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Cantrell & Associates

  • 12160 Abrams Road, Suite 509, LB-30
  • Dallas, TX 75243
  • P: 972-690-4233
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Peter L. Cantrell, CPA

Managing Executive Director
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Peter L. Cantrell, CPA

Managing Executive Director

BACKGROUND

Cantrell & Associates, a Professional Corporation

Officer of corporation including executive in charge of Dallas office; July, 1983 to present

Real Estate Development

Original co-founder of residential real estate development company

National Food & Beverage, Inc.

Family owned manufacturing business

Cattle and Equine Operations

Family owned business involved in cattle operations and thoroughbred horses, including breeding, selling and racing

Ernst & Young, formerly Ernst & Ernst

Tax manager in Dallas, Texas office; June, 1973 to July, 1983

SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE

Mr. Cantrell began his career in public accounting with Ernst & Ernst. During his audit experience, he was senior in charge of audits for various manufacturing companies, such as, Frontier Manufacturing Companies, Spectradyne, Inc., Gifford Hill and Gifford Hill American, Scientific Communications, Inc. and E-Systems, Inc. These relationships continued throughout his career at Ernst & Ernst with certain relationships continuing after the formation of Cantrell & Associates. After two years of auditing experience, he was promoted to the tax section of the firm. He became a tax executive within the Dallas office of Ernst & Ernst. During his employment with Ernst & Ernst, he became a regional coordinator of oil and gas and real estate taxation in addition to a national conference leader and lecturer in the area of corporate formation, liquidation and reorganiza­tion.

After Ernst & Ernst, he formed the local certified public account­ing firm Cantrell & Associates. His involvement has developed this local firm to the forefront of U.S and international taxation and business consulting in the Dallas marketplace as well as the real estate taxation industry.  This includes locally and within the boundaries of the state taxation of the real estate industry

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Economics, University of Oklahoma; Member of both Dean and President Honors Lists from the School of Business

AFFILIATIONS

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Dallas Chapter of Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants

Timothy Loposer, CPA

Director
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BACKROUND

Cantrell & Associates, A Professional Corporation

Director - 1989 to present

Spicer & Oppenhheim, Dallas, Texas

Tax Manager; 1987-1989

Arthur White & Company, Dallas, Texas

Partner -1976-1987

SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE

Mr. Loposer’s career in public accounting is largely focused on assisting and consulting with individuals, families, and their closely-held businesses in the management of their financial affairs, and in assisting them in dealing proactively with the cycle of changes and transitions which occur over their lifespans.

INDUSTRIES

  • Income tax planning and compliance services (Federal, state, and local taxation)
  • Financial reporting assistance and compliance work
  • Wealth transfer planning and compliance services, including estate and gift tax services
  • Transactional planning, structuring and implementation services
  • Client representation over a broad range of matters
  • Industry specific expertise gained through his work with his clients

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, University of Texas at Arlington; Graduated with Honors; Beta Gamma Sigma; Beta Alpha Psi

AFFILIATIONS

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants

C. Michael Powell, CPA

Senior Tax Manager
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C. Michael Powell, CPA

972-690-4233, Ext. 138
Email: mpowell@ztax.com

BACKGROUND

Cantrell & Associates, P.C.

Sr. Tax Manager -1994 to Present

SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE

Mr. Powell joined Cantrell & Associates in January 1994 and has over twenty-five years of experience in public accounting. Throughout his career at Cantrell & Associates, Michael has been exposed to a variety of business industries, including real estate, advertising, financial management services, and oil and gas.  Michael also provides tax services to individuals, family offices, trusts, and private foundations.  He joined Cantrell & Associates concentrating on the tax practice, but also has experience in the preparation of compiled financial statements and providing accounting assistance. 

EDUCATION

Texas Tech University  

Master of Science in Accounting  (December 1993)

AFFILIATIONS

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Dallas Chapter of Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants

Bruce Sostak, CPA

Senior Tax Manager
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Bruce Sostak, CPA

972-690-4233, Ext. 133
Email: bsostak@ztax.com

 BACKGROUND

Cantrell & Associates, P.C.

Sr. Tax Manager - August 1996 to Present

  SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE

Mr. Sostak joined Cantrell & Associates in 1996 and has over twenty three years of experience in public accounting.  Bruce has been working as a senior tax consultant in the following industries: 

  • Investment Partnerships
  • Real Estate
  • Motor Vehicle Dealerships, Used
  • Non Profit
  • Oil & Gas
  • Farming and Ranching
  • Individual tax

Bruce provides tax services and bookkeeping to individuals, families, trusts and non profits. 

EDUCATION

University of Northern Iowa

Bachelor of Arts in Financial Management with a Computer Science Minor

 AFFILIATIONS 

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (Member)
  • Member of Not-for Profit of AICPA
  • Member of Junior Chamber International Senate, National Program Manager 

CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Public Accountant, Texas 

HOBBIES 

  • Golfing and Touring the Country
  • Enjoys spending his free time with his three children and two grandchildren

Thomas Palmeri, CPA

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Thomas Palmeri, CPA

972-690-4233, Ext. 100
Email: ts@ztax.com@ztax.com

 BACKGROUND

Cantrell & Associates

Tax Account 2015 to present

  SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Individual
  • Partnership
  • Corporate
  • Estate & Trusts
  • Gift

EDUCATION

B.S. Accounting, San Diego State University

AFFILIATIONS

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountant 

HOBBIES

Tom spends most of his free time golfing, reading, and gardening

Rhea Shay Myers, Operations Manager

Firm Administrator
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Rhea Shay Myers, Administrator

972-690-4233, Ext. 131
Email: rsmyersztax.com@ztax.com

 BACKGROUND

Cantrell & Associates

Administrator - October 2018 to Present

  SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE

Rhea Shay joined Cantrell & Associates in October 2018 bringing her passion, desire and willingness to settle for nothing less than excellence.

She has played an integral role in the customer service and organizational strength of our company.  As an Administrator, she planned and coordinated a total reorganization of our office functionally as well as cosmetically.   In the short span of one year she seamlessly transformed Cantrell & Associates internally by starting with the filing system. She moved the firm from a paper filing system to a total paperless platform in three months time.  In the following months she demolished and remodeled the floor space of 25 years into a new open concept environment. She currently oversees the office day to day operations and coordinating the business office and staff needs.

Rhea Shay has over twenty years experience in managing corporate offices and start ups for medical practices.

EDUCATION

Altoona School of Commerce, Altoona Pennsylvania

Business Administration, Certified Medical Assistant

 AFFILIATIONS

  • Park Cities Baptist Church Bible Study Class - Dallas, Texas
  • Prodigal Ministry Watermark Church- Dallas, Texas

 HOBBIES

  • Loves entertaining family and friends
  • Always has a fabulous garden
  • Consults friends and acquaintances creating comfort and value in their space with fresh ideas for the home, office and personal needs.

Teri Salazar-Sanchez

Receptionist
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Teri Salazar-Sanchez, Front Office Reception

972-690-4233, Ext. 100

Email: tsanchez@ztax.com

BACKGROUND

Cantrell & Associates, P.C.  

Front Office Reception - 1996 to Present

  SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE

Teri has been with Cantrell and Associates for over 23 years.  She handles clerical and administrative duties as well management and client relations.  She also aids in preparation of financial documents such as invoices and accounts receivable.   

 EDUCATION

  •  High School – Hillcrest High School, Dallas Texas
  •  El Centro College – Dallas Texas

 HOBBIES

 Teri enjoys spending time with her family and grandchildren

Amy Wang, CPA

Tax Accountant
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Amy Wang, CPA

972-690-4233  Ext. 125

Email: awang@ztax.com

BACKGROUND

Cantrell & Associates, P.C.

Tax Staff Accountant - September 2016 to Present

SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE

Amy has been with Cantrell & Associates over three years. She began her career as a tax accountant in 2016. She holds a MS in accounting and has experience in tax preparation, state sales tax, accounting services, payroll services, etc.

Her honesty, integrity and professionalism are making her become a competent CPA.  Professionally, she enjoys the challenge of identifying and solving problems, assisting partners and coworkers, and contributing to the firm.  We all know Amy as a trusted friend with a heart to serve.

CERTIFICATIONS

Certificated Public Accountant (CPA), Texas

EDUCATION

Master of Science in Accounting, The University of Texas at Dallas

INDUSTRIES

  • Tax Preparation and Financial Services
  • Audits
  • Real Estate
  • Oil and Gas
  • Family Trusts
  • Investment Partnerships

AFFILIATIONS

  • American Institute of Certificate Public Accountants (Member)
    Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (Member)

HOBBIES

  • Amy likes to travel abroad to visit family and friends
  • She bilingual in Engligh and Chinese
  • She also enjoys playing the Guzheng
  • She loves to swim, read, and of course, shop

Yana Shaleva

Tax Associate
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Yana Shaleva

972-690-4233, Ext. 140

Email: yshaleva@ztax.com

BACKGROUND

Cantrell & Associates, P.C.

Tax Accounting Associate – October 2016 to Present

  SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE

Yana joined Cantrell & Associates as an intern in January 2016 and became a full-time Tax Associate in October 2016. Her current responsibilities include the preparation and review of corporate, partnership and individual income tax returns, as well as state income and franchise tax returns. She also helps clients with their various accounting needs such as reconciling accounting files necessary for tax compliance, bookkeeping, bank reconciliations, payroll processing and preparation of internal and external financial statements.

EDUCATION

Yana earned her Bachelor of Business Administration with Honors from the American University of Bulgaria.

She completed her Master of Science in Accounting at UT Dallas where she was the recipient of the Dean’s Excellence scholarship and the Student Impact Graduate scholarship.

Yana is a certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor and is currently working towards becoming a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas. 

HOBBIES

  • Outside of work Yana enjoys reading, international travel to visit her parents, sister and friends.  She is bilingual – English and Bulgarian
  • She enjoys shopping, running and spending time with her dog, Crimson

Yan Shen

Accounting Intern
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Yadong (Doris) Huang

Accounting Intern
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Phone
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Director

972-690-4233 ext. 127
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John S. Hammett, CPA

Director
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BACKGROUND

Cantrell & Associates, A Professional Corporation 

Tax Accountant - 1985 to Present

Placid Oil Company, Delhi International Oil Corporation, Hrubetz Oil Company

Oil and Gas Accountant; 1975-1985

Arthur Young & Company

Staff Accountant; 1974-1975

SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE

John has over forty years experience in public accounting and industry providing services to a broad range of businesses, including oil and gas, manufacturing, wholesale/retail businesses and not for profit organizations. John spent the first ten years of his career as an accountant in the oil and gas industry. He joined Cantrell & Associates in 1985, concentrating in the tax and audit area of the practice. John is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Baylor University.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, Baylor University; Graduated Magna Cum Laude

AFFILIATIONS

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Dallas Chapter of Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants

Our Philosophy

Simply stated, the experience of our principals and associates enables the firm to provide its clients with services of the highest quality at cost effective rates.

- Peter Cantrell

Meet the Directors

Timothy Loposer, CPA

Director

John S. Hammett, CPA

Director