Gilliland & Co., PC is a full-service Certified Public Accounting firm licensed in TX. All our CPA's hold valid TX State CPA Certificates.
Meet Our Staff:
Mark E. Gilliland, CPA
Mark founded Mark E. Gilliland, CPA in 2002 to provide tax planning and preparation, primarily to clients of Gilliland Investment Management, Inc., a registered investment advisor. However the firm quickly outgrew that role, and was incorporated as Gilliland & Co, PC in 2012 providing tax planning and preparation to clients in the Canyon/Amarillo area.
Mark graduated from West Texas A&M University in 1984 with BBA in Finance, and with his Master of Professional Accounting degree in 1986. He has been a CPA for over 25 years. Mark specializes in a variety of solutions including tax planning and preparation for small business owners.
Mark currently serves on the board of The Presbyterian Children's Home in Amarillo as treasurer. He is a member of the Texas Society of CPAs, and is a past president of the Panhandle Chapter of the Texas Society of CPAs. He and his wife Kaye have four children and are members of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Amarillo where they both serve as elders.
In his spare time, Mark can be found watching his daughters play tennis for Canyon High. He enjoys the making the occasional trip to the mountains of New Mexico and Colorado for hiking, skiing and fly fishing with Kaye and the kids.
Laura N. Niemiec, CPA
Laura earned her bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Public Accounting in 1993 from the University of Michigan. Shortly after her graduation, she moved to Canyon and has been a Texas CPA for over 20 years. She joined Gilliland & Co in 2012.
Laura is dedicated to providing high-quality, professional services in the areas of accounting and payroll, financial statement reporting, and income tax planning and preparation for both individuals and business entities. She is experienced in the areas of non-profit accounting and reporting, fund accounting and trust accounting as well.
Laura and her husband, Frank, are raising two children who are very involved in school and sports activities. They are members of the Methodist church, where Laura volunteers as the Treasurer of a women's circle group and as a Sunday School teacher for a class of adults with special needs. When not working, Laura enjoys travelling and spending time with her family. She can often be found cheering on her kids at their baseball, swimming, soccer, track, football or FFA events.
Micah Burnett, Bookkeeper
Micah Burnett is a hometown girl, married with two children. After graduating from Canyon High School she went on to study at West Texas A&M university where she earned a bachelor's degree in accounting.
Micah and her husband now own and operate an ag-related construction business. When Micah is not helping with the day to day activites of Burnett Industries, LLC, she is keeping books at Gilliland & Co., PC.
Kaye Gilliland, Office Manager
Kaye Gilliland is the office manager of Gilliland & Co., PC and Gilliland Investment Management, Inc.
She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Tech University in Family and Consumer Science Education in 1987. She holds an Elementary Teaching Certificate from West Texas A&M University with an English concentration for grades 1-8. Previous to working at Gilliland & Co, Kaye was an Extension Assistant for the Texas Agricultural Extension Service and the Project Director for the ES-USDA Youth at Risk Grant for School Age Child Care. Before that, she taught 4th grade at Wildorado Independent School District.
Kaye serves as a elder at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Amarillo. She keeps busy keeping up with their four active kids.