Tax, Accounting and Bookkeeping Services in Austin Tx

About Us

The team at James E. Roberson & Co., P.C.

We provide our team with ongoing training, up-to-date technical systems, and access to the most current research tools and materials. We offer a broad range of services, but we use a customized approach to meeting our clients' needs.

James E. Roberson, CPA




Jim is the president and owner of James E. Roberson & Co., P.C. He started the firm in December, 1977 after working in the accounting field for different public accounting firms since August, 1972. He is a 1972 graduate of the University of Texas earning his bachelors in Business Administration with a major in Accounting.

Jim has a wide variety of experience in accounting, business advisory and tax services for businesses, and tax, retirement and estate planning for individuals. He enjoys the opportunity to develop relationships with so many interesting people (our clients) in a wide variety of industries. He gets the most enjoyment and satisfaction when he sees the firm’s ideas and suggestions implemented and paying off for our clients. It is through Jim’s leadership that the team atmosphere at James E. Roberson & Co. is so evident. Through such leadership, our company possesses great camaraderie within its own team members and most importantly, a true and lasting commitment to helping our clients achieve their lifetime goals.

In his spare time Jim enjoys horseback riding and dancing with his wife Monta. He also enjoys giving back to the community and is currently the Treasurer of the Austin Downtown Lions Club.

Jim can be reached via email at



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Erika Kemp, CPA

Senior Accountant

Erika has over 30 years of experience in public accounting, has a Master’s in Business Administration and is currently licensed as Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas and California.

She has worked for James E. Roberson & Co., P.C. since 1998.

Her experience includes compilations and reviews of small to medium sized companies in a variety of industries including construction, manufacturing, real estate, service, etc. She provides accounting, consulting, and tax planning services to these clients as well.

She also has extensive experience in tax preparation for all types of entities – individual, corporations and partnerships.

Erika enjoys reading and traveling in her spare time.

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Sandra Raines, CPA


Sandie started working in public accounting in Virginia at her father’s accounting firm in 1998, after five years of teaching emotionally disabled students.  She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University, earning her Post-Baccalaureate Degree in Accounting, in 1999 and became a licensed Virginia CPA in 2000.  She has various experiences working with very small to medium sized accounting firms, as well as working as an assistant controller for a not-for-profit organization.  Sandie moved to Texas in 2011 because of her husband’s job, and has worked with James E. Roberson & Co., P.C. since August, 2011.  She is now a licensed CPA in Texas, as well as Virginia.

Sandie’s experience includes compilations for small to medium sized companies in a variety of industries including construction, retail, and services.  She is also experienced in review and audits of small and medium sized not-for-profit organizations and labor unions.  She has extensive experience in tax preparation for individuals, partnerships, corporations, and not-for-profit organizations.

Since moving to Texas, Sandie has enjoyed meeting and working with people in the community. 

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Melissa Kruckenberg

Senior Bookkeeper

Melissa has been an important part of the James E. Roberson & Co. team since 1990. She brings over 25 years of experience to her clients. Many of those clients count on Melissa to assist them in maintaining their accounting records on an ongoing basis. She is a QuickBooks ProAdvisor and enjoys working closely with clients to train them in a way that allows them to become increasingly self reliant, she also helps them with designing and streamlining their accounting systems. Melissa enjoys working in the team focused, yet individually challenging environment at James E. Roberson & Co.

In her spare time Melissa enjoys visiting with friends, her extended family and spending time with her husband, and their two children. She also loves to golf when she gets the chance.

Melissa can be reached via email at
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Brenda Bohm

Staff Accountant

Brenda started working in the field of accounting in 1991 after moving to Austin, Texas to work for a local software company.  Brenda has over 14 years of experience in various accounting fields working directly with controllers, directors and business owners. She received her Bachelor of Science in Management-Accounting from Park University Austin Campus. Brenda joined James E. Roberson & Co. team in January 2008. Her experience includes tax preparation for individuals, partnerships, corporations, and not-for-profit organizations.  She also assists clients in maintaining their accounting data through month-end or annual reviews including processing various quarterly and annual forms and returns. 

Brenda enjoys spending her free time outdoors with her family and their dog. 

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Michelle Buffington

Office Manager

Michelle comes to James E. Roberson & Co with 4 years of administrative management experience.

Michelle attended Texas A&M University.

Michelle is the first person you will come in contact with when reaching out to James E. Roberson & Company. She is the cheery voice you hear when you call the office and the smiling face you’ll meet when you come in the door. If you can’t get in touch with your team member, you can count on Michelle to help answer any question you may have and point you in the right direction.

Michelle also keeps busy with billing, handling accounts payable and receivable, assembling tax returns and financial statements, along with taking care of our team members with anything they need. She helps the office run efficiently and effectively

In her spare time she enjoys hiking the Austin area with her family and 4 dogs. Michelle is passionate about animals, she loves all types of animals and would adopt them all if given the opportunity.

Michelle can be reached via email at