Important Message Regarding COVID-19

First off, we hope everyone is staying healthy and safe during this unprecedented global situation, and hope we can find some comfort by pulling together as a community. We are doing everything we can to exceed our client’s expectations while maintaining and reinforcing responsible social practices and pristine working conditions.

To that end, we’d like to encourage clients to securely upload any pertinent tax files here. For mobile devices, simply snap a clear photo of the entire document, select from your photo library, and upload. Our staff will be in contact with you as we prepare your return. Again, as we wade through this uncertain time, please stay safe, be prudent, and lean on the community. We’re here for you.

Business Owners: you can find a list of helpful resources here, or reach out to find out how our team can help!

Accountants by Day

Well, to be honest, we’re accountants (with superpowers) by night, too, but we’re more than your standard yearly tax preparation checkup. At McNeely & McNeely CPA’s we’re a business owner’s utility belt; from payroll solutions to budgeting, strategic planning to leadership and management training, we have customizable solutions to fulfill your business needs. And, yes, we’ll even fight the occasional IRS fire for you.

We understand the importance of small businesses to the American economy. We also understand how difficult it is to run one, because, hey, we’ve been there: you’re the janitor, the manager, the cashier, and the CEO, but you don’t have to be your own accountant; that’s why we’re here. McNeely and McNeely has scalable solutions, no matter what size your company or your company’s wallet.


Tax Consulting

Our focus is not just filling out forms like a well oiled abacus, but helping you structure your business and personal transactions to save on taxes, and let the system work for you.

Virtual Back-Office Business Functions

Using state-of-the-art technology, we provide an array of back office business functions for clients from coast to coast. Our focus is accuracy, timeliness, and efficiency.

Business Improvement

Let our experts at McNeely & McNeely be your business coach. We guide you through the challenging and rewarding process of business development.

Tax Preparation

We use sophisticated software to efficiently prepare all types of tax returns including: individual, corporate, partnership, non-profit, estates, and trusts.


Any bean counter with ten fingers and toes can input numbers into a form, but what sets us apart at McNeely & McNeely, CPAs, besides our broad knowledge of tax law and 70 plus years of cumulative experience, is our ability to connect with the client—something Turbotron Tax-O-matic can’t understand.

Eliminate the stress and panic on April 14th by taking advantage of McNeely & McNeely’s proactive approach to tax planning. As a part of our team, you’ll know where you stand year round, and via our custom, secure web portfolios, your documents are at your fingertips when you need them.

At McNeely & McNeely, we offer a Free initial consultation, access to your unique client portal—your documents at your fingertips, anytime—and competitive rates.

Virtual Back-Office Business Functions

A vital key to running and growing a successful business is to focus on what you can be best in the world at and delegate everything else.

Modern. Efficient. Global.

The times, they are a changin’, and at McNeely & McNeely, we’re changing right along with them. Using technology, we offer an array of professional accounting solutions to clients from coast to coast. Let us worry about your back office, so you can spend your time and resources on what you do best.

Client Portal

  • Safe, secure, 24/7 access to your documents
  • Upload & download forms and files from any device, anywhere

Offsite Access

  • We will host your QuickBooks company file on a secure, reliable server.
  • You will have 24/7 access to your data using a Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection.
  • It’s your file. Should you ever, for whatever reason (no good ones we can think of), need to move your accounting in-house or elsewhere, you can take your file and go. It is your world, we are just playing in it.
  • Shared workload. We can do as much or as little of your work as you want and you can do the rest. Every solution is different based on what you need.

Contact us for a free analysis and proposal.


We will work to craft a custom solution that is just right for your business.
  • Just need payroll services? Great.
  • Need help with tracking and paying your bills? We can do that.
  • Need your customers to be billed on a consistent, timely, accurate basis? Fine.
  • How about periodic coaching sessions with expert advice on reading your financials, looking for trends, growing your business, planning for the future, and minimizing taxes?
    You got it.
  • Want someone to do everything but take care of inventory accounting? That’s not a problem.
  • Want us to bring a baseball bat and ride with a guy name Guido to help you collect past due accounts receivable?
    …that sounds like a problem.

The point is you need a unique solution for your one-of-a-kind business. I don’t know about you, but I hate going to sites where you find nothing about pricing. The following table can give you a general idea. We will work together to agree on a fair monthly fee based on the size of your business and whether you just want the chocolate cream pie or want a side of okra, too.


OUR “NO METRONOME” POLICY. We build unlimited e-mail support into our Premium and Full Service proposals. We want to help you be successful. Most people hesitate to contact professionals for fear of the metronome in the background clicking off expensive billable minutes. Not here. With our set monthly pricing you get no surprises.

Hover your mouse over a service listing for an explanation.

Download our paper for more information about how it works!

Business Improvement

Your business is your baby and, as the saying goes, it takes a village to raise a child. We believe our firm is uniquely positioned to provide an unusually broad range of tools and the help you’ll need to maximize your profits. While we won’t change any diapers, we will guide you through the challenging process of growing your business.

In addition to the services listed above, McNeely and McNeely, CPAs and our educational arm, the McNeely Group, can help you with:


Our Mission: Provide exceptional accounting, tax, and business development services.

Our Vision: Clients become friends and we enjoy working together for shared successes.

Our Guiding Principles

  • Strive to live our godly, Christian values.
  • People first. Our clients are our friends.
  • Every person is beautifully unique—every situation
    is one-of-a-kind. Listen with empathy!
  • Craft individual, tailored solutions.
  • Make sure we have shared expectations. In a deadline
    oriented—sometimes stressful—business it can be
    tempting to over commit. Don’t!
  • Think, plan, schedule, and deliver.
  • Over communicate.
  • Continuously learn, effectively teach.
  • Focus on what we do best. Delegate or refer work that is outside our areas of expertise.
  • If we can’t provide real value for a client, we shouldn’t do it.
  • Give back.

About Us

  • Testimonial

    Steve McNeely

    Managing Partner

    About Steve McNeely

    Hi! This is where I am supposed to brag about having done something so amazing with the life God and Christ gave me that even James Bond wishes he were me. Well, I have a wonderful wife, successful kids, and amazing grandkids-eat your heart out, 007!

    Otherwise, nothing earth-shattering, but I’m not dead yet. Under cover of if you’ve done it it ain’t bragging, here is what you might find to be circumlocution.

    In college I told Dad, who has been a CPA since computers got their own buildings with climate control and spreadsheets required a plugin called a pencil, I would be anything but a CPA. I have been a CPA since 1984, and have a degree in business from the University of Texas at Dallas and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Tyler. (After we married in Southern California where I grew up, my young bride, Mary, said she would follow me anywhere but Texas. We have been here since 1979-must be a lesson about bold prognostications in here somewhere.)

    I have enjoyed variety in my career mostly in finance-related areas. I’ve been a grunt, a manager in industry and education, and even a small college assistant basketball coach. I was GM of a fulfillment house for about a year with around 170 great teammates (a consulting gig that escalated during a client’s transition period). That experience led me to love the study of leadership.

    Not a typical beancounter, I can’t help but think outside the box. So I am better suited to be self-unemployed. My Dad, Melton, and I hung out a shingle in 1996 and have tried to help a variety of small businesses become successful by providing accounting, tax and (verbiage alert) visionary, creative services including strategic planning, leadership coaching, engineering pay-for-performance plans, and the delivery of inspiring leadership and management training.

    Outside of the most important things-Faith and Family-my passions are basketball, music, writing, and teaching.

    Themes that excite me include teamwork, lifting and nourishing the indomitable human spirit (a gift from Creation), the unique beauty and talent of each human being (more gifts from Above), and leadership that inspires others to reach their own potential by fulfilling their calling (now and forever in the God Family).

    I am privileged to serve on the board of Foundation Outreach International— a wonderful, Christ-centered non-profit organization sponsoring humanitarian projects around the world. Check it out at http://www.foundationoutreachintl.org. Church life is very important to Mary and me and I am thankful to occasionally be a lay preacher.

    My quest to fulfill my personal calling has led me to launch the Center for Inspiring Leaders, a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to equipping people to lead with and under inspiration.

    My first book, 4 Key Cs to Running an Outstanding Small Business, is available on Amazon. All proceeds, $42.27 so far, are dedicated to my beer and Twinkie fund.

    Other than baptism, my greatest blessing is my unbelievably supportive and committed wife, Mary Jean. She put her dreams on hold so we could raise three great kids, Danielle, Kristine, and Stephen, here in the East Texas woods. She is now the world’s greatest Nana and, thankfully, uses her administrative skills and shrewd eye to work with our firm.

    Now you know what circumlocution means: the use of many words when few will do. So this wasn’t a complete waste of time.

  • Testimonial

    Melton McNeely


    About Melton McNeely

    Melton, with over thirty years escalating experience with a private college/university, culminated that phase of his successful career as Director of Business Affairs. He has been a CPA since 1976 (after passing the exam on the first try).

    With a wealth of managerial and business experience accumulated over 50 years, Melton sums up his effective approach with people: “Working in the business field has afforded me incredible experiences and opportunities to learn how to deal with people and how to inspire them to want to do the very best job they can do.”

    Melton’s responsibilities brought opportunities to travel to many foreign countries including Mexico, Canada, Bahamas, Great Britain, Germany, New Zealand, Australia, and the Philippines. Melton and his wife, Jacque, have also traveled to every state in the U.S.

    Melton and Jacque, childhood sweethearts, both grew up in the West Texas town of Abilene, but have called East Texas home since 1982. They enjoy their three children and their spouses, eight grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren; they also still enjoy each other’s company after over 55 years of marriage.

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    Stephen McNeely II

    Director of Business Development

    About Stephen McNeely II

    Stephen, the newest addition to the firm, and the director of business development, solidifies the importance of family within McNeely & McNeely, as the third generation. After graduating from UT Tyler with a degree in literature and journalism, Stephen spent the next several years managing the marketing and entertainment of a multi-million dollar local restaurant and venue. The experiences and knowledge gained from developing business from the ground up within a very competitive market offers him a unique approach to the expansion of McNeely & McNeely, CPAs. With the birth of his first son, Rivers, Stephen and his wife, Stefanie, came to Hawkins to build a home and spend more time among the beautiful East Texas pines.

    Stephen shares the firm’s mission to develop relationships with its clients and be a part of their successes fiscally and as leaders within their field. He brings a holistic, innovative approach to McNeely and McNeely’s internal growth and relationship within the community.

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    Mary J. McNeely

    Director of Finance

    About Mary J. McNeely

  • Testimonial

    Cathy Jones

    Office Manager

    About Cathy Jones

    Cathy, hired by McNeely and McNeely CPAs in 2007, brings over 20 years of accounting experience to the company. Cathy earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration with a minor in accounting from the University of Texas at Tyler in 1984. Cathy has worked for an East Texas printing company and insurance agency during her career. She has continued her education by earning her property & casualty license and customer insurance service representative certification. Cathy has known the McNeely family for 30 years and appreciates the opportunity to further their strategic goals.

    Cathy grew up in East Texas and married her husband, Alan Jones in 1985. They have two grown children. Stacey graduated from the University of Texas at Tyler in 2011 with a degree in business management. Randy is expected to graduate with an associate’s degree in engineering from Tyler Junior College in 2012.

    “I enjoy working with people and taking care of their accounting needs,” says Cathy.

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    AJ Zepeda

    Accounting Associate, Client Onboarding Manager

    About AJ Zepeda

    Anthony (AJ) Zepeda is a Hawkins native, after growing up near Hawkins, TX, he moved out to the University of Texas at Tyler, where he graduated in three and a half years, earning him his Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Accounting. He has now returned to Hawkins with his Wife, Crescina, and their three children, Stella, Harper and Remmy.

    AJ has worked hard and obtained everything he needs to take the CPA Exam. He plans to sit in 2019 and 2020.

    AJ’s hobbies include running, reading, playing basketball, and finding cool technology to test out and use. He is a member of Church of God, a Worldwide Association, and enjoys evenings and weekends with his wonderful family.

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    Deanna Blood

    Accounting Associates

    About Deanna Blood

    Deanna Blood graduated summa cum laude from the University of Texas at Tyler in the Fall of 2018. She plans to continue her education to obtain her master’s degree and to become a CPA. Deanna is an active member of Mu Kappa Beta Alpha Psi (BAP), an honorary organization for accounting, finance, and computer information systems students. She often volunteers at the East Texas Food Bank with other BAP members.

    Regardless of old sayings, accountants do have lives outside of the office. Deanna and her significant other, Rowdie, have a little boy named Rhyder. He is a determined and free-spirited toddler who would spend every second of his day outside, in the dirt, and with the horses, chickens, and dogs if he could. This is usually where you will find Deanna in her free time as well.

    When Deanna finishes all of her schooling, she plans to refuel her passions of riding four wheelers, camping, and sitting around campfires with her family.

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    Jennifer Miller

    Accounting Associates

    About Jennifer Miller

    Jennifer has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration majoring in Accounting and also has obtained a certificate in Oil & Gas Accounting. She interned for McNeely & McNeely beginning in September 2016 and hired on in May 2017.

    Graduated in 2017. Earned first degree BS in Interdisciplinary Studies in 1998.

    Jennifer grew in Jefferson, Texas and married her husband, Michael Miller in 1998. They live in Tyler and have one daughter, Mindy. She is a freshman at East Texas Christian Academy in Tyler.

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    Jim Peirce

    Tax Associate

    About Jim Peirce

    Jim was born and raised in Fort Wayne, IN and has lived in Texas on three different occasions.  He has Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and in Business Administration from Manchester University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.  He passed all four parts of the CPA exam the first time he sat for them.  He is a member of the American Society of Certified Public Accountants.  Jim has over ten years of tax experience in public accounting where he worked for KPMG and for smaller firms which he prefers so he can get to know his clients better.

    He and his wife have two daughters and two granddaughters along with three Great Danes and a German Shepard and dozens of chickens.  When they aren’t tending to the animals and their children’s needs, they enjoy doing home improvement projects.  When Jim has time, he enjoys watching college sports; either live or on the tube.

We've got some pretty cool clients...

And we like to think that makes us pretty cool by association… Right? Check these folks out. If you’re in the need for a skilled craftsman, a skatepark–or even some soap, visit their websites! They might even tell you how we’ve been able to help them grow.

These are just a few of our hardworking, talented clients, and we’re adding new ones all the time. Give us a call to find out more about how we can help your company grow!

Get in touch with us

Feel free to give us a call or fill out the form below, we are happy to meet with you to discuss how we can help better serve you.

Contact Address

P.O. Box 979

6611 S. FM 14

Hawkins, TX 75765

Contact Details

(903) 769 5070
(903) 769-5299 Fax


Office Hours

Monday to Friday

8:30am to 5:30pm