John Ed Welch

Partner, CPA


John Ed has over 40 years of public accounting experience. While nearly all of it has been with Welch, Couch & Company, PA, early in his career he worked for a predecessor to Ernst & Young. John Ed has extensive experience in not-for-profit and governmental accounting and auditing. He has also worked closely with financial institutions performing both internal and external audits of financial institutions. He also provides management consultation and taxation services.


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Bank of Salem, Board of Directors