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About Us

About Our Firm

For years, our firm has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses. Our expertise ranges from simple record keeping and tax preparation for individuals, to fully computerized accounting and financial statement services and complex tax return preparation for businesses and other entities.

Our Mission

Our mission is to treat our clients as we would like to be treated – with respect, competence and integrity. Our clients are our friends and neighbors and we want to continue to earn their business by handling their accounting needs through all stages of their lives in a responsible and professional manner.

Our Team

Elaine L. Fransen, CPA

Elaine graduated from Clinton High School in May of 1959 and received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in May of 1968, after three recesses for motherhood. Elaine sat for her CPA exam in November of 1968 and was awarded her CPA certification February 1, 1969. She was employed as the accountant at Oklahoma General Hospital in Clinton until the spring of 1969, when she joined the firm of Wilson and Teeter, CPAs in Clinton. On October 1, 1972, Elaine opened her own practice under the name of Elaine L. Fransen, CPA.

Elaine has done auditing work in the past, but now concentrates on business accounting and income tax planning and preparation for individuals, estates, trusts, corporations and partnerships. She is a member of the Oklahoma Society and the Western Oklahoma Chapter of Certified Public Accountants.

Elaine and her late husband, Doug, are the parents of four grown children, Diane Smith-Bauer, Scott Fransen, Brenda Price and Cheryl Gregg. She is also the proud grandmother of five grandchildren – Mindy Smith, Ryan Fransen, Kaci Fransen, Nicolas Gregg and Claire Gregg. She is a member of St. Mary Catholic Church where she serves as a member of the finance committee and choir.

Trish Welsh, Staff Accountant

Trish Welsh is a 1992 graduate of Clinton High School. She attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2002, earning a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. She has been employed by Elaine L. Fransen, CPA since that time.

Trish is a Candidate member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, an associate member of Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants and Western Chapter OSCPA.

She is also a Notary Public.

Trish is the wife of Jarrod Welsh, a Stock Point Manager with Halliburton, and the mother of four wonderful children, Brandon, Erica, Jacoby and Symphony. She also has one grandson, Keith.

Debbie Conkling, Secretary

Debbie began working for Elaine L. Fransen, CPA in September 2000. Originally from Morrison, Oklahoma, she holds a degree from Oklahoma State University in agricultural communications.

She and her husband, Mark, have two grown sons, Gavin and Aaron.