We work with you on a personal level to determine the best solutions for your unique needs, then leverage our seasoned expertise to achieve the best possible results.
We are your trusted partner in success. Our firm is large enough to offer a full range of professional services at a fair price, but small enough to give you the individual attention that you deserve.
Rest assured that when a need arises, our firm is ready and capable to handle everything for you so you can focus on what matters most to you.
Partner: Joel F. Hawkins, CPA
Joel Hawkins, a resident of Conway and active member of the community, has 45 years of experience as an accounting professional. Prior to establishing his own practice in Conway, Joel was an associate with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co., and expanded his career with a role as a corporate accountant for a multi-state life insurance company. He taught accounting, tax and auditing courses at the university level in excess of 20 years. He is a member of the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants. He has served many years as a reviewer for the Arkansas Board of Public Accountancy’s Quality Review Program.
Joel is a 1967 graduate of the University of Central Arkansas with a BBA degree and a 1968 graduate of the University of Arkansas with an MBA degree.
Partner: Brittani N. Garrett, CPA
Brittani Garrett, a native of south Arkansas, came to Conway in 2001 to attend the University of Central Arkansas. She graduated summa cum laude with a BBA degree in 2005 and obtained a Master of Accountancy degree in 2006.
After college, Brittani began her career at BKD, a national firm, where she developed a specialty in government and not-for-profit audits. In 2009 Brittani came back to Conway to join Joel and quickly expanded her career to include tax and consulting services for individuals and small business.
Brittani serves as a reviewer for the Arkansas Board of Public Accountancy’s Quality Review Program, is a member of the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants, and is a graduate of the Faulkner County Leadership Institute. She was honored by the Conway Chamber of Commerce as Young Business Leader of 2011 and by the Kiwanis Club of Conway, where she is an active member, as Kiwanian of the year for 2012-2013.
Senior Staff: Haley M. Gardner, CPA
Haley joined our team in 2015 and has over three years of public accounting experience. She began her career as an auditor with JPMS Cox, PLLC in Little Rock, Arkansas, where she gained experience working on audit, review, and compliance engagements serving clients in multiple industries with an emphasis on manufacturing, construction, and not-for-profit entities.
Haley enjoys volunteering in the community and currently serves a member of Junior Auxiliary of Conway. She is also a member of the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Haley attended college at the University of Central Arkansas where she obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting in 2011 and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance in 2013. Haley received her Certified Public Accountant designation in November 2014.
Accountant: Kim M. Cooper
Kim Cooper is a QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor and a vital member of the firm since 2001. Kim performs all monthly and quarterly bookkeeping functions including payroll processing and reporting, sales tax reporting, preparation of adjusting journal entries, reconciliation of complex accounts, and compiling monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements. Kim also plays an active role in office management.
Kim graduated magna cum laude from Arkansas Tech University with a BBA degree in 1996. She receives annual continuing education in compilation and review, sales tax, QuickBooks and other areas as needed to stay current on technical issues.
Receptionist & Bookkeeper: Heather Van Kampen
Heather Van Kampen performs all receptionist duties as well as assists with data entry, bank reconciliations and payroll processing functions. Heather is dynamic and thorough in all endeavors. With 15 years of office experience, she is well versed in multitasking and customer service.
Heather attended Central Baptist College. She joined the team at Hawkins & Garrett, CPA’s, PLLC in 2011.