About Our Firm
The first person a new client will see upon entering the offices of Braughton, Foster, and Fite, LLC, is Joanne Blos. Joanne is a New Yorker by way of California to Hot Springs, AR. She is friendly, helpful, and always happy to see new or returning clients. While the bookkeeping, accounting, and other services may be handled by other staff members, Blos is the person who helps clients begin the process. “I'm happy to see anyone come through the doors,” she said. “We'll take care of their needs, whether it's something complicated or just a routine question they need answered.” When entering the office, be prepared for a genuinely happy smile and greeting. Joanne said she’s “Looking forward to seeing you.”
Merna Mosley spent 30 years in the banking industry before coming to work at Braughton, Foster, and Fite, LLC. Now, she focuses on taxes. Like other members of the staff, Mosley said she is proud of the firm's reputation for excellent customer service. “We're the best in town, I think,” she said. “We're friendly and we have the knowledge to take care of all your needs.” Think you can handle your own taxes? Think you know everything there is to know about Obamacare? Mosley said she routinely files corrected tax returns for those who encountered problems. “There are a lot of things that have to be answered,” Mosley said. “It's easy to make a mistake, even with the digital tax programs.” Like other members of the company, Mosley said she is proud of the teamwork. “We really do work together,” she said.
Leslie R. Fite, MBA, CPA
Leslie R. Fite is a native of South Arkansas and a graduate of Henderson State University. She has an undergraduate and Master's Degree in Business Administration, and is a Certified Public Accountant. Fite is the newest staff member at Braughton, Foster, and Fite, LLC, with a background in auditing state taxes, as well as financial and managerial accounting and reporting. She is devoted to customer service and wants to ensure that the company continues to fulfill its reputation for excellent customer service. “I'm excited to be part of this company,” Fite said. “We have a strong staff here and I welcome the opportunity to expand on the company's available services.” As a CPA, Fite's addition to BFF Accounting means the company is now able to offer some services that were not previously available, including independent audit and attest services. For the company or individual facing a tax audit, Fite can put her knowledge to work for the BFF client.
Roy Foster is one of the founding members of Braughton, Foster, and Fite, LLC. For most of the past two decades, Foster has worked in accounting with a focus on taxes. He also handles public relations. Foster has something to say to the person looking for a new company to handle their bookkeeping. “If you've got a problem, we can handle it,” he said. “I don't care what it is. We've got a lot of people out of trouble with the IRS. And if we can't handle it, we can help you find someone who can.” Foster said the employees of BFF are “fun, friendly, and ready to take care of their clients.” When it comes to taxes, the staff at Braughton, Foster, and Fite, are highly qualified. “We will get you everything you deserve,” he said. But as is the case with all financial matters, time is important. Contact Braughton, Foster, and Fite, LLC, at 501-318-1677 today to get started.
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Hate data entry? Feel that the time entering numbers is a waste of time? Despise the time it takes to double check information for accuracy? Linda Lord loves that job and is anxious to take on new clients. “I love data entry,” Lord said. “It's not a chore for me. I love my job.” Lord has about 20 years experience in bookkeeping and has been with Braughton, Foster, and Fite, LLC, for the past four years. Lord said she is particularly proud of the firm's reputation. “We're honest and knowledgeable,” she said. The teamwork is especially important to Lord. She said there is always someone on staff who can answer questions if she encounters a new situation. Lord is always pleased to see clients, whether they are new or those who return for all their accounting needs. “I say, 'Welcome. Thank you for stopping by. I hope to see you next year.'” And all the staff members at BFF know they have to provide quality services to ensure that client continue to return.
Our team is comprised of professionals with a wide range of skills and backgrounds. Our diverse experiences make us the perfect team for to handle your business solutions! Various members have manufacturing, cost accounting, non-profit, and tax experience.
We are dedicated to meet your business needs in a professional and friendly manner. We have a focus on customer care, and we will do everything we can to see you succeed!
Richard Braughton, MBA
Richard Braughton has a Master's Degree in business. He has spent most of the past decade in the accounting business. He has a background in the Air Force which means he has an affinity with current or former members of the military. Braughton works often with those who have tax issues. He has experience in negotiating a better deal for the taxpayer. In addition, he has helped many people start and grow their businesses. “A lot of people have benefited from the business management side of Braughton, Foster, and Fite LLC,” he said. “I've helped a lot of people start a business, and that makes me proud.” Braughton is proud of the company's reputation. “We are effective, friendly, and have reasonable rates. With Leslie Fite as a CPA, we are going to offer more expertise for a better product.”