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At Johnson & Sheldon, PLLC, we’re transforming the meaning of financial consulting by helping our clients achieve results-driven financial solutions.

Based in Amarillo, TX, and with additional locations in Hereford and Pampa, TX, we’re a leading accounting firm in the Texas Panhandle that combines over 30 years of industry experience. Our staff is affiliated with AICPA, the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, and we’re up to date with industry standards set in place by the RSM US Alliance.

Whether you need help at tax time or year-round, we’re the firm that’s dedicated to helping you achieve financial security, stability, and long-term success.

We look forward to meeting you!

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Our Philosophy

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From individuals and families to small and medium-sized businesses, clients throughout the Texas Panhandle have relied on our accounting firm for over three decades. At Johnson & Sheldon, PLLC, we’re a team of highly-skilled professionals who work hard to be a resource that provides value to our clients, their businesses, and their personal lives.

Every client is unique when it comes to their financial goals and needs. We believe that personalizing our services is a surefire way to help every individual optimize their future financial success.

We’re committed to establishing professional working relationships with our clients and delivering our services in an efficient and timely manner. We’re aggressive and prepared to design special programs that help our clients overcome financial obstacles and pave the way to success.

Meet the Team

Richard Blankenship, CPA-Partner

Richard Blankenship, Johnson & Sheldon, PLLC, TX

Richard is the partner primarily responsible for directing accounting and auditing services for Johnson & Sheldon, PLLC. With 32 years of experience in public accounting much of his time is spent managing the Firm’s largest corporate business clients providing audit and accounting, taxation and optimization and consulting services. He maintains responsibility and oversight for preparation and issuance of GAAP financial statements at all levels of service along with income tax services, including for complex consolidated organizations. Industry expertise includes:

  • Financial Institutions
  • Privately-Owned Service and Retail Businesses, primarily pass-through entities and their owners
  • Construction Contractors
  • Retirement and Employee Benefit Plans
  • Non-Profit, Foundation and Governmental Entities

Annually, Richard attends audit, accounting and tax continuing professional education from RSM US, LLP, AICPA and the TSCPA. Richard sits on RSM US, LLP Alliance (the nation’s 5th largest accounting firm in the U.S.) Audit and Accounting peer group and has facilitated discussion topics at past meetings. He also maintains his OMB CIrcular A-133 yellow book qualifications. Richard is a 1990 graduate of West Texas State University, a past United Way Loaned Executive and team leader and part president and board member of the Panhandle Chapter of the Texas Society of CPA’s.

Richard is the partner primarily responsible for the Firm’s quality control and manages the Firm’s tri-annual peer review, for which the Firm received an unqualified opinion for the Firm’s most recent 2022 peer review conducted by Crowe, LLP, the nation’s 9th largest accounting firm in the U.S.

Beginning January 1, 2023, Richard will officially transition to the Firm’s Managing Partner role also overseeing the day-to-day affairs of the Firm as a whole.

Richard is a member of:

  • American Institute of CPAs
  • Panhandle Chapter of Texas Society of CPAs
  • Texas Society of CPAs
  • RSM US, LLP Alliance Audit and Accounting Peer Group

Terry A. Sheldon, CPA-Partner

Terry A. Sheldon, Johnson & Sheldon, PLLC, TX

Terry has over 30 years of experience in public accounting, auditing, and serving tax clients. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University with experience in wholesale, retail, construction, financial institutions, and cooperative organizations.

He is actively involved in many civic organizations and community events. Terry sits on the Amarillo College Foundation Board and is a past president of the Amarillo Botanical Gardens. He is also a member of:

● American Institute of CPAs
● Panhandle Chapter of Texas Society of CPAs
● Texas Society of CPAs

He is a past president of the Panhandle Chapter of Texas Society of CPAs and is also a member of the National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives.

Jeff Joyce, CPA-Partner

Jeff Joyce, Johnson & Sheldon, PLLC, TX

Jeff brings over 20 years of tax and accounting experience to the firm. He managed the tax department at Johnson & Sheldon, PLLC for five years.

He earned his BBA in Accounting from West Texas A&M in 1994. At Johnson & Sheldon, PLLC, his responsibilities include leading the tax department, coordinating and reviewing tax and accounting services, and consulting on complex accounting and tax matters.

Jeff is a member of:

● Panhandle Chapter of TSCPA
● RSM McGladrey, Inc.

He is a former member of the Board of Trustees of Vega ISD in Vega, TX, where he lives with his wife, Sara, and their three children.

Chris Pace, CPA-Partner

Chris Pace, Partner, Johnson & Sheldon, PLLC, TX

Chris has 15 years experience in public accounting, and has served as manager of the Firm’s employee benefit audit practice for 8+ years. He also helps to manage the Firm’s financial institution practice.

Chris is a 2005 graduate from West Texas A&M University with a BBA and Masters in Accounting. He maintains his CPA license and is a member of the AICPA, TSCPA and PCTSCPA. He has also served a past President of the Panhandle Chapter of the Texas Society of CPA’s and is currently a Board member.

He lives in Amarillo with his wife Brooke and their 3 children. He is an avid, though mediocre, golfer and enjoys time on the course with friends and family.

Alicia Pickens, CPA-Partner

Alicia currently directs Johnson & Sheldon’s Client Advisory Services group, providing outsourced accounting and business consulting services to clients throughout the Texas panhandle. While church and non-profit organizations are a primary focus, the CAS group provides outsourced accounting and advisory services for a variety of industries including retail and services businesses using the latest technology to streamline and automate the processes.

Alicia has over 17 years of public accounting experience providing both accounting and tax services to clients in a variety of industries including but not limited to the following:

  • Non-Profit and Religious Organizations
  • Online and On-Site Retail
  • Healthcare
  • Agriculture
  • Retail and Services
  • Construction and Fabrication

Alicia has her certificate in Client Advisory Services from the AICPA. She works to stay current on changes in technology and accounting standards by attending relevant CPE courses, conferences and workshops provided through the RSM US, LLP Alliance, the AICPA, and other reliable vendors.

Alicia is a member of:

  • American Institute of CPAs
  • Panhandle Chapter of Texas Society of CPAs (current Board member)
  • Texas Society of CPAs
  • Patsy’s Place – Financial Coach to women re-entering society after incarceration
  • The Loft Church – Serves on various ministry teams

Interested in joining our team? Learn more about career opportunities at Johnson & Sheldon, PLLC!

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  • Johnson & Sheldon, PLLC
    Amarillo Location
    500 S Taylor St Suite 200
    Amarillo, TX 79101

    Phone: 806-371-7661
    Fax: 806-371-0529

    Johnson & Sheldon, PLLC
    Pampa Location
    2004 N. Hobart
    Pampa, TX 79065

    Phone: 806-665-8429
    Fax: 806-665-8804

    Johnson & Sheldon, PLLC
    Hereford Location
    119 E 4th St
    Hereford TX 79045

    Phone: 806-364-4686
    Fax: 806-364-0826

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