Financial Institution Consultants
Our Firm History
ETA is the merger of two successful financial consulting firms. Edwards & Associates, LLC was founded in June of 1983, by its principal M. Scott Edwards, a University of Arizona graduate and CPA. The firm recently added its newest partner Marcus Valen in June 2019 to form Edwards, Valen, & Associates LLC. Thrash and Associates, LLC was formed in 1995 by its principal Bobby Thrash, an Eastern New Mexico graduate with a masters in finance. The firms collectively have provided thirty years of financial advisory services in the areas of internal audit, loan review, appraisal review, compliance, policies and A&D for financial institutions. During their histories, the firms have provided consulting services to over a hundred community Banks through at least two economic cycles. Currently the new firm provides some or all of their services to over thirty banks in New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona and Texas.
Our Key Solution Benefits
Same day response to compliance questions
Virtual file review prior to closing
Complimentary training sessions during scheduled on-site audits
We provide solutions along with findings presented with our work
Local staff to save you on travel costs
Continuing Education and Training
Our staff participates in continuing education and training to keep up to date with current issues and regulations.
Experience and Certifications
Our staff has been trained and certified in their area of expertise, providing you with extensive knowledge in each audit and compliance area.
Need assistance with implementing the new compliance rules and keeping up with changes? We've got you covered. We offer extensive compliance services for both Deposits and Lending.
The firm is staffed with knowledgeable professionals, most are certified in their area of expertise and have assisted Financial Institutions in understanding and implementing regulations, developing policies and preparing for exams.
We have professional IT Staff, Full Stack Programmers, and Auditors on staff. Let us manage your vendors for you, perform risk assessments, and review compliance. We can even outsource your everyday IT for competitive monthly contracts!