About Us

Our Team

Eric Bledsoe, CPA

Partner
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Eric M. Bledsoe received his BBA in Accounting from the University of Oklahoma. Eric began working for the firm in 1991, served as the business manager for Bartlesville Public Schools for three years, and then returned to public accounting with the firm again in 1998. Eric currently serves as the senior partner for the firm. A CPA since 2001, Eric has made several presentations to school district and rural water district officials on proper auditing and accounting procedures, has served as a financial consultant to many school districts, and has served as an expert witness on lawsuits. Eric lives at Lake Keystone with his wife, Lilyann. 

Jeffrey Hewett, CPA

Partner
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Jeffrey D. Hewett, CPA, received his BBA in Accounting from the University of Oklahoma. Jeff began working for the firm in 1990 and currently serves as a partner. He has made presentations for Oklahoma Schools Advisory Council, Oklahoma Center for School Business Management, and Oklahoma Association of School Business Officials.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the First National Bank Broken Arrow, Broken Arrow Rotary Club Foundation, and Boy Scout Troop 935.  He has served in the past as a board member for the Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce, Broken Arrow Historical Museum, and the Broken Arrow Rotary Club. He has also served on the Oklahoma Society of CPA’s Peer Review Committee, as well as other various community-related endeavors.  He is a member of Evergreen Baptist Church and lives in Broken Arrow with his wife Kaye Linn, daughter Hailey, and sons Parker and Carson.

Chris Gullekson, CPA

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Christopher P. Gullekson, CPA, received his BA in Accounting from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. Chris began working for the firm in 2007, earned his CPA in 2014, and currently serves as a partner. Chris has given presentations to school district officials on proper auditing procedures, as well as the proper controls needed for activity funds. Chris is a member of the American Institute of CPA’s, the Oklahoma Society of CPA’s, and brings over 15 years of experience in public school finance and auditing. Chris lives in Tulsa with his wife, Emily.

Shane Murphy

Staff Auditor

Jason Harms

Staff Auditor

Jesse Frisbie

Staff Auditor

Marlene Miller

Office Manager

Our Firm

Bledsoe, Hewett & Gullekson has provided auditing, accounting, and consulting services for state and local municipalities for over fifty-five years. In that time, the firm has developed a reputation as the premier governmental auditing firm in the State of Oklahoma. Our reputation, along with our client base, continues to increase each year, mostly due to our unequaled service to our clients. Many government entities rely on our firm to provide all of their accounting and auditing needs.

 

We take great pride in our experience, reputation, and reliability. If you have questions or desire further information, please contact us and we will be happy to provide any needed information. Thank you for visiting our site.

History

The firm was started in 1965 by Mr. Kenneth Slaten.

Kenneth was an audit manager for the Oklahoma State Auditor & Inspectors office for 10 years. He then opened his own practice in Shawnee to provide annual audit reports to school districts. Because of his knowledge and experience in governmental accounting, the practice quickly developed into a large auditing firm within a few years, expanding into the audit areas of cities and towns, rural water districts, and other municipalities. Stephen Sanders joined the firm in 1976 and became a partner in 1980. The firm then became Slaten and Sanders, CPAs, Inc.

 

In 1982, Mr. Slaten passed away, and in 1987, the firm changed its name to Stephen H. Sanders, C.P.A., Inc. The firm continued to grow in staff and client base due to Steve’s reputation as the most knowledgeable governmental auditor in the state of Oklahoma. In 2001, Eric Bledsoe became a partner, followed by Jeff Hewett in 2002. Stephen Sanders retired in 2016 and Chris Gullekson became a partner in 2019, making the firm name Bledsoe, Hewett & Gullekson, CPA’s, PLLLP. Today, the firm remains one of the most reputable government audit firms in the state.

Commitment to Service

We are a firm that is dedicated to the service of our clients. If you have a specific need at any specific time, we will do our best to meet your requests in full.

 

To assure ourselves and our clients that we deserve our reputation, we participate in “continued professional education” courses. Each year, we receive over 40 hours of professional education in the areas of governmental accounting and auditing to ensure that we are staying up with changing laws and regulations that affect the municipal accounting industry. We are also subject to AICPA’s peer review program which is required every three years. Click here to review our most recent peer review.

Have Questions About Our Services?

Our Main Clients

We serve many different types of governmental entities. If you desire a listing of clients or references from current clients, simply contact us and we will provide this information.
Public Schools

Public Schools

We are the largest school auditing firm in the state and have been since our inception. The firm offers many services to school districts, such as annual audits, investigative or special audits, treasury services, compilation of the estimate of needs, consultation regarding the School District Budget Act, bookkeeping services, and board presentations.

Rural Water Districts

Rural Water Districts

The firm has built a large client base of rural water districts, and continue to increase these numbers due to our unmatched services. We offer annual audits, investigative or special audits, bookkeeping services, and other services to meet the needs of these specialized municipalities.

Our Location

Bledsoe, Hewett & Gullekson

121 E. College St. P.O. BOX 1310, BA, OK 74012

(918) 449-9991

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