Accountant Stew Tarkington

Stew Tarkington

Based on 1 reviews
Licensed for 40 years
30309, Georgia [GA], Atlanta
Practice areas
Certified Public Accountant - CPA

30309, Georgia, GA, Atlanta

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

+1 404 625 1842

About Stew

Stew is a Financial, Accounting and Marketing Executive and CFO experienced in Direct Media, Internet and Retail Channels. As a Partner at Wells Tarkington, he brings over 35 years of experience in Accounting, Tax, Marketing, Finance and Business Operations to the firm. Throughout his career, Stew has worked as President, COO, CFO and Controller for large businesses while also providing financial and marketing consulting services to small and medium-size businesses.

He began his career as a CPA with Ernst & Young in the Auditing group and also worked at IBM. He has since held positions including President and COO of Ballard Designs; Vice President, Controller, CFO Direct Mail Division and Vice President of Marketing at Avon Products; Vice President of Marketing at New Hampton, Inc; Vice President of Marketing at Scrip Companies and Consulting with Dynavox Technologies. Stew received a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Cincinnati.Wells Tarkington, LLC is an Atlanta-based CPA firm specializing in business accounting, tax services, and accounting technology systems. 

As a local boutique CPA firm, we offer personalized service, expertise and attention to detail. If you’re in search of a CPA or accountant to help with tax return preparation, financial strategy, bookkeeping or accounting technologies, we’d appreciate the opportunity to partner with you.
Wells Tarkington, LLC is a recognized public accounting firm, member of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and supporter of Atlanta institutions such as Piedmont Park, the Atlanta Beltline, and Atlanta Public Schools.

Accounting Services

Outsourced Accounting allows a business to spend more time focusing on its customers, rather than on administrative accounting tasks. Smart businesses recognize that good accounting is critical to their success. We partner with your company to provide high quality and cost-effective accounting services without the need for full or part-time internal staff. We offer the services and expertise that would otherwise be expensive and difficult to hire on full time. Wells Tarkington provides scalable outsourced bookkeeping that provides businesses with all of the functions, services, and intelligence needed to run the business. You have complete control and transparency into what’s going on with your finances, without the need for an internal accounting department. Outsourcing is available in all shapes and sizes, contact us to learn more about how we can streamline your business.

  • General bookkeeping
  • Budgeting and Cost Accounting
  • Expense Coding and Reconciliation
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Transaction review
  • A month and Year-end review
  • Income recognition
  • Payroll


Technology continues to drive change in the way that companies manage their financials. The integration of accounting systems, banks, credit cards and payment systems has helped automate many routine bookkeeping tasks and led to better overall quality of financial records. We help businesses integrate their systems and optimize business processes to reduce costs and improve the accuracy of their financials. From there, our accounting experts manage the processes of expense coding, reconciliation, payments, receipts and month and year-end closing. As partners to your business, we provide CFO oversight and guidance to identify opportunities for growth, savings and risk management.

Tax Services

Wells Tarkington provides comprehensive tax services for businesses, individuals and non-profit organizations, whether your needs are simple or complex. All tax returns are reviewed by a licensed CPA from the State of Georgia.

  • Tax return preparation
  • Tax strategy and planning
  • International Tax Issues
  • IRS dispute resolution
  • Tax controversy
  • State & Local Tax

Advisory Services

The world is constantly changing and businesses need to continually assess how they’re performing in order to match and outperform the competition.Our advisory services help businesses step back, review their financial organization and processes, establish goals and implement a plan to realize those goals.

  • Accounting Systems Analysis, Process and Technology review
  • Entity Selection and Formation
  • Internal Control Review
  • Budgeting and Forecasting
  • Volume & Expense Variance Analyses
  • Financial Reporting
  • Formal Business Plans
  • Strategic Positioning Analysis

Accounting Technology and Systems

The technology that businesses choose to manage their finances can have a significant impact on how well organized they are, what level of reporting and intelligence they have and the amount of time spent managing their systems. Our firm is structured with a dedicated technology practice. We provide guidance on software selection, implementation, upgrades and maintenance for cloud-based, hosted and on-premises solutions. While many other firms focus on supporting just one or two software packages, we have the independence and market expertise to guide our clients toward technology decisions that are right for their business.

  • Software Selection
  • Systems Implementation
  • Migration to new Accounting systems
  • Financial Report Creation and Automation
  • Setup and Training

Our technology consulting practice consists of both software implementation experts and accounting professionals. We work on projects ranging from basic desktop conversions up to the transition to mid-size ERP solutions. As our clients grow, the need to move beyond a general ledger and payment solution grow. Mid-size ERP software provides businesses with greater insight by integrating the different areas of business including accounting, finance, inventory, marketing, and sales.

Reviews (1)
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I highly recommend Wells Tarkington to anyone needing the best accounting services in Atlanta. Rebecca Wells has been such an invaluable asset to the success of my company. It is such a blessing to be able to wholeheartedly trust Wells Tarkington to handle such a vulnerable portion of my business. 10 Starts if I could give them! 

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