James Lee Stafford, CPA, Executive Manager of Watkins, Ward and Stafford, PLLC is pleased to announce the admittance of Ricky D. Allen in the Philadelphia office, Jason D. Brooks, in the Houston office, and Robert E. Cordle Jr. in the Ridgeland office as new members effective May 1. 

Watkins, Ward and Stafford currently has 12 offices across Mississippi. 

The combined firm offers accounting and auditing services for businesses, local governments, and nonprofit organizations, as well as tax services for individuals, businesses, and estates. 

Additionally, the firm offers many specialized consulting services such as tax planning, forecasts, business start-ups, bookkeeping services and payroll services.