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Melanie Radcliff

CPA, AICPA, ASCPA

 

Melanie Radcliff, CPA, founder of Radcliff Financial Group, Inc., and Melanie Radcliff CPA, Inc., provides superior, comprehensive accounting services to her business owner, non-profit and individual clients in Fort Smith, Oklahoma and throughout the River Valley.

 

Melanie is a fifteen year veteran in the field of finance and accounting and continues to teach both disciplines as an adjunct faculty, Center for Business and Professional Development, University of Arkansas Fort Smith. She currently teaches and laughs at “How to Read a P&L and Other Such Stuff,” (in the classroom, it’s known as “Finance and Accounting for Non Financial Managers.”) If she had souvenirs from businesses she has taught, she’d have numbered tickets, hard hats, climbing gaffs, miniature 18-wheelers, and the list goes on.

 

When Melanie tells the story of the fuel that feeds her determination, she speaks of her father mismanaging his money and eventually losing everything. She knew what she wanted to do. Melanie earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Arkansas State University. Ask her any time, and she’ll say the same thing, “My father wouldn’t let me help him, but I can help my clients.”

Accounting specialty services include non-profit business auditing, independent reviews for contractors’ licenses, business exit planning, due diligence procedures relative to buying a business, career moves, and tax consequence research. Melanie and Melanie Radcliff CPA, Inc. provide Accounting Services Built Around You.

Find out what Melanie can do for you. Visit radcliffcpa.com. For more information, check out her blog post http://www.radcliffcpa.com/tax-preparation-accounting-secret-revealed-cpa/ as she lets the cat out of the bag when she reveals a CPA’s best-kept secret.

Meet Our Team

Lisa Easton

Accounting Specialist Supervisor

Lisa’s marketing degree and interest in non-profit, humanitarian entities changed the direction of her career goals as she began to center heavily on business accounting. After joining the Radcliff Team in 2014, she fine-tuned her focus toward business payroll specialties, including tax and HR reporting, and developed a 360 perspective to her full-service business accounting approach. Lisa’s clients include multi-site health care facilities, specialized physician businesses, legal partnerships, insurance companies, and personal, family and estate specialty accounts.

Lisa and her husband Dewayne live in Pocola, OK. She continues to enjoy running, and her marketing skills have kept her interested in and often called upon to help with charity events.

Bachelor of Science in Marketing, University of Arkansas

Cynthia Bayird

Accounting Specialist

Cynthia’s lifetime accounting career puts her in the forefront and middle of corporate and family farming and heavy farm equipment and machinery businesses. The monthly accounting services Cynthia offers her clients keep them working in their very physical, down-to-earth businesses. Her clients include automotive collision body shops, organic crop production and sales, automotive parts distribution, and livestock boarding and trailer rentals. Cynthia’s quiet, calm personality makes the business life of her heavy-lifting accounting clients much easier—and continues to bring her new and interesting accounts that also include non-profits for the arts, cyber-security, photographers, and marble and granite contractors.

Cynthia and husband Joey live in Alma. Time and activities involving family and friends are their favorite recreation. As holidays and seasons change, Cynthia is the first to decorate, wear the color, wish us well and bake a little treat.

Kabee Sulivan

Accountant

Kabee Sulivan brings her passion towards accounting to Melanie Radcliff CPA, Inc. With a Bachelor of Business Administration-Accounting and a minor in History from the University of Arkansas Fort Smith, she plans to earn her CPA license in early 2019.

Career specialties include the study of culture, and are geared toward business success and the interaction between accounting and tax management in relation to overall business and personal financial goals and investment planning.

Kabee continues to enjoy the study of culture and languages and is fluent in her native Lao and has interests in Korean, Spanish, French and Thai. She enjoys running, learning a variety of instruments, and attending concerts.

Erin Ward

Customer Experience Specialist

Erin couples her banking and accounting experience with her love of challenges in the fast-moving, detailed world of business. She found her niche in maintaining organization in the office, and she provides an excellent customer experience for Radcliff clients. Erin is often the first person clients speak with, she’s their go-to connection, and the one who wishes them well as they leave. She takes care of everybody.

Originally from Fort Smith, Erin and her husband Nick live in Greenwood, AR with their children she lovingly refers to as “my sweet little girl” and “the happiest baby boy.” Erin enjoys crafting, a few quiet moments to read and always spending time with her family.

LisaAnn Owens

Branch Assistant

LisaAnn’s degree in history and her experience in health care, hospitality management, human resources, and accounting and business organization help make her the perfect Branch Assistant. Quiet and in the background, LisaAnn is always available to clients, staff and management.

A history buff who can talk old Fort Smith stories and American History with the best, she enjoys curling up with a good book and her cats, listening to jazz or helping plan and attending charity events. LisaAnn lives in Fort Smith, just down the street from a best friend, her mom.

Associate of Arts Social Sciences in History, Carl Albert State College

Carmen Taylor

Client Services and Marketing

Carmen, Client Services and Marketing, teamed with Radcliff in 2014, and brings with her a range of eclectic interests, abilities and experiences that include a Pulitzer nomination for her world-acclaimed photograph of the tragic events of 9/11. The back drop for her marketing skills include college, five years at Arkansas Educational Television Network, and over twenty years in sales and business management.

Carmen and her husband live in Fort Smith. She enjoys people, community events, especially those historically and musically oriented, and photography just-for-fun.

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