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At Gowland, Morales & Smith PLLC, our dedication to superior client service fuels our passion to provide the highest quality professional financial service and guidance. We pride ourselves on being proactive and responsive to our clients’ inquiries and suggestions and would love an opportunity to explore how we can help you meet your financial goals.
We believe in the value of personal relationships and view every client relationship as a partnership because our success results from your success. 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.
About Our Firm
For years, Gowland, Morales & Smith PLLC has provided quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses. Our expertise ranges from basic accounting services to more in-depth financial services such as audits, financial statements, and financial planning.
Gowland, Morales & Smith PLLC is one of the leading firms in and throughout the area. By combining our expertise, experience, and the team mentality of our staff, all of our clients receive the close analysis and attention they deserve. Our dedication to high standards and work ethic is why our clients keep coming back year after year.
Our mission is to help our clients maintain financial viability in the present while taking a proactive approach to achieve their future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients’ needs through research and sound analysis. Gowland, Morales & Smith 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, Morales & Smith PLLC receive competent and timely advice.
Meet Our Partners
David Morales, CPA
David joined the firm in 1993 and became a partner/owner on 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 has served as president of the multi-state Southern and Western Accounting Group. He is a former three-term State Director (2013-2022) 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 and a board member of the Southside Rotary club. David currently serves as a Board of Director for the Ed Rachal Foundation. David and his wife, Betty, have two grown sons, Greg and Brian.
Jeffery Smith, CPA
Jeff graduated from Texas A&M University Kingsville with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Professional Accountancy in 2002. Jeff has been a CPA since 2010. Jeff worked for 11 years in the fuel industry and 5 years in the construction industry. Jeff made the switch to public accounting and joined the firm in 2018.
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
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.
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.
Jacob joined the firm in March 2023. He graduated with his bachelor’s in accounting from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi in December of 2022. He is currently in the Master of Accountancy program at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi with the goal of becoming a CPA. His ambition to become a CPA came from his family upbringing of hard work, dedication to his craft, and always giving respect to those in your path. His passion for accounting extends past the limits of the job and hopes to build lifelong relationships with those he encounters.
Benjamin joined the firm in April 2023. Ben has a Bachelor’s degree in both Accounting and Psychology. He is currently pursuing a Master’s in Accounting with a steadfast goal of becoming a Certified Public Accountant. He is an active member of the Texas Society of CPAs and understands the importance of staying at the forefront of industry knowledge.
Kimberly joined the firm in September 2023. She graduated from Texas A&M University-Kingsville in December 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. She then continued her education at Texas A&M University-Kingsville where she graduated with a Master of Business Administration in May 2023. She plans to continue learning while gaining experience to begin the journey to become a CPA.
Office Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper
Christine joined the firm in August 2023. She graduated from Southern Careers Institute with a certificate in Business Administration. She is continuing her education to earn an Associates in Business Administration and certificate in Accounting. She is the office administrative assistant and takes on bookkeeping responsibilities for our write-up clients.