Our Team 

Larry Filener


Larry is the owner of South West Accounting Pros and has been a CPA for over 34 years. He has been a speaker on accounting topics at national symposiums and an author of accounting texts. Additionally, there is a national symposium held annually by the nation’s sixth largest accounting firm. They used Larry as one of their featured speakers to instruct other CPAs.  Even though Larry is an owner, he is also very hands on. Before starting his own firm, Mr. Filener was previously a partner in one of the largest firms in the state and believed that too little time was spent actually assisting clients and supervising work. Thus was the genesis for starting the new firm. Larry has been married for over 35 years and has 4 children.

Steven Johnson

Tax Principal

Steve has provided professional accounting/ bookkeeping/tax services, over the past 29 years, to a wide variety of small business clients. He has excelled in his profession and will be able to provide significant knowledge in the daily accounting and bookkeeping area. Also, Steve has significant experience in tax preparation, IRS audits and tax planning. Steve has been married for over 23 years, is the father of one and the grandfather of two.

Edward Meier

Senior Accountant

Ed has provided accounting/ bookkeeping services, over the past 37 years, as a controller for four private / public sector companies. During his tenure as Controller, Ed was in charge of Multi-million dollar operations with hundreds of employees. Ed serves solely as accounting and CFO assistance to small businesses. Ed helps prepare payrolls, complicated CRS-1 calculations, payroll reports to federal and state agencies, monthly financials. Additionally, he consults with small business clients with accounting and CFO issues. Ed has been married over 35 years with two children and two grandchildren.

William Filener

Staff Accountant

Will holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of New Mexico and is responsible for Client bookkeeping services.

"SWAP tailors their services to the needs and capabilities of the client.  In some cases, client personnel have adequate skills to enter and record information.  In some cases that is not feasible.  We tailor our work and services to each individual situation."