The Dana McGuffin CPA Team

Our team of tax, bookkeeping and payroll professionals stands ready to enrich your life by helping find the missing piece in your business: PROFITS.



Dana Mcguffin

Dana McGuffin, CPA

Dana received her CPA in 1990. When "outsourced accounting" was first coming onto the small business scene in the 90's, she began providing bookkeeping, accounting, and CFO services for small to medium size businesses. Dana opened a CPA practice in Bedford, TX in 2006 to continue serving businesses. During her years of practice, she gained much experience with both businesses and nonprofits. In 2017, Dana purchased the Knutson CPA, PLLC practice in Southlake, TX and merged both locations.


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Lynda Hatfield, Account Manager

Lynda has been a bookkeeper since 2005 and has prior audit experience working for the IRS.  She has been married for 30 years, with four children and five grandchildren.  She and her husband have recently relocated back to Colorado where they own a small farm. Her free time is spent helping out with new business ventures with her husband and traveling to see family.

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Shahana Malik, Account Manager

Shahana is an experienced tax and accounting professional with several years in the field.  She is an Enrolled Agent and a CPA candidate. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, learning to play the guitar, and participating in book clubs with friends.

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Emily Rivera, Account Manager

Emily Rivera was born and raised in Texas. She earned her Master's Degree in accounting in 2019. Emily enjoys working with clients' bookkeeping needs. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with family and friends.

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Jayne Araya-Carlisle, Account Specialist, CPA

Jayne is a seasoned accountant with over 20 years of corporate accounting, external audit and internal audit. She is the mother of two kinder-grad Dragon daughters, the youngest graduating in 2020 and both are currently attending Texas A&M. When she is not working she enjoys being outdoors, gardening and spoiling her "live-wire" Boston Terrier.

Management & Administrative Team

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Ashley Jones, Practice & Business Development Manager

Ashley Jones is a native of Chicago and believes a good pizza place is a must. She received her Degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. As a seasoned professional with experience in management, banking and customer service she enjoys talking to people, helping them grow personally and professionally and sharing new ideas. When she isn't working she enjoys spending time with her husband and son and listening to music.

Sue Morse

Sue Morse, Tax Manager

Sue comes to the firm offering skills as a Certified Legal Assistant, CV-Level Executive Assistant and Certified Tax Analyst culminating in over 30 years of experience. Her expertise has always been focused on tax and corporate law, but her passion truly lies in tax preparation and obtaining the best possible outcome for clients.  Sue utilizes her Small Business Certification expertise for our many small business, corporate and partnership entities.

In her spare time, Sue is an avid needle pointer and quilter.  She also likes to travel, cook and bake.  She has two adult daughters and a set of triplet grandchildren who bring a wealth of joy into her life.

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Rebecca (Becki) Waterman, Office Administrator

Becki Waterman is a proud Texan; born and raised in the DFW metroplex. After more than 20 years in medical management, she decided to make a change to accounting and received her certification in QuickBooks. She now uses her training as an integral part of the administration team. She has a plethora of experience in administration, bookkeeping, and customer service. Becki enjoys meeting new people and helping them solve problems. When Becki is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family (especially her eight grandchildren).