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 is the Owner and Founder of Counting Pennies LLC. 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.
Meet Our Team
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 is looking forward to taking her first international outing to Ireland and The Netherlands in 2019.
Holly is an Accounting 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.
Jeff is a Tax Accountant and Enrolled Agent – a tax adviser who is a federally authorized tax practitioner empowered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Jeff has experience with managing tax offices and in the preparation of tax returns. His experience shines in dealing with individual income taxes and in helping taxpayers make sense of their own unique situations.
Outside of the office, he enjoys travel, experiencing different cultures, and giving back to the community.
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.
Lance has more than 15 years of experience in the accounting field. He’s originally from Washington, DC but currently lives in Indianapolis, Indiana. His family is from Guyana, South America and a large portion of his family are business owners and accountants.
In addition to graduating from the University of the District of Columbia with a Bachelor’s in Accounting, he is Certified as a Professional Bookkeeper and has 10 plus years of Accounting experience for Government Contractors. His volunteer work has allowed him to consistently assist families to have a better life by improving their communication and happiness.