The Texas Municipal League (TML) is a nonprofit association which exists solely to provide services to Texas cities through legislative, legal and educational efforts. As an associate member, Belt Harris Pechacek uses the knowledge learned from TML to assist City governments with upcoming legislative and legal changes it may encounter pertaining to the City’s financial audit.
Belt Harris Pechacek continues to have a long standing and active membership in both the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) and Government Finance Officers Association of Texas (GFOAT) with regular sponsorships at annual conferences and monthly meetings. Through education, training, facilitation of member networking, and leadership, we are able to identify and develop financial policies and best practices to assist your organization.
Belt Harris Pechacek adheres to the standards for audits that were developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). We are also a founding member of the Governmental Audit Quality Center (GAQC) which has recently commemorated its tenth year anniversary. Our membership in these organizations continually keeps us abreast of new and ever changing rules and regulations which enhance the quality of our audits.
Our Partners and Managers, as well as Belt Harris Pechacek as a firm, are all members of, and certified through, the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (TSBPA). You can be assured that as Certified Public Accountants we possess the necessary education, skills, and capabilities to perform competently in the profession of public accountancy.
The Partners of Belt Harris Pechacek are members of both the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA), as well as the local Houston chapter. Our firm is committed to serving our clients with programs offered by the TSCPA that advance the highest standards of ethics and practice within the CPA profession.
Both Robert Belt and Stephanie Harris are registered as Certified Fraud Examiners (CFEs) through the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). CFEs have a unique set of skills that are not found in any other career field or discipline. They combine knowledge of complex financial transactions with an understanding of methods and laws, and how to resolve allegations of fraud within your organization. CFEs are trained to identify the warning signs and red flags that indicate evidence of fraud and fraud risk. Our team of CFEs helps protect you by uncovering fraud and implementing processes to prevent fraud from occurring in the first place.