THIS IS EFS
We build relationships that create value and solve your financial needs.
THE EFS VIEW
It’s your world. We’re just here to assist.
You know your business like the back of your hand, so you do the talking and we’ll do the listening. As we take in your insights and move to solve your financial needs we will consult you every step of the way. Our goal is to help you achieve your goals. In other words, we’re in this together.
EFS Group is a team of Certified Public Accountants with over 30 years of combined experience. Our reputation stems from our continuous ability to build lasting relationships with our clients and solve their financial needs. Let us apply our capabilities to your financial goals.
EPHRAIM EGBELE, CPAFounder and Managing Director
Ephraim Egbele is Founder and Managing Director of EFS Group, PLLC where he focuses on client relations and business development. Ephraim has been a Certified Public Accountant since 2012.
Previously, Ephraim was an Audit Associate at Pricewaterhouse Coopers, where he worked on financial audit engagements of large Fortune 100 companies. Since 2009, Ephraim has dedicated his career to helping small business owners strategize on how they can maximize their profits while lowering their tax liabilities. Ephraim’s dedicated work has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs improve their business finances which in turn has helped them grow their businesses.
Ephraim holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Houston. Ephraim is a Gold level Xero Certified Advisor. He is also a proud member of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). For fun, he enjoys traveling, dining out and spending time with his wife and twin boys.
JERRY MENDEZLead Accountant
Jerry Mendez is the Lead Accountant of EFS Group, PLLC where he focuses on problem solving and work review. Jerry has five years of experience working helping small businesses grow and achieve financial success. Jerry holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Texas A&M University and is a Xero Certified Advisor. He is actively working towards his goal of becoming a CPA. For fun, he enjoys barbecuing on the weekends and spending time with his family.
BRYAN MEMBRENOStaff Accountant
Bryan Membreno is a Staff Accountant for EFS Group, PLLC where he focuses on accounting for trucking and insurance clients and is also the lead payroll specialist. Bryan is skilled in each of our softwares: Xero (Certified Advisor), Quickbooks, Gusto and Payroll Relief. Bryan holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Houston Downtown and is a Xero Certified Advisor. He is actively working towards his goal of becoming a CPA. For fun, he enjoys working out and spending time with his family.
GBEMISOLA DINAStaff Accountant
Gbemisola Dina is a Staff Accountant for EFS Group, PLLC where she focuses on our law firm, service provider and non profit clients. Gbemisola holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Cameron University and is a Xero Certified Advisor. She is actively working towards her Masters in Accounting with a goal of soon becoming a CPA. For fun, she enjoys spending time with family and friends.
MELANIE WILCOX, MPAStaff Accountant
Melanie Wilcox is a Staff Accountant for EFS Group, PLLC where she focuses on our retail and fashion clients. Previously, Melanie worked for a law firm, for five years, where she handled all accounting, payroll and tax preparation for the firm’s clients. Melanie holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Marshall University and a Master of Public Administration in Human Resources from American Public University. Melanie is also a Xero and Quickbooks Certified Advisor. She is actively working towards her goal of becoming a CPA. Melanie enjoys contributing and pouring back into the youth and her community. For fun, she enjoys working out, shopping and spending time with her family and friends.
JAHI JONESRising Intern
Jahi Jones is an Intern for EFS Group, PLLC where he focuses on improving the business processes and efficiency of the firm. Jahi is currently a Senior at the University of Maryland (UMD) pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Supply Chain Management. Jahi is a member of UMD’s wrestling team where he competes and serves as Team Captain. In addition, Jahi is a member of the Accounting Teaching Scholars, Accounting Fellows, National Association of Black Accountants and serves as a Teaching Assistant for Corporate and Managerial Accounting for UMD’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. Previous to EFS Group, Jahi worked for KPMG’s Federal Audit Practice as a Federal Audit Intern. After graduation, he plans on working towards his goal of becoming a CPA and then completing a Master’s degree in Data Analytics. For fun, he enjoys spending time with his friends and family.
KEIASIA COATESSenior Accounting
KeiAsia Coates is a senior Accounting and Management double major and Spanish minor at the University of Maryland, College Park. College Park. Her academic achievements include being heavily involved with University of Maryland’s NABA chapter as Secretary during the 2017-2018 school year, serving as a student ambassador for NABA’s Eastern Region, as well as co-founding an organization for the advancement of women of color in the Robert H. Smith School of Business. Currently, KeiAsia serves as an Accounting Teaching Scholar where she teaches principles of accounting courses. In 2018 she was awarded NABA’s Outstanding Student of the Year for the Eastern Region. Prior to EFS Group, KeiAsia completed three internships KPMG’s commercial audit practice. Upon graduation, she will attend Villanova University to pursue a Master’sdegree in Accounting with Data and Analytics.
KIANNA LITTLE, MPHAdministrative Assistant
Kianna Little is an Administrative Assistant for EFS Group, PLLC where she focuses on client and business organization. Previously, Kianna worked for a non profit in the public health sector and has over ten years experience working with under served communities. Kianna recently made a career change to the finance and accounting field and is a Xero Certified Advisor. Kianna holds a Bachelors of the Arts in Applied Psychology degree from The Pennsylvania State University and a Masters in Public Health from LaSalle University. For fun, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Taylor GordonOperations Strategist
Taylor Gordon is Operations Strategist for EFS Group, PLLC where she ensures the organization is running smoothly while providing efficient service.
Previously, Taylor worked in the hospitality industry in front office sales and event management, along with property management.
Taylor has helped many businesses improve their business operations and increase their bottom line by closing sales and creating systems to add five figures in revenue to their business. She also has used her expertise to consult start-up businesses on how to implement strategies to streamline their most important processes and workflows for sales, project management, and operations.
For fun, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.