Kerry Alford, President and Owner of Alford CPA, PLLC, is committed to handling your accounting, tax and Excel spreadsheet needs in a highly transparent manner by building and maintaining trust through honest and candid communications throughout the entire process of serving your needs.
Kerry Alford is a Certified Public Accountant with approximately 22 years of professional accounting and spreadsheet automation experience in both public and private companies. After graduating from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and a Master of Professional Accounting degree, he began his career as an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers and obtained his CPA license in 2000.
During his career, Kerry has prepared, reviewed and audited accounting and financial information for large public SEC filers, private family-owned businesses and local churches, and he has obtained valuable experience using a large variety of accounting and related software programs, including SAP, Oracle, Microsoft Dynamics, Sage, Quickbooks, Workiva and Blackline. During the last couple years he has also expanded his services to include tax preparation and other services for individuals and small businesses.
Kerry’s accounting and consulting experience includes numerous SEC 10K/10Q filings (along with the related press releases, board packages, etc.), implementation of new FASB and SEC accounting regulations, financial reporting, technical accounting research, implementation and documentation of SOX processes and financial statement preparation. His experience includes accounting for transactions such as share-based compensation, hedge accounting, lease accounting and asset retirement obligations. He is also experienced in preparing financial analysis including the visualization of financial information through charts and graphs.
During his career as an employee and consultant, Kerry has developed a passion for improving Excel spreadsheets to save time for his teams and clients. He has always enjoyed finding creative ways to use Excel to reduce the time needed to prepare financial statements, reports, journal entry calculations, financial analysis and charts. In many cases he has reduced processing time for these tasks from days or hours to hours or minutes, often reducing preparation time by 90% while improving accuracy and reliability. These process improvements have helped organizations meet tight deadlines, saving both time and money for his employers and clients.
Personal BackgroundKerry has been married to his wife Wendy, a teacher, for 25 years and has three children. Both before and after deciding to pursue an accounting career, Kerry has performed as a musician in various musical ensembles, including military bands (U.S. Air Force/Air National Guard), college ensembles (wind ensemble, marching band) and local churches. His other interests include sports, cars and hiking.