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Patrick C. Ballard, CPA

Patrick C. Ballard is a Certified Public Accountant located in Mountain Home, Arkansas. Patrick is from Calico Rock, Arkansas. He graduated from Arkansas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting in 1975. In 1979, Patrick became a partner in a CPA firm and became sole owner in 1986. He was nominated to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants young leadership council in 1983. In 1993, Patrick was awarded the Arkansas Public Service Award by the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants for outstanding community service in the State of Arkansas. In 2010, Patrick received the Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce Spirit Award. Patrick also received eFileCabinet’s leading edge award in November 2015 for CPA firms nationwide for innovation and technology advances.

Patrick is the founder of the Red White and Blue Festival held on the Arkansas State University-Mountain Home campus each year. Patrick is on various boards and organizations in the Mountain Home area including Hospice of the Ozarks, Mountain Home Chamber Foundation and many others. He has pioneered work in Intellectual Property Tax issues and works with a small group of attorneys and CPAs in this area of expertise. Patrick has assisted many new businesses in getting started. He has extensive experience in Corporate, Individual, Trust and Partnership returns Patrick is married to Virginia M. Ballard, his wife of 42 years. They have two grown sons and five wonderful grandchildren.

Loyanna M. Everett, CPA

Loyanna M. Everett, CPA, received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Central Arkansas and is currently a tax accountant at Ballard & Company, Ltd. She is a certified public accountant licensed by the Arkansas State Board of Public Accountancy. Her professional interests focus on preparation of personal, corporate and partnership tax returns. In addition, she is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants and Victory Baptist Church. She also teaches music theory at the Brockwell Music School. She lives in Cabot, Arkansas with her husband and their two daughters.

Cara M. Stevens, CPA

Cara M. Stevens, CPA, graduated from the honors program at Missouri Southern State University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting December 1995. She then pursued public accounting and began preparing for and eventually passing the CPA exam. Cara has been an employee of Ballard & Company, Ltd. since 1998 in the tax department. She completes tax returns in the following areas: Individual, Partnership, Corporate, Pension and Profit Sharing Plans, Trusts, Estates and Non Profit Organizations. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Arkansas State Society of Certified Public Accountants and the South Carolina Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Mathew P. Ballard

Mathew P. Ballard attended Mountain Home High School and has lived in the Mountain Home area all of his life. Matthew started working at Ballard & Company, Ltd. as a staff accountant after graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration with emphasis in Accounting from the University of Central Arkansas in 2004. He has extensive experience in personal income tax and non-profit entities. His interests include spending time with his family, watching Razorback sports and enjoying the beautiful state of Arkansas. Matthew and his wife Brooke have three beautiful daughters.

Lisa Neal

Lisa Neal attended Viola Public School and then went to the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville to further her education. She transferred to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock and became a Certified Surgical Technologist. She worked in Little Rock, Conway and Oxford, MS before moving back to Viola and getting married. Lisa’s husband is also from Viola and they have two sons, one still in high school and one is a junior at the University of Arkansas. In 2010, Lisa decided to finish her accounting degree at the University of Arkansas and started taking the needed classes. She obtained her Bachelor Degree in May 2013. She started working at Ballard & Company, Ltd. as a staff accountant in 2013. She is currently working toward finishing the classes to take the CPA exam.

Vickie Akins

Vickie Akins is a staff accountant at Ballard & Company, Ltd. She has worked for the company since 1994. During her time there she obtained an Undergraduate Certificate in Accounting and a special certificate in Minister Taxation. Vickie and her husband Jerry are both native to Mountain View and members of the Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Her hobbies include various kinds of hunting and working in the church.

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