::: Our Team :::


Bob West, CPA - Partner

Mr. West has a BBA and MBA in accounting and has been in public accounting practice for twenty-eight years (twenty-five of those at the partner level).

He has extensive experience with income tax, governmental entities, and subdivision development. In addition to providing accounting, tax, and consulting services to land developers in the Austin area, he has also provided extensive services in the evaluation of potential projects for developers. These services include analyzing the economic feasibility of proposed projects and developing plans for optimizing fiscal return.

Mr. West has provided key financial analysis services for the LCRA, West Travis County MUDs #3 and #5, and numerous developers in order to facilitate LCRA’s creation of the West Travis County Regional Water and Wastewater System. He has also been selected by LCRA to provide all of the auditing services necessary to establish the amount of reimbursement due each developer for construction of Water and Wastewater improvements in LCRA’s West Travis County Regional Water and Wastewater System.

Moreover, Mr. West’s area of expertise extends to the fields of individual, corporate, and non-profit taxation. With almost three decades of hands-on experience and countless hours of continuing education, Mr. West is a tax expert.

Professional Associations and Service to the Community

· American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
· Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants
· Austin "CPA of the Year" 1987-88
· TSCPA CPAs Helping Schools Committee
· Vice President, Austin Independent School District Board of Trustees 1990-92
· Member, Austin Independent School District Board of Trustees 1988-92
· Chairman, Travis County Education District 1991-92
· Member, Project A+ Board of Directors
· Chairman, Austin Chamber of Commerce Small Business Survey Committee 1991-92

Education

· Texas State University, MBA - 1972
· Texas State University, BBA - 1969

Employment

· 1973 to Present - Partner, West, Davis & Company, LLP (Predecessor Firms)

Mr. West can be contacted directly via email: bob@westdavis.com.

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Gary Davis, CPA - Partner

Mr. Davis served for three years as Assistant Superintendent, Finance for the Austin Independent School District. He serves on the Government Finance Officers Certificate of Achievement Special Review Committee and is a past Chairman of the Texas Society of CPAs' in Government Committee. He has lectured on Texas school district accounting and auditing.

Mr. Davis’ experience includes twenty years in public accounting with Peat Marwick, Main Hurdman, and local firms. He is a former Government Services Partner with Peat Marwick and has extensive experience in providing services to governmental entities.

Mr. Davis has personally managed the audits of the following Texas School Districts: Bastrop ISD, Lake Travis ISD, Dripping Springs ISD, Port Arthor ISD, and Vidor ISD.

Professional Associations and Service to the Community

· American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
· Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants
· Government Finance Officers Association
· GFOA Special Review Committee
· TSCPA CPAs in Government Committee
· TSCPA CPAs Helping Schools Committee
· LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin - Guest Lecturer
· Austin Adopt-A-School - Past Chair
· Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce - Board Member

Education

· University of Texas at Austin, BBA - 1974

Employment

· 1992 to Present - Partner, West, Davis & Company, LLP
· 1989 to 1992 - Assistant Superintendent Finance, Austin Independent School District
· 1976 to 1989 - Partner, KPMG Peat Marwick (Predecessor Firms)

Mr. Davis can be contacted directly via email: gary@westdavis.com.

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Kitty Jo Ripley, CPA – Partner

Ms. Ripley has joined West, Davis & Company in 2003.
She is a graduate of Indiana University’s School of Business.

Ms. Ripley’s experience includes work in financial planning, accounting procedures and systems, budgeting, accounting for nonprofits, and tax accounting for individuals, partnerships, trusts, and corporations.

Education

- Member of the Texas Society of CPA’s
- CPA with registered Practice Unit
- Indiana University, BS in Accounting

Employment

- 2003 – West, Davis & Company, LLP
- 2000 to 2003 – self employed CPA – nonprofits, tax, audits, accounting
- 1986 – Hardegree & Hornbaker, CPA
- 1982 to 1985 – James E. Roberson, CPA
- 1980 to 1982 – Stanley, Wade & Broome, CPA

Ms. Ripley can be contacted directly via email: kitty@westdavis.com.

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