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Sue Talkington

Sue Talkington CPA Fort Smith AR

Sue Talkington

Member, CPA

Since joining our team in 1989, Sue has worked with hundreds of clients, focusing her practice on nonprofit, government, healthcare, low income housing tax credit entities and employee benefit plans.

Her passion lies in fraud deterrence and detection, litigation support and forensics. She partners with clients to identify areas of opportunity and danger by the way of operational and internal control reviews.

Sue grew up in Florida before moving to Arkansas with her family when she was 15 years old. She currently calls Alma, AR, home. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and showing poodles.


Education & Certifications

  • University of Arkansas – Master of Business Administration (1997)
  • Arkansas Technical University – Bachelor of Science, Accounting (1988)
  • University of the Ozarks
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF)
  • Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants (ARCPA)
  • Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants (ARCPA) — Member, Accounting and Auditing Committee; Member, Peer Review Committee
  • Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants (OKCPA)
  • Association of Governmental Accountants (AGA)
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
  • Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)

The Fun Stuff

  • Caffeine, please: she drinks a pot of coffee a day.
  • She loves cruises; her favorite was to Alaska.
  • She grew up in Cocoa Beach, FL, where her dad worked for NASA on the Apollo series.
  • She breeds and shows prize-winning poodles, having won the breed at Westminster and the #1 poodle in the nation.