Professional, Personalized Services & Guidance

Turner, Williams and Associates, P.A. provides a wide range of services to individuals and businesses in a variety of industries. We strive to meet each client’s specific needs in planning for the future and achieving their goals in an ever-changing financial and regulatory environment. Whether you are an individual or business in or around Searcy, Turner, Williams and Associates, P.A. has years of valuable experience assisting professionals with their accounting needs.

Meet Our Team

Donald “Buddy” Williams, CPA

Managing Partner

Buddy Williams graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with a B.B.A. in Accounting in 1997 and obtained his license as a CPA in 2002. He began his career in Little Rock and returned to Searcy to join the firm in 2003. He took on the role of managing partner when he purchased the firm in 2010. He has over 25 years of audit, tax and advisory experience. Buddy is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts and the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Kim Hillis, CPA

Audit Manager

Kim Hillis graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with a B.B.A. in Accounting in 2003. She began her professional career in Alaska at a local CPA firm where she was employed for six years. She obtained her license as an Arkansas CPA 2009 and began working with us in of 2017. She has supervised and served on audit teams for a variety of governmental, nonprofit, and for-profit entities.  Her public accounting experience also includes performing compilations and reviews for clients in construction contracting and nonprofit industries. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts and the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Mendy Smith, CPA

Tax/Management Services Manager

Mendy Smith, a native Arkansan and graduate of Harding University joined the firm in 2009 and obtained her license as a CPA in 2012. Mendy began her career with a Big Four firm in audit and has over 15 years of audit, tax and advisory experience. Mendy is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts and the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants.

John “Colton” Hale, CPA

Tax/Audit Senior

Colton Hale earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and his Master of Accountancy degrees from Arkansas State University, Jonesboro in 2018, and obtained his license as a CPA in 2019. In his several years of accounting experience, he has performed a wide variety of services in the tax, financial, and auditing fields. Colton is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants.