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)

Trevor McCandless | Chief Entrepreneurial Officer

Trevor McCandless ensures that Fusion CPA is an organization where value is placed in the entrepreneurial spirits of his clients and staff. He believes this is how you are able to access your full potential.

Contact Us

  • (404) 955-7338
  • info@fusiontaxes.com
  • Four Seasons Hotel & Offices
  • 75 14th Street NW, Floor 30

  • Atlanta, GA 30309