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About Us

Sammantha has been in the accounting field for more than 15 years and has a Bachelor of
Science degree with specializations in marketing, leadership, organization and management. In addition to her experience in multiple states and industries, she has a passion for working with
numbers. Specifically, Sammantha can solve the most difficult bookwork scenarios. Sammantha has over 10 years of QuickBooks experience that can guide your business or personal accounting needs to success.
Sammantha has been married for 20 years and has three dogs and one cat. Originally from
Oregon, she and her husband relocated to South Carolina for work. They found living in
South Carolina was finally the forever home they had been looking for. Together they have
developed deep ties to their community, church, and friends.

Sammantha Sorenson

Jose graduated with an Accounting Associate Degree in Applied Science from Central Carolina Technical College in 2018. It was Jose’s sophomore year at Crestwood High School where he discovered his passion after taking his first accounting class and immediately knew he wanted to pursue Accounting as a profession.

Jose was born in Mexico and his parents immigrated to the U.S.A. when he was six years old. Attending school in a new language had its challenges, which he not only overcame but quickly excelled. Growing up in a Spanish speaking household has given him the opportunity to be proficient in both English and Spanish.

The path to becoming an accountant has not been easy for Jose because he is a DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) individual, which prevented him from receiving any federal/state scholarships or financial assistance even though he graduated in the top of his class with many academic awards. This required Jose to work long hours in order to pay his own way through college. He is grateful for all the sacrifices that his parents have made along with their unwavering support which have allowed him to become who he is today.

Previously Jose worked at Walgreens where he was the Head of the Photo Department before being promoted to Shift Lead. His employment at Walgreens gave him the opportunity to enhance his leadership skills and develop accurate money management skills. It also taught him the importance of providing the highest quality customer service, which is provided to our clients every day.

 Jose assists the firm’s clients with the upmost respect and attention to detail while providing them with superior service. Jose is the main tax preparer in the office, and is currently working on becoming an Enrolled Agent. This will afford him the privilege of representing taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service. Enrolled agent status is the highest credential the IRS awards.

In his free time Jose is an avid football fan rooting for the Green Bay Packers every Sunday afternoon during football season. If he is not watching football, he is watching Marvel movies with his siblings, hanging out with friends, or taking joy rides in his 2016 Ford Mustang.

  Jose Martinez-Castillo 

As a dedicated and detail-orientated accounting professional, April Beilman has been meeting the accounting needs of the Sumter area since 2018. Handling both large and small volume financial needs of her clients. April specializes in preparing asset, liability and account management and analysis. She also has been commissioned by the South Carolina Office of Secretary of State Mark Hammond, as a Notary Public. She utilizes her analytical mind as well as careful computational skills, performing precise payroll, accounts payable, bank reconciliations and report preparation. Thus, ensuring every financial transaction is accurately represented. 
April got her start in the accounting field in 2017 after following her husband through his 20+ year military career and raising two children. While completing her degree, April was selected to intern with Ratliff CPA. During this internship she learned to communicate with clients, leading to long-term trusting relationships. Additionally, she worked as part of a team to fulfill all necessary tax and accounting duties. In 2018, April graduated from Central Carolina Technical College with an Applied Science degree in accounting. She also received an Academic Program Award for outstanding academic achievement. After her graduation, she was offered a full-time accounting position with Ratliff CPA. April strives to work hard to meet the needs of her clients and believes in a small firm that keeps a close client relationship.

April Beilman

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