About the Firm
Counting Pennies had its beginnings in a small apartment complex in the southern US.
We began by advertising on flyers shoved beneath windshield wipers and in doors, offering promotions
to residents in nearby apartment complexes. From those humble beginnings, we have expanded to a firm that provides services for both individuals and businesses throughout the country.
Despite our growth, we preserve our primary mandate of personal interaction with our customers. The success of this outlook is displayed by the number of customers who have remained with us since our inception. Those who start with us, stay with us. Our success is strengthened by our concentration on the two watchwords of our business that set us apart from other accounting firms: character and economy.
Randy Hughes, EA
Randy is the Owner and Founder of Counting Pennies LLC. Randy is an Enrolled Agent (EA) authorized to practice before the Internal Revenue Service. Originally from the MD/DC/VA metropolitan area, he has lived in various places such as New York, Arkansas, Florida, and even abroad in Jamaica. He comes from a family of business owners and educators and approaches numbers and accounting with passion and empathy.
In addition to graduating from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland with a Bachelor’s in Accounting, he has collected certifications in professional bookkeeping and taxation. After working in corporate accounting for many years in auditing, financial reporting, and as a Controller, he finally left full-time work to devote his secular efforts to Counting Pennies in 2009 while also maintaining a lifestyle that allows him to consistently give back through ongoing volunteer work for his community. He speaks two languages fluently and enjoys world travel.
Pamela serves as Office Manager for Counting Pennies and wears many hats while serving in that capacity. She assists the bookkeeping and tax prep teams, manages client payroll accounts and is the point of contact for clients who have questions or need assistance. The years spent working in her previous position as assistant to the director of the Arkansas Board of Nursing allowed her to transition smoothly into Counting Pennies as Randy’s Assistant.
Pamela went to college in her birthplace of Arkansas and obtained a degree in Administrative Office Technology. When not in the office, she is likely freelancing as a sign language interpreter or volunteering in her community. Two of her favorite places are New York and Hawaii, and she recently nurtured her newly discovered love for travel with outings to The Netherlands and Jamaica.
Holly is an Executive Assistant here at Counting Pennies LLC. She has over 15 years of experience in bookkeeping and office management. Holly helps with many of our back office projects and provides support for the admin and tax teams. She has extensive experience with Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Payroll, and Expense Reporting.
Holly is multi-lingual. She was born and raised in Southern California and she has since lived in New York, Alaska, Pennsylvania, and Mexico. She and her husband like to spend their free time volunteering in their community and traveling.
Dora is a Senior Accountant dedicated to assisting clients gain financial control as individuals or entrepreneurs. She brings to Counting Pennies a Bachelor’s in Accounting with an emphasis in Taxation and a well-rounded experience in corporate accounting, internal auditing, and performance analysis, all complementing her work with business startups and financial planning.
On a personal level, she enjoys travelling between the Carolinas and the Dominican Republic, is fluent in Spanish and has learned a third language to assist her volunteering work in minority communities both in the U.S. and abroad.
Laura is a Tax Professional with over 20 years of experience in various fields of accounting including: small business, corporate, non-profit, and higher-education. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting. Her bookkeeping experience has helped her to organize the finances of many various types of businesses. She is a gifted problem-solver and enjoys helping business owners read their financial statements.
Laura is originally from Arkansas and currently lives in Louisiana. She and her husband enjoy volunteering in the community, video production, and hiking. They have lived in six states and enjoy meeting new friends from all over the world.
Alicia is a seasoned Tax Professional with extensive experience in multi-state and military tax return preparation. With over 10 years of experience, she is committed to getting to know the taxpayer’s unique tax situation so as to help minimize overall tax liability.
Alicia was born and raised in New Mexico. She speaks Spanish and is fluent in American Sign Language. Her volunteerism has taken her abroad to Jamaica and back stateside to New York and Virginia.