Professionals

John Ed Welch, CPA

Partner

Experience:

John Ed has over 40 years of public accounting experience. While nearly all of it has been with Welch, Couch & Company, PA, early in his career he worked for a predecessor to Ernst & Young. John Ed has extensive experience in not-for-profit and governmental accounting and auditing. He has also worked closely with financial institutions performing both internal and external audits of financial institutions. He also provides management consultation and taxation services.

Associations:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Board member of the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation

Jeff D. Welch, CPA, JD

Partner

Experience:

Jeff is a certified public accountant and an attorney licensed in the state of Arkansas. He has over fourteen years of accounting experience working in the areas of taxation, auditing and business consulting. Prior to joining Welch, Couch & Company, PA, he worked for a national and a regional accounting firm both located in Little Rock, Arkansas. Jeff works in all areas of income taxation planning and compliance. His work also includes auditing, business consulting, estate planning, business planning and structuring, and IRS representation. Jeff has handled complex tax situations and has worked extensively on multistate tax returns with individuals and businesses in a broad range of industries.

Associations:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Bar Association
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Treasurer of the Southern Missouri Homebuilders Association
  • Missouri Bar Association

William T. Couch, Jr., CPA, FHFMA

Partner

Experience:

Bill has 30 years of experience and five years with Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield, Inc., Medicare Audit Division. His specialties include healthcare auditing and Medicare cost report preparation.

Associations:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA)
  • Past President of the Arkansas chapter of HFMA
  • Zone Chairman of Independence County Ducks Unlimited