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About Our Firm

About Our Firm

For years, JWCK, Ltd. has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses. Our expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as audits, financial statements, and financial planning.

JWCK, Ltd. is one of the leading firms in and throughout the area. By combining our expertise, experience and the team mentality of our staff, we assure that every client receives the close analysis and attention they deserve. Our dedication to high standards, hiring of seasoned tax professionals, and work ethic is the reason our client base returns year after year.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients' needs through research and sound analysis. JWCK, Ltd. 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 JWCK, Ltd. receive competent and timely advice.

Our Team

 

Clarence W. Jordan, CPA, opened his accounting office on December 24, 1961, at 1321 Central Avenue.  He had previously been employed with a local accounting firm for 12 years in the position of junior accountant through CPA staff manager.  Mr. Jordan retired in April of 1991, and passed away September 20, 2009.

 

In May 1965, Joe L. Woosley, CPA, joined Mr. Jordan to form the partnership of Jordan and Woosley.  Mr. Woosley, a native of Kentucky, met Mr. Jordan at a professional development course in Memphis and later at a tax institute in Jackson, Mississippi.  Mr. Woosley came to Hot Springs from a Jackson, Mississippi CPA firm.  During the next six years, the firm continued to grow and was four times larger by June of 1972. 

In July 1972, Glen W. "Bill" Crone, CPA, joined the partnership; and the name changed to Jordan, Woosley, Crone & Company.  Mr. Crone, a longtime resident of Hot Springs, worked for 12 years for another CPA firm before joining the partnership.  Mr. Crone retired April 8, 2011 and passed away February 15, 2016.

 

In September 1975, Harry C. Keaton, CPA, joined the partners to form a professional corporation to continue and expand the practice of public accounting under the style of Jordan, Woosley, Crone & Keaton, Ltd.  Mr. Jordan and Mr. Keaton met in 1950 when Mr. Keaton trained Mr. Jordan while both were employed by the same firm.  Mr. Keaton left a firm that he had helped establish and build since June 1954 and brought with him several, outstanding employees to join the Firm.  This increased the total number of employees to approximately 25.  Mr. Keaton retired in November of 2005, and passed away January 20, 2006.

 

Offices remained at the original location until January of 1976 when the Firm moved to its present location at 126 Hobson Avenue.

 

Effective May 1, 1978, Gary D. Welch, CPA, CVA, became a principal in the Firm.  Mr. Welch worked with Mr. Keaton since January 1974, and was one of the employees who joined the Firm in September 1975.

 

Effective May 1, 1983, Dennis C. Fason, CPA, and Jimmy M. Pate, CPA, CBA, CVA, became principals in the Firm.  The Firm had employed Mr. Fason and Mr. Pate for approximately five years.

 

Effective September 1, 2018, Christina B. Ellis, CPA and Courtney W. Moore, CPA, CFE, CGMA, became principals in the Firm.  The Firm had employed Mrs. Ellis for 14 years and Mr. Moore for 3 years.

 

The Firm name officially changed from Jordan, Woosley, Crone & Keaton, Ltd. to JWCK, Ltd January 10, 2019.