The Paramount Team

Paramount Tax & Accounting,  Azeb Wossen
MBA, MScE, PE, PMP

Azeb WossenMBA, MScE, PE, PMP


Azeb has a multi-facet background in project management, business development, operations management, and finance. She also has extensive entrepreneurial experience in the manufacturing sector. Azeb has managed several oil and gas projects for ConocoPhillips both in domestic and international locations. Also, Azeb has broad experience in training, standards and performance metrics development, and management in cross-cultural relationships. Azeb brings expertise in finance, economics, risk management, and tax strategies. Azeb enjoys bringing all her skills and specialties to her clients for easier tax preparation, filing, and planning.
Paramount Tax & Accounting, Jon A. Wilhelm
MBA, CPA (in UT & MT)

Jon A. WilhelmMBA, CPA (in UT & MT)


Jon Wilhelm, Paramount's Managing Partner, has been a CPA for over twenty years. Jon was a business major at BYU and USC, has served as a CFO-at-large for a number of companies, and until recently taught tax law and accounting courses at a major university.
Jon Wilhelm, Paramount's Managing Partner, has been a CPA for over twenty years. Jon was a business major at BYU and USC, has served as a CFO-at-large for a number of companies, and until recently taught tax law and accounting courses at a major university. His specialty is digging into the nuts and bolts of business and figuring out ways to restore financial control and prosperity. Ever the proverbial entrepreneur, Jon's astute personal insights help business owners tackle that next challenge. Whether it's helping you with your business or simply getting a handle on your personal taxes, his goal is to help you attain yours.
Paramount Tax & Accounting, Carolyn Johnson
MBA, Owner (Las Vegas Central, Henderson / Boulder City)

Carolyn JohnsonMBA, Owner (Las Vegas Central, Henderson / Boulder City)


Carolyn Johnson has a background in business brokerage. As part of the Paramount Tax team, Carolyn enjoys guiding both business owners and individuals through financial organization.
Carolyn Johnson has a background in business brokerage. She understands the intricacies of business accounting, in both small businesses and large corporations. With close analysis and accurate feedback, she has helped many CEOs make important financial decisions. As part of the Paramount Tax team, Carolyn enjoys guiding both business owners and individuals through financial organization.
Paramount Tax & Accounting, John Williams
Owner (Las Vegas West)

John WilliamsOwner (Las Vegas West)


John's business experience spans decades. As an executive working with individuals and small, medium, and large companies, John has prepared well for supporting a range of tax and accounting needs.
John's business experience spans decades. As an executive working with individuals and small, medium, and large companies, John has prepared well for supporting a range of tax and accounting needs. Through understanding business, attention to detail, a broad network of resources, and an emphasis on treating the customer right, John continues to well-serve tax and accounting clients in the West Las Vegas area to minimize tax burden and improve accounting results. Engage John for your personal or business tax and accounting requirements.
Paramount Tax & Accounting, Dave Southwick
MBA, CPA

Dave SouthwickMBA, CPA


Paramount Tax & Accounting, Jeffrey Kessler
MBA, CPA

Jeffrey KesslerMBA, CPA


Jeff has a balanced, long-term focus on both small business tax as well as individual taxes. He graduated with a BA in Accounting and an MBA from Utah Valley University. He has over 15 years of tax and accounting experience and is a licensed CPA.
Jeff has a balanced, long-term focus on both small business tax as well as individual taxes. He graduated with a BA in Accounting and an MBA from Utah Valley University. He has over 15 years of tax and accounting experience and is a licensed CPA . His work experience includes tax, audit, and accounting with an emphasis in small business taxes. He also has experience with multi entity tax structures as well as large entities. Jeff is also responsible for supervision of tax team members and the technological direction of the practice. He resides in Utah County with his wife and four beautiful children. Together they enjoy participating in various outdoor activities and traveling. They are actively involved in the local community including local events.
Paramount Tax & Accounting, Jana Miller
Owner

Jana MillerOwner


Jana Miller is a problem solver who recognized first-hand the need for trustworthy (comprehensive) tax and bookkeeping services, without sacrificing convenience. With over 30 years of diverse experience from small business owner to paralegal, Jana understands that time is your most precious resource and every dollar counts towards a business' long-term success.

Jana Miller is a problem solver who recognized first-hand the need for trustworthy (comprehensive) tax and bookkeeping services, without sacrificing convenience. With over 30 years of diverse experience from small business owner to paralegal, Jana understands that time is your most precious resource and every dollar counts towards a business' long-term success.

Jana's entrepreneurial spirit was cultivated while studying and graduating from the University of Utah, and she's passionate about helping local businesses thrive. Through education and open communication, Jana eliminates the unnecessary stress and ambiguity of tax season. From simple personal tax returns to complex business tax filings, her mission is to ensure clients feel confident and informed. As a successful leader and grandmother, Jana recognizes the impact thorough taxes, bookkeeping, and financial records can have on empowering individuals to focus on what's important for a rewarding life.

Paramount Tax & Accounting, Roy P. Layton
M.ACC

Roy P. LaytonM.ACC


Roy P. Layton M.ACC , Managing Partner for Paramount Tax & Accounting - Chandler, has a Bachelor's in Accountancy from Arizona State University and a Master's of Accountancy from Brigham Young University.
Roy P. Layton M.ACC, Managing Partner for Paramount Tax & Accounting - Chandler, has a Bachelor's in Accountancy from Arizona State University and a Master's of Accountancy from Brigham Young University. Roy started his career with Arthur Anderson LLP and Delloite LLP and after gaining experience with the large firms decided to specialize in helping individuals and closely-held businesses. Roy now has over 15 years of experience finding ways to educate and help clients take advantage of all of the laws related to their taxes. His specialty is looking into the details of business and figuring out ways to help businesses and individuals find success. His goal is to do what he does best so you can do what you do best.
Paramount Tax & Accounting, Joshua Pyne
EA

Joshua PyneEA


Paramount Tax & Accounting, Jenny Beynon
EA

Jenny BeynonEA


Jenny has a Bachelor's degree in accounting and more than a decade of experience as a tax preparer and trusted accountant in the West Jordan community. Jenny is an active Enrolled Agent of the Internal Revenue Service, allowing her unlimited practice rights before the IRS. As a talented tax strategist, Jenny helps small business owners and individuals keep more of their hard-earned money. Her personal experience as a business owner gives Jenny a unique perspective on the challenges that many businesses face. With a well-rounded background in bookkeeping and accounting, she is able to develop personalized finance strategies for all her clients.

Jenny has a Bachelor's degree in accounting and more than a decade of experience as a tax preparer and trusted accountant in the West Jordan community. Jenny is an active Enrolled Agent of the Internal Revenue Service, allowing her unlimited practice rights before the IRS. As a talented tax strategist, Jenny helps small business owners and individuals keep more of their hard-earned money. Her personal experience as a business owner gives Jenny a unique perspective on the challenges that many businesses face. With a well-rounded background in bookkeeping and accounting, she is able to develop personalized finance strategies for all her clients

Paramount Tax & Accounting, Eunice Cheng
Owner, CPA

Eunice ChengOwner, CPA


Eunice is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of California. She has served as a tax accountant for over 25 years. Her experience includes 8 years in the tax department of KPMG Los Angeles office, and over 15 years of her firm in Southern California, where she primarily served foreign-owned domestic corporations and high net-worth individuals dealing in international tax matters. Eunice received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting in Louisiana. She is a trilingual accountant who speaks fluent Mandarin, Japanese, and English and holds a real estate agent license as well.
Eunice is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of California. She has served as a tax accountant for over 25 years. Her experience includes 8 years in the tax department of KPMG Los Angeles office, and over 15 years of her firm in Southern California, where she primarily served foreign-owned domestic corporations and high net-worth individuals dealing in international tax matters. Eunice received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting in Louisiana. She is a trilingual accountant who speaks fluent Mandarin, Japanese, and English and holds a real estate agent license as well.
Paramount Tax & Accounting, Parker Hilton
Owner

Parker HiltonOwner


Paramount Tax & Accounting, Maggie Gillespie
EA

Maggie GillespieEA


Maggie graduated in 2013 with two BS degrees from the University of Utah. She is an active Enrolled Agent of the Internal Revenue Service, allowing her unlimited practice rights before the IRS. Her expansive knowledge of the Internal Revenue Code instills both small business owners and individual taxpayers confidence in knowing that compliance and utilization of every allowable deduction, credit, and strategy is being used to arrive at the lowest tax liability possible. Maggie resides in Orem, Utah with her husband and four children. Together they enjoy exploring the mountains, a good game of charades and gathering around the TV for a show.
Maggie graduated in 2013 with two BS degrees from the University of Utah. She is an active Enrolled Agent of the Internal Revenue Service, allowing her unlimited practice rights before the IRS. Her expansive knowledge of the Internal Revenue Code instills both small business owners and individual taxpayers confidence in knowing that compliance and utilization of every allowable deduction, credit, and strategy is being used to arrive at the lowest tax liability possible. Maggie resides in Orem, Utah with her husband and four children. Together they enjoy exploring the mountains, a good game of charades and gathering around the TV for a show.
Paramount Tax & Accounting, Christy Mathews
EA

Christy MathewsEA


Christy Smith, Owner, EA,(Enrolled Agent, IRS Certified) Christy is an accounting specialist. Her expertise is in business and personal returns, utilizing best practices for tax savings. Christy's vast bookkeeping experience, of 9 years, is highlighted by her Quickbooks Pro Certification. She enjoys meeting and talking with clients and building long term business relationships.

Christy enjoys the outdoors, biking, hiking, running and spending time with her family.

Paramount Tax & Accounting,  Rafael Chiquito
CPA

Rafael Chiquito CPA


Rafael Chiquito, Paramount's Weston Office Managing Director, is a Certified Public Accountant in the United States with over 20 years of experience. Rafael has a bachelor's degree in accounting and has served in controllership positions for major US corporations including Fortune 50 organizations. Rafael Chiquito, Director Gerente de la Oficina de Paramount en Weston, es un Contador Público Certificado en los Estados Unidos con más de 20 años de experiencia. Rafael tiene un título de licenciado en contabilidad y ha servido en puestos de contraloría para importantes corporaciones estadounidenses, incluyendo organizaciones Fortune 50.

Rafael Chiquito, Paramount's Weston Office Managing Director, is a Certified Public Accountant in the United States with over 20 years of experience. Rafael has a bachelor's degree in accounting and has served in controllership positions for major US corporations including Fortune 50 organizations. Rafael's orientation to detail, ability to focus and affinity to problem solving have served him on helping others achieve the best financial results. Rafael's goals continue to be assisting those in need to achieve great results for their business or personal tax, accounting and financial demands.

Rafael Chiquito, Director Gerente de la Oficina de Paramount en Weston, es un Contador Público Certificado en los Estados Unidos con más de 20 años de experiencia. Rafael tiene un título de licenciado en contabilidad y ha servido en puestos de contraloría para importantes corporaciones estadounidenses, incluyendo organizaciones Fortune 50. La orientación de Rafael hacia los detalles, la capacidad para centrarse y la afinidad para solucionar problemas le han servido para ayudar a otros a lograr los mejores resultados financieros. Los objetivos de Rafael siguen siendo ayudar a aquellos en necesidad a lograr excelentes resultados para sus impuestos personales y de negocios, exigencias financieras y de contabilidad.

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Paramount Tax & Accounting, Felicia H. Tchokonte, EA
Managing Partner - Owner

Felicia H. Tchokonte, EAManaging Partner - Owner


Felicia is the Owner and Managing Partner of Paramount Tax & Accounting, an accounting and tax business specialized in Income Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and IRS Representation.

Felicia has earned via the Enrolled Agent designation from the Department of the Treasury, a privilege of representing taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service. She holds a Master of Science in Accounting and a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance.

Her years of experience in Corporate Banking, Credit Administration, Management Accounting, taxation, and Corporate trust within the financial industry enable her to solve tax issues and help customers keep their books clean and organized.

As an Accountant and Tax Professional, she also helps individuals, families, businesses and non-profit organizations navigate the complex US Tax Code and provide outstanding financial services to help customers build successful businesses.

Felicia is a member of the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and travels around the world.

Paramount Tax & Accounting, Christina Weddle
Owner, EA (Enrolled Agent, IRS Certified)

Christina WeddleOwner, EA (Enrolled Agent, IRS Certified)


Tax planning and utilizing tax law is Christina’s specialty. Christina’s life experience is vast and passionate and includes serving her community in law enforcement for 26 years. She has been working in the tax industry for 5 years and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Taxation. Christina is also a pilot with a multi-engine rating. She and her husband live on some acreage with their chickens (yes chickens, love those fresh eggs). Christina is an asset to any team and will help each client reach their small business, personal, bookkeeping and financial goals!
Paramount Tax & Accounting, Wanjing Su, CPA
Owner

Wanjing Su, CPAOwner


Wanjing Su, licensed CPA in the State of Texas and Missouri, is the proud owner of Paramount Tax and Accounting servicing the North Sugar Land / Richmond in the Greater Houston area. Paramount Tax and Accounting is a full-service professional firm that focuses on providing customized quality services of a boutique CPA firm to broader clientele with consistently growing needs in tax and accounting fields.

Ms. Su graduated with a Master in Accountancy degree from St. Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, China.

Ms. Su has over 15 years of experience working in different tax roles with national public accounting firms and public traded companies as well as private sectors. She is specialized in providing comprehensive tax compliance and consulting services to individual and small to midsize businesses.

Paramount Tax & Accounting, Yvens Bellanton
Masters of Accountancy

Yvens BellantonMasters of Accountancy


Yvens Bellanton is a Senior Accountant who acquired a Master degree in Accountancy at Palm Beach Atlantic University in May 2021, Certified Tax Professional for individuals and small businesses and bookkeeping Consultant. Growing with a passion for knowledge in the accounting industry over the years, he developed skills in many areas, such as taxation, bookkeeping that would allow him to better serve his community. He has been serving his community with countless hours throughout charitable contributions, fundraising events, and even cultural club activities in colleges that he studied at. As a former Palm State College Student, he was nominated as the best club president in the academic award ceremony in 2014. With such passion to inspire the lives of his family members, friends, and colleagues, he dedicated himself to work along with generation of all ages with the perspective of improving financial literacy in the areas of taxation and accounting. To say the least, all these great moments , past achievements lead him to pursue his visions throughout his business at Paramount Tax & Accounting - Lake Worth, FL.
Paramount Tax & Accounting, Marcus Taylor
CPA, CMA, MBA

Marcus TaylorCPA, CMA, MBA


Marcus is the proud owner of Paramount Tax & Accounting - Richmond East. He has a passion for Accounting, serving in various accounting roles from staff accountant to Controller, for well over 10 years. Marcus holds a bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University, a post-baccalaureate certificate in accounting, and MBA from Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Management Accountant and a member of the Virginia Society of CPAs and the Institute of Management Accountants. His goal is to utilize his past experiences in order to be the best resource for his client’s tax and accounting needs.
Paramount Tax & Accounting, Alberto J Ibarra
CPA

Alberto J IbarraCPA


Alberto J Ibarra, CPA is a multi-cultural and bi-lingual professional. Graduated from the University of Puerto Rico, became a CPA in 1989. Besides Puerto Rico where he grew up, he has lived in Columbia and Ecuador. In 1999 he moved to Miami with his family and opened his practice in 2006 in the city of Doral. Tax planning and preparation for domestic and foreign taxpayers along with accounting and attestation services are the main services provided by him and his team of 8 professionals. Alberto is an active member of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Certified Public Accountants of Puerto Rico and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He gives back to the community by volunteering with several organizations/charities and currently serves as treasurer of the Columbian American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Miami.

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Paramount Tax & Accounting, Elayne Pace
CPA

Elayne PaceCPA


Elayne has over 25 years of tax and accounting experience and graduated from Santa Clara University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Her work experience spans across small business to multi-entity organizations, including tax, accounting and auditing experience. Her goal is to provide you with a solid accounting and tax strategy so that you can focus on the real purpose of your business.
Elayne has over 25 years of tax and accounting experience and graduated from Santa Clara University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Her work experience spans across small business to multi-entity organizations, including tax, accounting and auditing experience. She has extensive corporate controllership experience, overseeing the budget, accounting and tax functions of the organization. She enjoys helping small businesses thrive successfully, by providing accounting and tax support on a regular basis. Her specialty is helping her clients find ways to take advantage of all of the laws related to their taxes, and make their business back-office as efficient as possible. Her goal is to provide you with a solid accounting and tax strategy so that you can focus on the real purpose of your business.
Paramount Tax & Accounting, Troy Thomas
Owner, Franchisee and Paramount Partner

Troy ThomasOwner, Franchisee and Paramount Partner


Troy is an entrepreneur and has owned many businesses over his career. Troy specializes in business sales and transition services. Troy has worked in private small business, large private business and franchising. Currently, Troy is a Partner in Paramount Partners, A CPA Tax and Accounting Firm, Chief Marketing Officer for Paramount Tax and Accounting Franchising and Owner of the Paramount Tax and Accounting franchise location in Stuart Florida. Troy resides in Martin County Florida with his wife and two adult children.
Paramount Tax & Accounting, Zak Thomas
EA

Zak ThomasEA


Zak has grown up in an entrepreneurial family. His grandfather and father have been business owners for all of his life. Zak is finishing work on his Enrolled Agent license to be a certified tax professional and then completing his requirements to become a licensed CPA. Zak enjoys helping individuals and businesses with their tax questions and filings. Having grown up in small businesses, Zak understands that using a great tax advisor is Paramount to the success of your business. Zak is a resident of Martin County Florida where he enjoys the endless outdoor activities when he is not helping his customers.
Paramount Tax & Accounting, Benjamin T. Dyches
DDS, JD, Owner - Mapleton

Benjamin T. DychesDDS, JD, Owner - Mapleton


Lawyers learn a different way to interpret the world. They are in the business of knowing abstract concepts and applying this knowledge in the interests of client advocacy. Legal services tend to be described as “counsel” or “advice,” composed of phone calls, e-mails, and their associated attachments. Legal training is all about know-ing and not do-ing. The sole requirement to give advice is that someone asks. Business-worthy tax and legal planning, however, requires that a lawyer grasp both the legal concepts and the underlying business context. Most lawyers are weak on the latter.

My tax advisory services are informed by my own hands-on experience, and the many do-ers and entrepreneurs I work with regularly. Our team of tax professionals has helped clients across the country save on taxes. Whatever your stage in life and business, I look forward to helping you maximize tax benefits available.