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BUSINESS QUARTERBACKS

CALVIN MARTIN
Certified Public Accountant, Certified Insurance Counselor,
Certified Risk Manager

Calvin began his career in public accounting in 1984 with the formation of CM&C after having worked in industry with a variety of companies including manufacturing, retail, and construction. Calvin started his accounting career with a Fortune 500 company as a cost analyst and quickly moved through the ranks to corporate controller.

Along with his extensive financial experience, Calvin has worked directly in sales, sales management, advertising, and human relations. He is a contributing author for the textbook “Retail Management for Spas” and an internet based Risk Management education program designed specifically for the Spa industry. As a result of his broad experience in, management, industry, and public accounting, he is able to provide clients with comprehensive and sound business advice.

In 1973, Calvin began working with defined benefit and defined contribution retirement and 401(k) plans. As a result of his extensive expertise in the retirement plan area, he developed a customized retirement plan audit program that fully complies with Department of Labor and Internal Revenue Service regulations for plans with over 100 participants. The specialized audit program and procedures have successfully passed the AICPA and Texas State Board Peer Review Programs for the last 18 years.

Calvin has sharpened his advising, consulting and coaching skills by vigorously pursuing education and additional accreditations. He achieved the status of “Certified Insurance Counselor” in 1994 and in 2005 earned the coveted designation of “Certified Risk Manager”. These skill sets, along with the broad range of experience gained in helping and educating hundreds of unique businesses and individuals over the years, gives Calvin an unparalleled depth of expertise, wisdom and vision to assist clients in becoming successful.

Calvin has, and continuously develops, relationships and alliances with other professionals, which he uses to provide a complete range of business and personal solutions to his clients.


AMY MARTIN DUARTE
Certified Public Accountant

Senior partner, Amy Martin Duarte, has dedicated a significant portion of her career to the development of financial and accounting programs designed specifically for the small business owner. Early in her career, Amy worked as a full charge bookkeeper for a variety of businesses including professional services, retail, and manufacturing. As a result, Amy knows accounting from the “ground up” including accounts receivable, accounts payable, cash management, and inventory.

Amy has designed and implemented accounting systems in many industries including oil and gas, manufacturing, health care, professional services, and retail. Amy is a consummate teacher with an ability to convey difficult concepts in an easy to understand format. Her philosophy has always been "it is better to teach a man to fish rather than give him a fish." In other words, she teaches her clients an easy and inexpensive method of accounting.

In 2001, Amy began to develop a specialty in the spa industry. She was a contributing author to the first ever standardized accounting textbook for the spa industry titled "Uniform System of Financial Reporting for Spas," and is often quoted in industry periodicals and recognized as an expert in the industry.

Amy is also responsible for the firm’s corporate and partnership tax planning and compliance practice.


MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS


The AICPA is the national, professional organization for all Certified Public Accountants. Its mission is to provide members with the resources, information, and leadership that enable them to provide valuable services in the highest professional manner to benefit the public as well as employers and clients.
Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA) - The TSCPA is a nonprofit, voluntary, professional organization representing Texas CPAs. The Society is committed to serving the public interest with programs that advance the highest standards of ethics and practice within the CPA profession.
Houston CPA Society - The Houston CPA Society is a chapter of the TSCPA. The organization has become a permanent source of continuing education as well as a network for professional CPAs. The Chapter is involved in a variety of charitable activities, with an emphasis on education.
International Spa Association (ISPA) - ISPA is recognized worldwide as the professional organization and voice of the spa industry. ISPA is committed to forming and maintaining alliances that will educate, set standards, and build coalitions for the industry.
The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research - The National Alliance is recognized across the nation as the best source for continuing education credits, designation opportunities, and concrete knowledge for insurance and risk management professionals of every experience level.
AICPA Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center – Offers helpful resources and tools to aid in the audit and review of employee benefit options, updating plans and keeping abreast of the latest developments related to employee benefit plan auditing as well as the activities of the Center.
AICPA Tax Section - This membership section offers CPAs with tax practices the tools, technologies and peer interaction that lead to enhanced service and delivery.
Houston Golf Association (HGA) - The HGA is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote the game of golf for the benefit of local youth-oriented charities. The HGA has generated record charitable donations from the proceeds of the Shell Houston Open as well as other golf related activities.