W. RODNEY HAGAN, CPA Rodney has vast experience in individual, corporate, trusts and estate returns. With knowledge in specialized services including compilations, reviews and audits, tax planning and strategy he can assist you with your financial needs. He graduated from the University of West Georgia where he earned his B.S. in Accounting. He lives in Alabama with his wife, Talia, and their twin sons and daughter. His interests include college football and bass fishing.
What is a CPA?
A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is licensed and regulated by the state boards of accountancy. CPAs must complete 150 hours of education including concentration in accounting and pass a rigorous exam given by the State Board of Accountancy. They must also complete a 1 year internship at a CPA firm. CPAs provide a wide range of financial services and perform many different roles beyond tax preparation and accounting, including financial analysis, corporate finance, estate planning, and much more.
What is an EA?
An Enrolled Agent (EA) is a federally-authorized tax practitioner who has technical expertise in the field of taxation and who is empowered by the U.S. Department of Treasury to represent taxpayers before all administrative levels of the IRS for audits, collections, and appeals. EAs must pass a challenging exam on tax law. EAs are skilled tax preparers for individuals, businesses and estates.
Put simply: Extensive knowledge, experience and education working for you!
As our client, your privacy is important to us.
We collect nonpublic personal information about you from various sources, including the following:
Information we receive from interviews regarding your tax situation
Information we receive on applications, organizers, or by other means, such as your name, address, telephone number, social security number, dependents, income, and other tax-related data;
Information from tax-related documents you provide that are required to process tax returns, such as Form's W-2, 1099-R, 1099-INT and 1099-DIV, and stock transactions, etc.
We do not disclose any nonpublic personal information about our customers or former customers to anyone, except as requested by our customers or as required by law.
We restrict access to nonpublic personal information concerning you, except to employees who need access to such information in order to provide products or services to you. We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations to guard your nonpublic personal information.
JANDI BUDDE SENIOR ACCOUNTANT Jandi has been with our firm since June of 2013. She graduated with honors from the University of West Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She processes payroll, prepares financial statements, and does accounting for various small businesses. She also does technical reviews of tax returns. She loves adventure, traveling, and taking pictures.
TERRIN GEORGE SENIOR ACCOUNTANT Terrin holds an Associates in Business Administration from Gadsden State Community College and a B.S. in Accounting from Jacksonville State University. She has a vast experience in individual and corporate taxes, specializing in compilations, reviews, and audits. She has over ten years of experience in both public and governmental accounting. She enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, kayaking, and photography.
KATHRYN ALDREDGE STAFF ACCOUNTANT Kathryn recently graduated from the University of West Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting with plans to continue to the combined graduate program at UWG to secure her MPAcc and her MBA. Kathryn always strives to lend a helping hand to help others reach their goals. She has a passion for animals and enjoys fulfilling her equestrian goals with her show jumping horses.
THERESA CHILDS-CAPES OFFICE MANAGER/ ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Theresa has nearly two decades of front office experience and enjoys working with the public. She is very friendly and always willing to assist. Outside the work place some of the things she has enjoyed most in her life have been volunteering with the special needs population of Douglas County and with her daughter's soccer and volleyball teams.
DARIN AUSTIN SUPPORT/CONSULTANT Darin takes care of our software support, website and other technical needs. He is QuickBooks Certified and available to help our clients with the technical aspects of QuickBooks Desktop and QuickBooks Online.
Debra W. Johnson, CPA, EA, PFS, CGMA Debra has been an EA since 1981 and a CPA since 1999. She is one of a select few in the Metro Atlanta area that is accredited as both an accounting and tax specialist. Her wealth of knowledge and experience, combined with her kindly, warm personality and genuine personal interest, sets her apart. Debra loves animals and is an avid gardener. She often graces the office with beautiful, fresh-cut flowers straight from her garden!