Our firm first launched in 1979, starting with write up and tax services. We were one of the first accounting firms in the area to utilize computers to improve our client services, and we’ve been early adopters of advanced technologies ever since—always with a focus on enhancing the client experience. Since 1979, we’ve grown considerably, and today we offer a full range of services including accounting, bookkeeping, tax preparation and planning, full-service payroll, and controllership services.
With a strong client-focus, our team is dedicated to building positive, valued relationships with clients—which is why our clients feel at home working in partnership with us. We make it our main goal to gain an intimate understanding of your business needs and financial objectives in order to develop a customized plan to help you reach both your immediate and long-term goals.
Meet Our Team
We are a team of accomplished and dedicated professionals, committed to delivering expert accounting solutions with personalized customer service. We invite you to contact us directly and look forward to getting to know you on a personal level.
Paul T. Wells, CPA
Paul launched the firm in 1979 and has been serving the Paris, Texas and surrounding communities since. He is responsible for overseeing all firm operations and offers expertise in the areas of financial statements, tax preparation and planning, and controller services. He graduated from Baylor University with a BBA in accounting. Paul is a member of the Texas Society of CPA’s and enjoys tennis, collegiate sports, and stamp collecting in his spare time.
Lynn launched the firm in 1979 with Paul and has been an integral part of serving clients and growing the business. She is responsible for overseeing firm operations and offers expertise in the areas of financial statements and tax preparation and planning. She graduated from Baylor University with a BBA in accounting. In her spare time, Lynn enjoys reading, metalsmithing, glass fusing, and knitting.
Rebecca Clifford, CPA
Rebecca joined the firm in 1990 with expertise in tax preparation and tax research. Prior to joining Paul T. Wells, CPA, she worked for seven years at Pricewaterhouse and was a sole practitioner in Paris for five years after that. Rebecca earned a BBA in accounting from Texas Christian University and is a member of the Texas Society of CPAs and the AICPA.
Neta Painter, CPA
Neta moved to Paris and joined the firm in 2006, offering more than 20 years of accounting and tax experience. She is responsible for tax preparation and review for individuals, corporations, partnerships, estates, and non-profits, as well as state franchise tax returns. She is also responsible for accounting services including review of monthly, quarterly, and annual financials prepared by bookkeepers; IRS, TWC, and state comptroller correspondence; and state tax audit representation. She earned a BBA in accounting from Lamar University and is a member of the Texas Society of CPAs. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family, scrapbooking, camping, and being a troop committee member and treasurer for Boy Scouts of America.
Jenny McNeal, CPA
Jenny joined the firm while still in college in 2006. She is responsible for internal firm management systems; preparation of 1040, 1065, 1120, and Texas franchise tax returns; and monthly write-up for QuickBooks clients. She earned a bachelor’s degree in professional accountancy and a Master’s in business administration from Texas A&M University-Commerce. Jenny is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor. She spends most of her spare time with family, and also enjoys hunting, reading, and crafting.