Russell A. Guthrie, CPA


Russell A. Guthrie

“In business, if you take care of your clients and employees – the rest takes care of itself.”


Since 1984, Russell has been providing public accounting services, including tax planning and preparation for individuals, corporations and partnerships, with emphasis of financing work with financial institutions, oil and gas, agriculture and service companies. As a managing partner, Russell is the face of the firm within the community.

When working with Russell, clients can expect a business partner who prides himself in being both available and responsive to their needs. He prides himself in being a valuable resource, always looking out for his clients’ best interests.

In his free time, Russell enjoys spending time with his family and exploring the great outdoors. The view of the sunrise is almost as gratifying as the solitude he seeks while hunting and fishing. To relax, you can find Russell watching his favorite sports teams which include Texas A&M University and college basketball.



  • Texas Society of CPAs (TSCPA), Member
  • American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), Member
  • Association of International CPAs
  • Texas Bankers Association (TBA), Associate Member
  • Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT), Associate Member


  • Certified Public Accountant


  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture – Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas
  • Master of Science in Accounting – Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas
  • Master in Agriculture – Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas


Client Work

  • Holds special financial institution experience, including tax planning and due-diligence in relation to merger and acquisitions, state tax planning and compliance and independent analysis of valuation allowances.
  • Conducts IRS representation in audits, collections and offers in compromise.
  • Participated in litigation and account liability investigations, testimony and interrogatory responses and has significant experience in IRS representation.
  • Spoke at numerous professional and industry events regarding a wide range of financial institution tax issues.


Community Involvement

  • Abilene Industrial Foundation, Current Chair and Former Board Member
  • Goodwill of West Texas, Former Board Member
  • Texas A&M Club of Abilene, Former Board Member
  • Community Foundation of Abilene – Future Fund, Former Board Member
  • Volunteers with organizations in the community including Day Nursery of Abilene, Children’s Art and Literacy Festival, Abilene Education Foundation, Frontier Texas, Food Bank of Abilene, Abilene Tennis Association, Inc., Kiwanis Club of Abilene, Keep Texas Beautiful and West Texas Fair & Rodeo