Team

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Christie Besse

President/Managing Partner

Christie Besse joined Besse, Carmona, and Partin, PC in 2009 and became the President of the firm January 2019. Since 2015, she has managed the day to day operations. This includes coordinating the staff, reviewing client work, and guiding firm expansion. In addition, she also handles BCP’s new client implementations and software conversions. Christie came from a background in industry and provides the invaluable experience in handling outsourced accounting. Her prior experience includes three years at Sam Yager Incorporated, one year at a global healthcare company and two years at Halliburton working in Sales and Use Tax. Christie graduated from Texas A&M University in 2004 and earned her CPA license in 2008.

Paul Carmona

Vice President/Tax Partner

Paul Carmona joined Besse, Carmona, and Partin, PC in April of 2013 and rose to Vice President in January 2019. He oversees the firm's tax services, from the preparation process to compliance and planning, as well as financial statements. Previously, Paul worked in public accounting for twelve years with a leading Houston CPA firm specializing in audits and reviews with the construction industry. Paul graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in December 1993 with an Accounting Degree, the University of Utah in May 1999 with an MBA, and achieved his CPA license in 2002.

Vincent Tran

Partner

Vincent Tran joined Besse, Carmona, and Partin, PC in May of 2010 and became partner in January 2021. A few of his responsibilities include supervising the BCP Financial Statement Preparation Team, preparing tax returns, reconciling cost segregations, and onboarding new clients. In 2007, he graduated from the University of Houston with a BBA in Finance and a BS in Economics and received his CPA license in July 2019.

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Ericka Campos

Accounting Supervisor

Ericka Campos joined Besse, Carmona, and Partin, PC in January of 2014, since, she has taken charge of overseeing the bookkeeping department.  She has over sixteen years of accounting and management experience, including financial reporting, auditing, full cycle bookkeeping, and team building.  Prior to this, she spent eight years at Global Services as the Accounting Manager for multiple divisions and two years with Schlumberger as a job cost accountant.  She graduated in accounting from Texas School of Business in 2002.

Allyson Cates

Human Resources Manager

Allyson Cates joined Besse, Carmona, and Partin PC in August 2022, becoming the first Human Resources Manager at the firm. She oversees not only the personnel and HR functions internally, but also outsources her expertise to support client needs. These services include benefits administration, payroll, employee relations, talent aquisition, onboarding, and others. Allyson received her bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management from Baylor University in 2007, MBA in Management from Dallas Baptist University in 2014, and earned her Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) license from the Society of Human Resources Management in 2021.

Jacob Almendarez

Senior Accountant

Jacob Almendarez joined Besse, Carmona, and Partin, PC in May of 2020 as a Staff Accountant after graduating with his bachelor's degree in Accounting from Texas A&M University. He handles preparation of financial statements, tax returns, and recruiting. Additionally, he assists in software conversions with the firm. Jacob aspires to obtain a CPA certification.

David Burg

Senior Accountant

David Burg joined Besse, Carmona, and Partin, PC in January of 2018 as a Staff Accountant.  He graduated from Texas A&M University in 2017 with a bachelor's degree in Accounting and is currently working on earning his CPA certificate. David currently prepares financial statements and tax returns. Additionally, he takes part in mentoring his peers that are interested in taking a tax route.

Leslie Caillet

Senior Accountant

Leslie Caillet joined Besse, Carmona, and Partin, PC in February of 2016. Prior to that, she start her career in 2016 managing the Houston office of a New Jersey based financial administrative firm where she gained experience in accounting, financial analysis, and operations management. She graduated from the University of Houston-Downtown with a BBA in finance and is currently pursuing her CPA certificate.  Leslie's primary roles include supervising and preparing client financials, conducting reviews and coordinating audit requests from third parties.

Gloria Paredes

Senior Accountant

Gloria Paredes joined Besse, Carmona, and Partin, PC in August of 2019 as a Staff Accountant after graduating with her bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University. She handles bookkeeping, company clean ups, recruiting, preparation of financial statements, and tax returns. On behalf of the company, Gloria takes part in recruiting and marketing. Gloria is also working on obtaining her CPA certification. She is a proud mother of two little boys.

Michelle Tran

Senior Accountant

Michelle Tran joined Besse, Carmona, and Partin, PC in February of 2020 as a Staff Accountant. She graduated from the University of Houston with a double major in Finance and Supply Chain Management in 2011. Soon after graduating she began her career working for the Finance Department at Toyota for eight years. Michelle handles bookkeeping, payroll, and financial statement preparation.

Alvaro Echeverria

Staff Accountant

Alvaro Echeverria joined Besse, Carmona, and Partin, PC in January of 2022 as a Staff Accountant. He graduated with his bachelor's degree in General Business with a minor in Accounting from the University of Houston in August 2020. Alvaro handles tax returns, client bookkeeping, and financial statement preparation. He aspires to obtain a CPA certification.

Carlie Range

Staff Accountant

Carlie Range joined Besse, Carmona, and Partin, PC in May of 2021 as a Staff Accountant after graduating with her bachelor's degree in Accounting from Texas A&M University. She handles client bookkeeping, financial statement preparation, and recruiting. Additionally, Carlie aspires to obtain her CPA certification.

Brittney Russell

Staff Accountant

Brittney Russell joined Besse, Carmona, and Partin, PC in May of 2022 as a Staff Accountant after graduating from the University of Houston with her bachelor's degree in Finance. She is currently working on obtaining her master's degree in Accounting from Texas A&M at Corpus Christi. Brittney's primary responsibilities are bookkeeping among other projects as needed.

Kaitlyn Tran

Staff Accountant

Kaitlyn Tran joined Besse, Carmona, and Partin, PC in March 2021 as an intern and became a full time Staff Accountant in May. She graduated from the University of Houston in the Spring of 2021 with a bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management. She handles bookkeeping and financial statement preparation along with other various projects.

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Elizabeth Davis

Bookkeeper

Elizabeth Davis joined Besse, Carmona, and Partin, PC in August of 2011.  Elizabeth's current responsibilities include general accounting, bookkeeping and banking management. Before joining the BCP's team, Elizabeth was the HR Accounting Manager at Brand Allen Architects, Inc. for ten years with offices in Houston and San Francisco.  Elizabeth is a 1986 graduate of Brazoswood High School and attended college through her Junior year prior to starting a family. Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her husband of twenty-five years and two sons.

Terri Cloud

Bookkeeper

Terri Cloud joined the Besse, Carmona, and Partin, PC team in October of 2018.  She brings nearly 30 years of experience from various industries, including eight years of accounting and analytics in the natural gas field, and eighteen years as the Accounting Manager for a commercial refrigeration company.  Currently, Terri's main responsibilities are bookkeeping for several clients and tackling other various projects as needed.

Jena Heap

Bookkeeper

Jena Heap joined Besse, Carmona, and Partin, PC team in June of 2020. She brings over thirty-three years of experience from various industries to build a career from the front desk to managing the accounting office. The last twelve years she has been in the remodeling and construction industry. Jena's primary responsibilities are bookkeeping for several clients and other projects as needed. Jena's off time includes playing tennis, horseback riding, and spending quality time with her family.

Jody Swindell

Receptionist

Jody Swindell joined Besse, Carmona, and Partin, PC in January 2019. Jody contributes her 6 years of Receptionist and Administrative experience. Prior to coming to BCP, Jody was the Office Manager for an Oil Company here in Houston. Jody also worked in the Mortgage-Lending industry for roughly 20 years gaining knowledge in many departments. Jody is a native Houstonian, went to Sharpstown High School and attended College at S.F.A., Nacogdoches. In addition, Jody is the mother of 2 young men and grandmother to 3 adorable grandchildren.