Our Qualifications

 

Arthur R. Harrington, E.A., Ph.D.
President
 
Art’s four earned degrees include a B.A., B.Th., M.A. from PacificChristianCollege, Fullerton, CA, and a Ph.D. from California Graduate School of Religion, Glendale, CA. He is an ordained pastor who has served ministries in California and Arizona. His doctorate is in Administration, with a specialty in Leadership Development. He serves as a consultant to churches, schools, conference centers, organizations, and businesses. As an active Rotarian since 1963, he has also done extensive national and international training of leadership for Rotary International.
 
Art has twenty-five years of experience in income tax preparation, planning, and representation. He writes training materials for tax preparers, conducts tax training and update seminars for them, and serves as a consultant to other tax professionals. He is an Enrolled Agent (E.A.), licensed by the U. S. Treasury Department.  He is an active member of the National Society of Tax Professionals, the National Sociaty of Accountants and the Arizona Association of Accounting and Tax Professionals.
 
Art has more than fifteen years of experience in the Securities field. He holds the Series 7, 63, and 66 securities licenses, and is licensed to sell securities in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Nevada. Securities are offered through Securities America, Inc., a Registered Broker/Dealer, Member FINRA/SIPC, Arthur R. Harrington, Registered Representative. Advisory services offered through Cooper McManus. Cooper McManus is a SEC Registered Investment Advisory Firm. Harrington Financial Services, Cooper McManus, and Securities America are not affiliated.
 
 
Sharon K. Harrington, M.A., E.A., A.B.A., C.S.A.
Executive Vice President
 
Sharon holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in Accounting and Business Law. She is nationally accredited as a Business Accountant (ABA) by the Accreditation Council for Accounting and Taxation. She is a member of both the Arizona and National Societies of Practicing Accountants, along with the National Society of Tax Professionals. She is an Enrolled Agent (EA) with the U.S. Treasury Department, and is a member of the National Society of Enrolled Agents. She has earned the designation of Certified Seniors Advisor (CSA) by the Society of Certified Senior Advisors.  She is a National QuickBooks Pro Advisor. In addition, she is certified by the Arizona School of Real Estate & Business as a Loan Originator.
 
Sharon has 45 years of experience in the tax and accounting fields. For many years she served as a district manager and national trainer for the largest tax firms in the world, and successfully managed their largest district in the country. She has taught Accounting courses for two community colleges in Arizona. Her experience has also included working as the comptroller of two national corporations, where she was involved in doing cost accounting and systems management.
 
She is highly respected and frequently consulted for her knowledge and experience in her multiple fields. Her weekly “Ask the Expert” is a popular and widely-read feature in the Mohave Valley Daily News.
 
Sharon is not affiliated with Securities America.
 
 
James Michael Myers, B.S. 
Manager of Accounting Services
 
Michael heared his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration/Accounting from West Virginia University.  He has had nearly forty years experience in accounting, tax preparation and business management.  He is also a U.S. Marine veteran.
 
Michael is not affiliated with Securities America.
 
 
Edward Brandel, B.A.
Accounting Associate
 
Ed earned his B.A. degree in Accounting from National University in San Diego, CA.  He has more than 30 years of experience in accounting and tax preparation.  Ed has extensive experience doing accounting for the trucking industry.
 
Ed is not affiliated with Securities America.
 
 
Kandee Ray
Client Services Manager
 
Customer service is our main priority, and that begins with Kandee Ray, our Client Services Manager and the foundation to our customer service paradigm. With over 30 years in client support services, Kandee is the linchpin to our organization’s ability to provide our clients with the highest level of service. She helps to maintain the standard of excellence our clients have come to expect from Harrington Financial Services. From client scheduling, to ensuring the completion of our client data files, to the creation of support materials, and the electronic storage of our records, Kandee provides our organization the ability to anticipate, meet and exceed our client’s needs.
 
Kandee is not affiliated with Securities America.