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About Us

Our Mission

McDonald & 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 & Simmons P.C. participates in the Quality Review Program of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).  This is a process designed to improve the quality of accounting firms through reviews of their audit and accounting services.

McDonald & Simmons, P.C. is licensed by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy and is a member of the AICPA and the Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center (EBPAQC). 

 

Our Partners

David W. McDonald, CPA

Prior to forming the firm in 1997, David was employed by Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. (now KPMG),  and as controller for a private construction company, Rogers-O'Brien.  David serves as the managing partner for McDonald & Simmons, and has over thirty-five years of experience in auditing, accounting, and taxation. 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 in Business Administration.  He is licensed in Texas and has had practice privileges in California and Idaho.


 

Kurt Simmons, CPA

Kurt, a partner and shareholder in McDonald & Simmons, has been licensed to practice in Texas since 1985. His experience includes audits, accounting, and taxation.  He has worked with both small and large local CPA firms with a wide range of specialty groups including, but not limited to, doctors and medical clinics, attorneys, engineers, architects, electrical and mechanical contractors, wholesale distributors, forklift dealerships, and loan brokers.

Kurt is also available to handle all of your financial planning and investment needs. He is licensed as a registered representative to offer securities through Avantax Investment Services SM, is a Member of FINRA/SIPC, and offers investment advisory services through Avantax Investment Services SM. Avantax Affiliated Advisors may only conduct business with residents of the states for which they are properly registered. Please note that not all of the investments and services mentioned are available in every state.

He also holds a Texas insurance license and is available to provide life, disability, and long-term care insurance services offered through an Avantax affiliated insurance agency.

Kurt graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Harding University in Arkansas.  He is a native Texan and an ardent Mavericks fan.  

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