About us

At Duncan, Messersmith & Associates, we have been delivering professional accounting services to dental and physician practices for over 32 years. We work with start-up practices through those ready for a transition and everywhere in between.

We recognize the value of a personal, hands-on approach to doing business and earning clients for life. Our firm is committed to carrying out our services with integrity, excellence and respect for others. Our staff's dedication and client support is beyond compare, always putting your best financial interest at the forefront.

Leadership

Dan Messersmith

Dan E. Messersmith, CPA

Managing Partner/CEO

Dan joined the firm in 1995 after working as a senior tax consultant with Deloitte & Touche. Two years later he became Managing Partner and CEO, responsible for all firm operations. He has over 27 years of experience working as a technology consultant, small business owner, controller, and certified public accountant. His specialty areas include tax, healthcare, real estate, and business consulting. He has successfully negotiated healthcare practice sales and acquisitions for a number of medical and dental practices as well as assisting numerous dentists and doctors with startup of a new practice.

Dan earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas. He is very active in his community, serving on various boards, such as the Garland County Economic Development Corporation, Chairman (2010), Treasurer (2017); Hot Springs Fifty for the Future, Chairman (2016), Treasurer (2013-2014); Metro Little Rock Regional Economic Development Board, Executive Committee and Treasurer (2017); Hot Springs Area Community Foundation, Vice Chair (2016 – 2017); Greater Hot Springs Area Chamber of Commerce (2003 – 2015), Vice Chair – Economic Development (2010) and Chairman (2005); Oaklawn Foundation, Inc. – A foundation supporting education and Senior Health Issues –Treasurer and Board Member (2006 -2010); Garland County Habitat for Humanity – Firm has provided all accounting services on a reduced fee or pro-bono basis since its inception in 1998.

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Matt Cheatham, CPA

Partner/Vice President

Matt joined the firm in 2013 after he relocated to Hot Springs. He has over 16 years of public accounting experience with an emphasis in taxation.

Matt earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Southern Arkansas University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants. He serves as the Treasurer of the Garland County Habitat for Humanity and enjoys giving back to the community whenever possible.

Matt enjoys playing golf, working on do-it-yourself projects, and spending time with his family. He is married to Nori and has two daughters, Emma and Neily.