Meet Our Staff:
Freckles, our office dog, is a Blue Heeler mix who has been with us since 2008. She is mainly responsible for office morale and alerting her officemates that the UPS guy is at the door. Freckles enjoys greeting clients, retrieving tennis balls and rawhide chews.
Jeff Sheriff, CPA
Jeff loves helping people build wealth through proper planning and execution of individually designed strategies. His primary areas of emphasis are individual and business taxation.
Jeff earned a bachelors degree with high honors, and special honors in psychology from the University of Texas. His education continued with graduate courses in accounting, taxation and management.
Jeff is married to Laura and together they raised six children. They also have nine grandkids. Jeff enjoys cycling, traveling, playing pool and playing with his grandchildren.
Janell Morgan, CPA
Janell enjoys working with her clients to achieve their financial goals. Her professional skills are in individual and business tax, accounting and not-for-profit auditing. She has worked in public accounting as a CPA firm partner since 1984, is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in Texas, attended the University of North Texas and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Janell is married. After a long-term marriage to Jim Morgan and raising one child, five years as a widow, she married Ernest and they are embarking on a new life together. She is active as a volunteer in land conservation and her church; likes to read, travel, play with her cats and attend the symphony.
Cathy Smith, EA
Cathy joined our firm in December of 2006, but began her career working for CPA firms in 1978. She works with our small business clients providing bookkeeping and financial advisory services to help them understand and grow their businesses. A graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University and QuickBooks ProAdvisor, Cathy is an Enrolled Agent qualified to practice before the Internal Revenue Service. Cathy has experience in preparation of federal and state income tax returns, financial statements, payroll and sales tax returns, and compliance issues.
Cathy has lived all over Texas and spent some time in Pennsylvania, raised two children, multiple miniature schnauzers over the years and whenever possible enjoys spending time with her three fantastic grandsons . Reading, watching old movies, cross stitch and caring for family, both older and younger, are the things she truly enjoys.
Cheri joined the firm in July of 1979 as a data entry operator and has continued her education and growth within the firm to administrative assistant with various accounting duties including financial statement compilation and payroll. Her main objective is friendly, excellent client service.
Outside of work she loves to spend time with her husband, Steve, two children and grandchildren. Her hobbies include pets, swimming, and watching old movies.
Jessica joined Sheriff & Morgan, P.C. in the summer of 2019. She is a proficient leader within the professional services market, bringing over six years of business operations experience to the firm. Prior to starting with Sheriff & Morgan, Jessica had the opportunity to serve in various operational roles with Ernst & Young, LLP (EY) as an Executive Recruiting Operations Professional. She has extensive experience with recruiting, and professional development and mentoring. She is familiar, and comfortable, working in a fast paced environment; comfortable in the process of team building; and possesses a strong foundation in accounting. Further, Jessica holds a strong understanding of the BIG 4 culture and environment.
Jessica holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Western Governors University and is currently working toward obtaining her CPA certification in the State of Texas.
Jessica has lived in Texas for over 10 years with her husband, Noah. They are enjoying raising two boys, Jonah and Ezra, along with their two dachshunds, Buddy and Bleaker. Reading, fitness, and cooking are a few of her favorite things.