Erlinda R. Shannon

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Senior Professional Staff
Phone 409-838-1605, Ext. 128

Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Erlinda graduated from Lamar University with highest honors (summa cum laude) with a bachelor’s degree in accounting in December 2003.   She had previously obtained an Associate’s degree in Computer Operations from Del Mar College in 1992.

After graduating from Lamar, Erlinda began working for a local property management company as an accountant and later joined Wathen, DeShong & Juncker in August 2006.   Her experience has been focused mainly on auditing, with some financial statement preparation and tax return preparation included.  She is currently a Senior professional staff.

Erlinda actively serves her church community as a ministry scheduling volunteer and garage sale coordinator.  In 2009, she held the position of co-leader for the Women of Jude ministry, an organization that focuses on organizing various social, service, and educational opportunities for the women of St. Jude.  She has also volunteered her time with the youth of St. Jude as chaperone and in a variety of other services.

Erlinda and her husband, Otha, moved to Beaumont in February 1997.  Otha currently works as a chemist with Valero Refinery, in Port Arthur, TX.  Otha and Erlinda have two children, Michelle and Richard.  Michelle will graduate from Lamar University in May 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in family studies.  Richard will graduate from West Brook High School in June 2010.  He plans to attend Lamar University to study business.

Erlinda is currently serving WDJ in the following capacities:

  • Auditing
  • Franchise Tax Coordinator and preparer
  • Tax return preparer
  • Financial statement preparer
  • QuickBooks and Peachtree software user
  • Payroll tax return preparer