Karen Garrett, CPA

Karen Garrett, CPA

Managing Partner

Email: kgarrett@hcjcpa.com

Phone: 501-221-1000

Karen’s maiden name is “Wright” and from an early age, her parents taught her to live by it—to always do what’s right.

Personal Service Philosophy: “Be fair and always maintain integrity, no matter what.”


Favorite Quote: “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” – Benjamin Franklin


Favorite Book: Any murder mystery by Mary Higgins Clark

Karen’s “work hard; play hard” attitude is a great motivator for her peers. She is consistently focused, driven, and able to get things done. From a young age she loved solving problems, and in high school, after taking her first accounting class, she chose to pursue a career in the field. She credits her success to having great mentors and a supportive spouse.


Raised on a chicken farm in the small town of Mena, Arkansas, Karen now lives in Conway. She loves the area because it offers a small-town community combined with large-city luxuries. Karen and her husband, Mike, have been married for more than two decades and together have two daughters, Megan and Isabelle. Outside of the office, Karen loves to spend time traveling, hanging out at the lake, and watching her daughters participate in various activities.


Team Member Since: 1996


Area(s) of Service: Audit; Multi-State Taxation; Employee Benefit Plans; Physicians; Manufacturing; Construction; High Net Worth Individuals; Self-Insurance Trusts


Education: University of Central Arkansas



  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Arkansas Society of CPAs (ASCPA)
  • Greater Little Rock Class XIX
  • Little Rock Midtown Rotary
    • Former treasurer
  • Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre
    • Board of directors
  • National Association of State Boards Uniform Accountants Committee
    • Former member