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At Clifford, Ross, Raudenbush & Cooper, CPA’s, LLC, we pride ourselves in providing cutting edge, efficient, and personable financial accounting services.
“Never underestimate the value of a CPA.”

1790 N Lee Trevino Dr.
Ste. 400
El Paso, TX 79936
915-593-3330
Fax: 915-593-3302
1155 Commerce Dr.
Ste. E
Las Cruces, NM 88011
575-524-1040
Fax: 575-647-1136

Timothy P. Clifford, CPA Managing Shareholder

A graduate of New Mexico State University, Tim has been a CPA (certified in both Texas and New Mexico) since 1975. Tim has been active in various organizations, including the El Paso Jaycees (past president), the El Paso Red Cross (past board member), Leadership El Paso (past participant), the Sun Carnival Association, United Way of El Paso, El Paso Chamber of Commerce (Amigos), El Paso Chamber of Commerce (past board member), First Interstate Bank (advisory director), El Paso Crime Stoppers, Las Cruces Healthcare Foundation (past board member), the Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce Conquistadors, the New Mexico State University Foundation board member, and a current board member of SCORE.

 

Rodney I. Ross, CPA Member

A graduate of New Mexico State University, Rod has been a CPA (certified in both Texas and New Mexico) since 1977. Rod has been active in various organizations, including the El Paso Jaycees (past president and board member), past president and treasurer for The Area Health Education Center (a grant administered for the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center), the El Paso Zoological Society (past board member), El Paso Red Cross (past board member), Leadership El Paso (past participant), the First Baptist Church Finance Committee (past member), El Paso Chamber of Commerce (Amigos), El Paso Chamber of Commerce (past board member), First Tee of Greater El Paso (former board member) and volunteered for the Sun Carnival Association. He is currently active on the First Baptist Church of El Paso Foundation Board, the New Mexico State University Athletic Hall of Fame Committee, and a Board Member of the Aggie Sports Association.

 

Paul E. Raudenbush, CPA Member

Paul is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. After serving 20 years as a fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force, he went on to serve as Controller for a manufacturing company and as Controller for a retail department store chain. Paul has been a CPA (certified in both Texas and New Mexico) since 1981. He has been active in civic organizations, including The Rotary Club of East El Paso, National Ski Patrol since 1968, El Paso Chapter of the American Red Cross (past board member), and is past president of the Vista Hills Country Club.

 

Denise S. Cooper, CPA, MBA Member

Denise is a graduate of New Mexico State University, with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (with an emphasis in Finance) and undergraduate degrees in both Accounting and German. She has been a CPA (certified in both Texas and New Mexico) since 1988. She has been a certified fraud examiner since 2010. She is active in several civic organizations including the Women’s Information Network, the Mesilla Valley Rotary Club, and is a Board Member of the Las Cruces Symphony, and New Mexico Homemade.

 

Eric Cardona, CPA, Las Cruces, NM

A graduate of New Mexico State University, Eric has been a CPA since 2013 and joined the firm from State Farm Insurance where he provided exceptional service to clients with a need for insurance products. He brings a strong client service background to the accounting industry, along with an extensive education in accounting, and specializes in non-profit audits.

 

Brandon Duran, CPA, El Paso, TX

Brandon received his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and completed his Master’s degree with a focus in tax from The University of Texas at El Paso and has been a CPA since 2018. Brandon joined our firm in 2015. Brandon offers assistance to business clients with the preparation of taxes and bookkeeping as well as supporting audits.

 

Raul A. Gomez, Manager-Business Development, El Paso, TX

Raul joined the staff recently after 33 years in the international freight forwarding industry where he was the General Manager of Rudolph Miles & Sons and the Senior Manager of Distribution Facilities in North America for FedEx Trade Networks. Raul was also a higher education administrator for 14 years where he held senior level positions at a number of universities. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Texas at El Paso in 1970 followed by a Master’s degree in Spanish from Colorado State University in 1972 and also a Master’s degree in Educational Administration from New Mexico State University in 1975. Raul will provide his many years of management experience in helping with business development and client support activities. He can be contacted at rgomez@crrc-cpa.com.

 

Margie E. Aranda, Accountant, El Paso, TX

Margie has worked for the firm for over 15 years. She is experienced in bookkeeping and her main focus is year-end accounting preparation for tax returns and financial statements. Margie is familiar with the clients and their businesses and is more than ready to be of assistance.

 

Adriana Agosto, Accountant, El Paso, TX

Adriana joined our firm in 2018 following graduation from the University of Texas at El Paso with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in Accountancy. She also completed her Master’s degree program in Accounting at UTEP in December 2018. Adriana also earned an Associate’s degree in Accounting from Northern Essex Community College in Massachusetts while accompanying her Army veteran husband of 32 years on one of his many tours of duty. She assists in preparing tax returns, bookkeeping, and audits.

 

Armida Aguirre, Accountant, El Paso, TX

Armida is a graduate of Durham Business College. She has 16 years of bookkeeping experience. She has been with Clifford, Ross, Raudenbush & Cooper CPA’s LLC since 1997. She is vital to the bookkeeping department and prepares corporate as well as personal returns for her clients. She offers assistance to business clients from basic bookkeeping duties to setting up the client’s bookkeeping system.

 

Berta DeBraal, Office Manager, Las Cruces, NM

Las Cruces Office Manager. Berta is a graduate of the Business College of Colorado and has been with the firm since 1980. We call her the heart of our Las Cruces office because, over her many years of service, she has maintained close contact with all of our Las Cruces clients and has had a wonderful relationship with them. With over thirty years in the accounting business, she keeps the office running efficiently, and you will find Berta very capable and helpful in meeting your needs.

 

Claudia Baltazar, Accountant, El Paso, TX

Claudia graduated with a Master’s in Accountancy with a concentration in audit from the University of Texas at El Paso. While in school, she was a member of the student organization Internal Audit Student Association (IASA) since its inception. She has over 10 years of experience in the financing industry where she worked as a branch manager of a finance company prior to pursuing a career in accounting. Her short-term goal is to take the exam to obtain her license as a CPA in Texas. She has tax preparation and bookkeeping experience from internships throughout her schooling.

 

Sharon Carrillo, Accountant, Las Cruces, NM

Sharon joined our staff in January 2007. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Political Science at the University of New Mexico and her MBA in Public Administration at the University of Virginia. Sharon is currently studying to sit for the CPA exam. Sharon prepares personal and corporate tax returns as well as doing tax research.

 

Priscilla Fraire, Accountant, Las Cruces, NM

Priscilla is a graduate of New Mexico State University, holding a Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy with an Associate’s degree in Business Office Technology. Her studies also include an Associate’s degree in Computerized Accounting from the Business Skills Institute College. She is experienced in bookkeeping and payroll services. Priscilla assists our clients in preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual reports. She is currently preparing for the CPA exam.

 

Rosa Martinez, MBA Accountant, El Paso, TX

Ms. Martinez is a graduate of the University of Phoenix, holding a Bachelor’s degree in Business with a concentration in Accounting and a Master’s degree in Business Administration. She has been with our firm for over 12 years. Rosa has vast experience in bookkeeping, accounting, and in preparing a variety of income tax returns. Rosa offers assistance in-house and in-the-field to business clients, especially with QuickBooks support.

 

Orlando Nevarez, Accountant, El Paso, TX

Orlando joins the team with over 10 years of experience in Management and Bookkeeping. His experience and education include an associate degree in Business Administration and is currently pursuing his bachelor’s degree in the area of finance. His professionalism and knowledge build long lasting relationships and trust with our clients.

 

Ryan Ross, Accountant, El Paso, TX

A graduate of New Mexico State University, Ryan has been in accounting and finance for over 10 years. He is currently enjoying his second stint with CRRC. He has worked as the financial officer of a local not-for-profit, financial advisor for a national brokerage firm, and a financial analyst for a Fortune 500 company in Dallas. Ryan has an extensive background in many aspects of business and personal finances, which has made his transition back into public accounting a very easy one. He is currently preparing for the CPA exam. Ryan is a member of the Board of Directors of First Tee of Greater El Paso.

 

David A. Diffenderfe, CPA, Audit Staff

Dave is a graduate of Stanford University, with a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Arizona, and the financial officer for three corporations. Dave has been an accountant since 1979. He retired as a Captain from Continental Airlines and has served as a Director of Flight Operations for the El Paso Amigo Air Show since 1987.

 

Michael Clifford, Office Assistant, El Paso, TX

Michael joined CRRC in 2015. Michael was a performer for the Pickle Family Circus for over seven years. His performing background has given him excellent verbal & nonverbal communication skills which makes him a clear choice as the first point of contact in our El Paso office. Michael is learning the many aspects of the business and what it takes to keep the office running smoothly.

 

William C. DeBraal, Office Assistant, Las Cruces, NM

William has an Associate’s degree in Applied Sciences from New Mexico State University. He assists all staff with everyday office duties.

 

Rene Mena, Courier, El Paso, TX

Rene joined CRRC in 2015 as a courier. With speed, security, and professionalism, he is a great asset to our company as he is able to build relationships with our clients while making deliveries. Due to this, Rene has been our trusted courier ever since.

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