HCJ CPAs & Advisors PLLC is pleased to announce the promotion of Aaron Beard, CPA. Beard will be taking on new responsibilities as a principal.  


Beard has spent his entire career in public accounting with HCJ CPAs & Advisors, starting as an intern in 2009 and becoming full-time staff in 2011. He specializes in taxation of closely held businesses, including both partnerships and S-corporations; multistate taxation; and tax planning for high-net-worth individuals. He also has extensive experience providing tax services for rental real estate and trust and estate clients, while also serving clients in a variety of industries, including transportation, manufacturing, wholesale, investments and construction. 


“Aaron’s hard work and dedication have earned him this exciting promotion,” said Karen Garrett, CPA, Managing Partner of HCJ CPAs & Advisors. “It is always gratifying to see a team member who started with the firm as an intern in the way that Aaron has. I look forward to watching Aaron’s continued growth as he steps into his new role.” 


Beard holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Central Arkansas and a Master of Accountancy from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Arkansas Society of CPAs (ARCPA). Originally from Bryant, Arkansas, Beard now lives in Benton with his wife, Ashley, and their two children.