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About Us

About Our Firm

Since 1985, Simmons & Associates, PLLC has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to individuals and businesses in the Central Arkansas Area and throughout the region.  We specialize in individual taxation, and small business accounting, taxation, and consulting.  Our experienced and dedicated staff takes pride in making sure every client receives the colse analysis and attention they deserve.  We believe the greatest measure of our success lies in seeing our clients exceed their financial goals.


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. Simmons & Associates, 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 Simmons & Associates, PLLC receive competent and timely advice.

Our Team

Tom Ed Simmons, CPA Managing Member

Tom Ed specializes in small business accounting, taxation, and consulting; servicing a wide range of clients from construction contractors to health care practitioners. He joined the firm in 1996 after working with a regional accounting firm. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in accounting from Harding University in 1993.

Tom Ed is a member of the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants, Arkansas Society of Accountants. In 2006, he was appointed by then Governor Mike Huckabee to serve a five year term on the Arkansas Board of Public Accounting. Tom Ed served as president of this board in 2009 – 2010.

Tom Ed is married to Amy Simmons. They have two children, Austin and Abby.

Tom Simmons, PA

The founding member of Simmons & Associates, Tom has been involved in public accounting since 1985. Tom specializes in individual and small business taxation and consulting, with an emphasis on convenience stores and restaurants. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in accounting from Henderson State University in 1968.

Tom is a member of the Arkansas Society of Accountants (where he previously served as president). He also currently serves as the treasurer of National Park Church. He is married to Joyce Simmons, and they have 4 grown children and nine grandchildren.

Trey Tucker, CPA, Member

Trey joined the firm in 2011 after experience with both a regional accounting firm and a local firm. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in accounting in 2006 from Harding University. His experience includes providing accounting and taxation services to both small businesses and individuals specializing in the hotel and lodging areas. He also provides QuickBooks consultation.

Trey is a member of the Arkansas Society of Certified Accountants, the Arkansas Society of Accountants (where he currently serves as President Elect) and the National Society of Accountants. Trey is married to Leslie Jo Tucker. They have one son, Jack.

Michael Rivera

Michael earned his associate degree in accounting from National Park Community College and joined the firm 2007. He specializes in small business accounting and payroll services.

Michael has two sons, Isaac and Jacob.

Joyce Simmons

Employed with the firm since 1985, Joyce has significant experience in small business accounting and payroll tax issues. Starting January 2012, Joyce is slowing down to a part time work schedule in order to spend more time enjoying her nine grandchildren.

Clair Tryon, CPA

Clair earned her Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in accounting from Henderson State University in 2011 and a Masters in Business Administration in Accounting in 2012. Prior to joining Simmons & Associates, she worked with Keith Smith Companies as an accountant. Clair serves as a small business accountant for Simmons & Associates.

Clair is married to Brandon who is a school teacher and praise and worship leader.

Amber Bell

Amber joined the Simmons & Associates team after experience with a local bank as a branch manager. Amber is a Hot Springs native graduating from Fountain Lake High School and obtained her Associates of Science degree from National Park College in 2010. Amber serves the Simmons & Associates team as a payroll specialist. Amber and her husband Dave have one son Gavin.