction Financial Management Association and is involved with the Associated General Contractors of America and the Construction Education Foundation.
Kurt Simmons, CPA, a partner and shareholder, has over thirty-five years of experience in audit, accounting, and taxation. His experience includes service with various small and large local CPA firms. Kurt works with various specialty groups including electrical and mechanical contractors, wholesale distributors, forklift dealerships, loan brokers, and not-for-profit organizations. His experience also includes professional clientele including doctors/medical clinics, attorneys, engineers, and architects.
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Kurt is available to handle all of your financial planning and investment needs. He is licensed as a registered representative to offer securities through 1st Global Capital Corp., Member FINRA/SIPC, and investment advisory services through 1st Global Advisors, Inc. Currently Kurt is licensed to offer securities in the states of Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi, Montana, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. This is not an offer to sell securities in any other state or jurisdiction. He also holds a Texas insurance license and is available to provide life, disability, and long-term care insurance services offered through 1st Global Insurance Services, Inc.
Kurt graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Harding University in Arkansas. He is a native Texan and has been licensed to practice in Texas since 1985.