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Cantrell & Associates is an established Dallas-based CPA firm specializing in accounting, audit, tax and management services.

You Have Questions And We Are Here To Help

Cantrell & Associates are available to assist you as we all endure the challenges brought upon us by COVID-19.

Our Website has up to date information regarding the Pandemic Crisis and how it affects you and your loved ones.  Current Tax and Financial Information is available as it is released.

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We are a nation amid times of cultural conflict and diversity regarding where we stand:

      Politically, Religiously, Generationally, Socially and Racially

There is only one thing that is certain.  We are all human beings and need to stand together to find a solution to this pandemic that threatens all of us.  We need more understanding, compassion and the willingness to put personal opinions and choices aside and come together as one.

    “This is the Ultimate Solution without Interest and Penalties”

Peter L. Cantrell, CPA

Managing Executive Director

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


  • 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


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


  • 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