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About Our Firm

At our firm, we have the client—and only the client—in mind.

Our reasons for becoming financial professionals are deeply personal. We repeatedly saw many friends and family struggling to find the help they needed to map out their financial future. We are confident that with our understanding of personal finance, coupled with our training as financial professionals, we can help people better prepare for the future. After years in the business, we have developed a reputation for educating individuals in an easy-to-understand manner so they can grasp personal finance and use those concepts to pursue their financial objectives. We feel a commitment to our community.

Client Centered

Over the years, we have found that a team approach can be an effective method to help clients who have a wide variety of needs as they maneuver through a complex financial-services world. We invite you to discover and experience the power of our services. We believe it has far-reaching benefits for our clients to get opinions from several sources with diverse backgrounds, education, and experience.

No one strategy fits everyone, which is why every client gets our undivided attention—from planning to execution to follow-up. We take a proactive approach to helping you develop a strategy to address your financial goals and objectives, using the most efficient methods available.

Meet The Team

John W Hess EA, ATA

Financial Advisor

John Hess has been involved with Client Service and Practice Management since 1987. He joined the Firm in 1999. In 2014, he became the sole owner of the Firm. He focuses primarily on financial planning, helping clients plan for and...

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Dennis M Nichols EA, ETA

Financial Advisor


Dennis joined the Firm in 1990 and now serves as Treasurer. He received his BS in Business from USC in 1980. He has earned his Enrolled Agent (EA) designation which enables him to practice and represent clients before the IRS. He has...

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Tommy Odom

Staff Accountant

Tommy joined the firm in 2016. He is involved with tax preparation and advisement, bookkeeping, payroll processing, Federal and State quarterly tax filings, State sales tax filings and client relations. Tommy routinely files various...

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Chuck Loughry

Senior Accountant

Chuck Loughry joined Hess Tax & Accounting Group LLC in 2007 and is the Senior Tax and Accounting Advisor for the firm. Chuck has a vast array of knowledge in the tax law that allows him to advise and prepare tax returns for nearly every...

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Angie Wallace

Financial Representative



Angie joined the firm in 2021. She has been helping the community with their financial needs since 1999. She started her career at Founders Federal Credit Union where she helped the members for 19 years in the lending and card services...

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Client Centered

Client Centered

Whether you are investing to build wealth, protect your family, or preserve your assets, our personalized service focuses your needs, wants, and long-term goals.

Our team of professionals have years of experience in financial services. We can help you address your needs of today and for many years to come. We look forward to working with you.

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