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Welcome

 

Welcome and thank you for visiting us on the web. In addition to providing you with a profile of our firm and the services we provide, this Website has been designed to become a helpful resource tool to you, our valued clients and visitors. Our dedication to superior client service has brought us to the Internet as we endeavor to continue to provide the highest quality professional service and guidance.

While browsing through our Website, please feel free to contact us with any questions or comments you may have - we'd love to hear from you. We pride ourselves on being proactive and responsive to our clients' inquiries and suggestions.

We believe 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 are committed to providing close, personal attention to our clients. We 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.

 

 

About Our Firm

 

For years, Gowland, Strealy, Morales & Company PLLC has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses. Our expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as audits, financial statements, and financial planning.

Gowland, Strealy, Morales & Company PLLC is one of the leading firms in and throughout the area. By combining our expertise, experience and the team mentality of our staff, we assure that every client receives the close analysis and attention they deserve. Our dedication to high standards, hiring of seasoned tax professionals, and work ethic is the reason our client base returns year after year.

 

 

Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients' needs through research and sound analysis. Gowland, Strealy, Morales & Company PLLC is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. We have been a staple of the area's business community for years, and pride ourselves on the level of esteem we have earned.

Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the business and financial community in and around the area. We believe this to be a direct derivative of our talent and responsiveness to our client base. Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose Gowland, Strealy, Morales & Company PLLC receive competent and timely advice.

 

 

Meet Our Partners

Tommy Strealy

Tommy Strealy received his CPA certificate in 1975 after graduating from Texas Tech University in 1971. He joined the present firm as an employee in 1971, becoming a partner in 1979. Tommy now serves as the audit partner in non-profit and governmental audits. Tommy served as President of the local CPA Chapter in 1983 and has served on various committees of the Texas Society including the 1987/88 Governmental Accounting and Conference Committee. He is past president of the Southern and Western Account Group. He has served on the MAP Quality Review Committee which reviews and approves all Quality Reviews conducted in the State of Texas and also served on the Texas School District Conference Committee. He is a member of the First Baptist Church where he teaches and has served as Chairman of the Deacons and of the Fiscal Committee. Tommy has also met the Association of Government Accountants certification requirement and has been granted the designation of Certified Government Financial Manager.

David Morales

David joined the firm in 1993 and became a partner January 1, 1997. He graduated from the University of Texas, Austin in 1983 with a BBA in Accounting. In addition to his years with the firm, he has had nine years of national public accounting with KPMG Peat Marwick and Grant Thornton, International. He is the current president of the multi-state Southern and Western Accounting Group. He is the current state State Director (2016-2019) and is slated to serve an additional 3-year term (2020-2022) as a local Chapter representative at the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. He has served as President of the Corpus Christi Chapter of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, Board member of the Texas Chapter of the National Society of Accountants Cooperatives, a board member of the Southside Rotary club, a treasurer of Bayfest, Inc., and served as a finance committee member of United Way of the Coastal Bend. David and his wife, Betty, have two sons, Greg and Brian.

Jerry Spence

Jerry has been a CPA since 1987 and has practiced in both public and private sectors. He graduated from St. Mary’s University of San Antonio with a BBA in Accounting. He became a partner on January 1, 1999 and is responsible for the tax, estate and financial planning practice of the firm. Jerry is active in the Corpus Christi Chapter of the Texas Society of CPA's and served as President for 2007-2008. He is currently a State Director for the Corpus Christi Chapter, representing the Chapter at State society meetings. He is also active in the Rotary Club of Corpus Christi and served on the club's board of directors. Jerry is a member of the Corpus Christi Estate Planning Council and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. Jerry and his wife, Patricia, have three sons and are members of Most Precious Blood Catholic Church. Jerry is currently serving on the Executive Board of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and has been appointed to the AICPA Council. He is also Chairman elect of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Amy W. Twardowski

Amy Twardowski specializes in tax compliance and business consulting for a large variety of clients. Amy received her BBA and MS in Accounting from Texas A&M University in 2007 and her CPA license in 2008. She began her career at Deloitte Tax LLP in Houston where she advanced to the level of manager working for the Private Client Advisory Group. Amy has been named a 2013 Rising Star by the Texas Society of CPAs, 2011 Young CPA of the Year by the Corpus Christi TSCPA and 2014 Mentor of the Year by the Rotary Club of Corpus Christi. She has also received an honorary Paul Harris Fellow for her service to the Rotary Club of Corpus Christi. Amy serves on the Young CPAs and Emerging Professionals committee and has served on the Nominating Committee at the state level for the TSCPA. Amy is a member of the AICPA, TSCPA, Rotary Club of Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi Estate Planning Council, Rising Tide Society and Young Business Professionals of the Coastal Bend. She and her husband, Todd, enjoy spending time outdoors with their dogs and two young kids.

 

About Our Staff

 

Gowland, Strealy, Morales & Company, PLLC is built on a proud tradition of service, technical expertise, and innovative thinking. Our staff's experience and academic credentials give our clients the depth of knowledge you'll find in a larger firm, while our dedication to superior customer service offers the personal, one-on-one approach smaller firms are known for.

Betty Morales, CPA - Staff Professional

Betty has over thirty years of experience in both public accounting and industry. She graduated from the University of Texas, Austin in 1982 and received her CPA certificate in 1984. After several years in a national public accounting firm and banking, Betty joined the firm in 1999. Betty's field of expertise is taxation and client consultation.

Alan Lucke, CPA - Staff Professional

Jeffery Smith, CPA - Staff Professional

Jeff graduated from Texas A&M University Kingsville with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and a Master's Degree in 2002. Jeff has been a CPA since 2010. Jeff worked for 11 years in the fuel industry as a Senior Accountant and 5 years in the construction industry as an Accounting Manager. Jeff made the switch to public accounting and joined the firm in 2018.

Annette Flores - Staff Professional

Annette received her BBA in Business Administration Summa Cum Laude honors and her Masters of Accountancy from Texas A&M - Corpus Christi. She has six years audit experience and left a local CPA firm to join our team in January of 2018. She is currently pursuing her CPA license.

Jacob Fichtel - Staff Professional

Jacob begin working at the firm in January 2018 as an intern and was hired as a full-time Professional Staff in September 2018. In May of 2018, Jacob graduated with his BBA in Accounting from Texa A&M- Corpus Christi.

Kristen Wilson - Staff Professional

Kristen graduated in May of 2018 with her BBA in Accounting Cum Laude honors from Texas A&M Corpus Christi. Kristen started with the firm in October 2018 and is currently pursuing her Masters of Accountancy to prepare her for the CPA exam.

David Spence- Staff Professional

David started as an intern at the firm in September of 2016 with a BBA in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin. After obtaining an MBA in International Business from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, he became a full-time staff member in June of 2019 and is pursuing a CPA license.

Julie Gonzalez - Bookkeeping Services

Paula Hernandez - Special Projects Coordinator

Donna Huebner - Bookkeeper