About Us

Our vision is creating a foundation, environment & culture wherein CPAs & clients thrive together! It is our intention to be the CPA firm of the future.

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Trevor McCandless, CPA, MTax

Chief Entrepreneurial Officer

  • Years of Industry Experience​: 10+
  • School​: University of Florida & Georgia State University
  • Degree​: B.A. in Accounting and Masters in Taxation
  • Industry Specialties​: Professional services (Law Firms, Dental offices, Advertising Agencies, etc.), Multi-Location Retail, Real Estate, Technology
  • Something you do for fun​: Every yard game, soccer, golf, snow skiing, fly fishing, pool basketball & ping pong!
  • Why you love being an accountant​: I eat, sleep and bleed entrepreneurialism. My work in accounting, tax and consulting allows me to dive into our entrepreneurial clients businesses and make truly meaningful impacts.
  • Hometown​: Jacksonville, FL
  • Favorite Atlanta sports team​: Atlanta Hawks
  • Any family or fur babies​: Newly married to the sweet and patient Alexandra. We also have a little "Shih-Poo" puppy named Bernie!
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Steven Sumners, CPA, MAcc

Senior Tax & Accounting Manager

  • Years of Industry Experience: ​5+

  • School: ​Ohio State University, Mercer University

  • Degree:​ Master of Accounting, Bachelor of Business Administration

  • Industry Specialties:​ Professional Services (Law Firms, Advertising and Marketing Agencies), Multi-Location Retail, Real Estate

  • Why you love being an accountant:​ Being in a position to help others understand and improve how their work and finances fit together. I also love that our team is in a position to be proactive advisers to our clients. I love being able to communicate with our clients frequently.

  • Hometown: ​Leesburg, GA

  • Favorite Atlanta sports team:​ Atlanta Braves

  • If you could have any super power what would it be and why:​ Teleportation, to avoid the traffic

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Katherine Harrington, CPA, MAcc

Senior Tax & Accounting Manager

  • Years of Industry Experience​: 19
  • School​: Centenary University
  • Degree​: BA in Accounting, Masters in Accounting & Financial Management
  • Industry Specialties​: Professional services, Dental, Real Estate & Technology.
  • Something you do for fun​: walking, reading, boating and watching my kids play soccer.
  • Why you love being an accountant​: I have always loved numbers and figuring things out. Now I enjoy applying that passion of numbers toward my clients successes. I work hands on with a proactive approach. I find it very satisfying to provide practical direction and advice to help my clients reach their financial goals.
  • Hometown​: Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Favorite team: Atlanta United
  • Any family or fur babies​: I am married with three children, 2 dogs and a cat.
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Catherine Frasier, CPA

Financial Accounting Manager

  • Years of Industry Experience​: 15+
  • School​: Georgia State University
  • Degree​: BBA - Accounting
  • Industry Specialties​: Healthcare, construction, architecture, engineering and retail/e-commerce.
  • Why you love being an accountant​: It is always great meeting new clients and having the opportunity to learn about their businesses. No two are the same. Creating effective and efficient solutions for SMB clients in an ever-changing technological environment is interesting, and it's very satisfying seeing an integration project through to completion.
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Diane Thibault, CPA, MAcc

Financial Accounting Manager

  • Years of Industry Experience​: 20+
  • School​: Kennessaw State University
  • Degree​: B.A. in Accounting, Masters of Accounting, CPA
  • Industry Specialties​: Law Firms and other Professional Services, Manufacturing, Retail
  • Why you love being an accountant​: I enjoy helping business leaders understand the financial side of their company. I like to develop processes and teams to create efficient business solutions, in today’s fast paced environment efficiencies are the key to a successful accounting team. I also enjoy helping smaller businesses prepare for audit by cleaning up any process which were neglected throughout the year.
  • Hometown: Hillsdale Michigan

  • Something you do for fun: European Travel

  • Any family for fur babies: I am married with two children and two golden retrievers

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Petra Assimiti, CPA, MBA

Tax & Accounting Manager

  • Years of Industry Experience​: 10+
  • School​: Northwood University & Georgia State University
  • Degree​: B.A. in International Business and Masters in Business Administration with Accounting concentration
  • Industry Specialties​: Real Estate, Technology, Medical offices.
  • Something you do for fun​: Traveling, skiing, hiking and photography.
  • Why you love being an accountant​: Being able to help other people with things that may seem overwhelming to them makes for a very satisfying job to me.
  • Hometown​: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Any family or fur babies​: Two daughters Annie and Victoria, Bisch-Poo called Puccini and 17 year old cat named Teddy.
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Mei Zhu, CPA, MAcc

Tax & Accounting Manager

  • Years of Industry Experience: 4+
  • School: Mercer University
  • Degree: Master of Accounting, Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Industry Specialties: Law Firms, Medical Office, Advertising and Marketing Agencies
  • Why you love being an accountant: ​ being able to help clients understand the complex US Tax Law.
  • Home Town: Liaoning, China
  • Something you do for fun: Traveling, Cooking & Yoga
  • If you could have any super power what would it be and why: Flying to avoid traffic
  • Any family or fur babies​: Baby Jeff
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Tommy Forrestal, CPA

Tax & Accounting Manager

  • Years of Industry Experience: 3+
  • School: Kennesaw State University
  • Degree: B.A. in Accounting
  • Industry Specialties: Professional services, Real Estate, Technology, Logistics, Non-Profit, and Manufacturing.
  • Something you do for fun: Traveling, fly fishing, golf, running - being outdoors in general.
  • Why you love being an accountant: It's no secret that tax and accounting are generally overwhelming and sensitive topics. What I love about being an accountant is that I can transform a client's concerns into solution that they can manage and understand but also contributes to their growth as a business person.
  • Hometown: I call Albany, GA home but I spent some time in Danville, PA as well as Clonmel, Ireland as a kid also.
  • Favorite Atlanta sports team: Atlanta Braves
  • Any family or fur babies: I come from a big family - two younger brothers and two older sisters - but no kids or pets yet!
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Danielle Palmer, BBM

Executive Assistant

  • School: Georgia State University
  • Degree: BBM in Managerial Science
  • Something you do for fun: Reading, spending time with my family, and immersing myself in all things WWE
  • Why you love being an executive assistant: I love to create and implement efficient processes and procedures for an organization. I also love being the person who everyone goes to and can depend on for assistance.
  • Hometown: Kingston, Jamaica
  • Favorite Atlanta sports team: Atlanta Falcons
  • Any family or fur babies: My immediate family consists of my mom, my dad, my little sister, and my boyfriend.
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Bernie McCandless

Chief Pup Officer

  • Years of Industry Experience: 4 months
  • School: K-9 Coach
  • Degree: I can sit & stay?
  • Something you do for fun: go to work with Dad
  • Hometown: ATL
  • Favorite Atlanta Sports Team: The Flying Discs aka Atlanta Frisbee Team
  • If you could have any super power what would it be and why: Flying, so I could escape my play pin and go up stairs (they still scare me)