Working with churches and ministries that vary widely in size and budget, PSK guides clients in getting financial tasks accomplished and accounting systems in order—helping take your mind off of business matters so you can focus on the important mission at hand.
More 20 years ago, partner Verne Hargrave founded PSK’s church and ministry niche. Now, Verne oversees all accounting, assurance, and business consulting services for the firm’s church clients. Dealing with common church issues like budgeting, accountability, stewardship, ministers taxation, IRS compliance and unfortunately the need to protect against fraud, he finds great satisfaction in giving his church friends the help they sorely need.
An authority on church and ministry issues, Verne speaks and writes on these topics regularly. When it comes to understanding all aspects of the financial needs in this niche, from audits to fraud, he is your man. Read Verne’s full bio.
Dan Williams, CPA, who understands churches from the inside out—he was a Catholic priest for 16 years in the Fort Worth Diocese prior to joining the firm as an intern in 1995. Combining his background with his desire to really listen to people, he can help a client serve its core mission while using good business practices that safeguard assets, as well as the integrity of the organization.
Dan has significant experience with churches and related ministries to conduct financial audits, develop internal controls and accounting policies and procedures, and determine compliance with the IRS and other applicable requirements. Read Dan’s full bio.
Rodney Smith, CPA, specializes in auditing and consulting within the church and ministry sector. He coordinates around a dozen audits in a year, including his recent work on an internal investigation for an organization with an annual operating budget of over $70 million. He enjoys working with growing churches that recognize the value of assurance services and are willing to do what it takes to protect their organizations. Read Rodneys’s full bio.
Autum Awalt, CPA, assists churches with accounting, tax and consulting issues. She started in the audit department, working on assurance projects with non-profits, including churches, local outreach organizations, and medical service providers, and currently focuses on not-for-profit organizations in the tax department. Working for a true work/life balance firm, Autum enjoys a flexible schedule allowing her to spend time with her daughters. Read Autum’s full bio.
Bryan Baughman, CPA, works with many churches in the audit arena. Responsible for supervising staff, Bryan reviews work completed by his team, reviews and drafts audit reports, and ensures client deadlines are met. His clients benefit from his combination of patience, technical knowledge, and his strong desire to make a helpful impact by delivering useful solutions. Read Bryan’s full bio.
Pickens Snodgrass Koch LLP (PSK) is a full service certified public accounting and business advisory firm founded in 1964 in Arlington, TX. Our doors are always open for advice and guidance. It is a true privilege and honor to assist our clients—many of whom have become close friends over the years.