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Main Office

  • Street address: 5637 Whitesville Road
  • Mailing address: PO Box 4299
  • Columbus, GA 31914
  • Main Number: 706-324-5435
  • Fax: 706-324-1209
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Scott Voynich, CPA, CGMA

Managing Partner
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Managing Partner of the firm


Professional and community involvement: Past Chairman of the 350,000 member American Institute of CPAs and past President of the Georgia Society of CPAs. Member of the Northwestern Mutual Board of Trustees, member of the Executive Committee, Chair of the Audit Committee, and Audit Committee Financial Expert.

Specializes in the construction industry, real estate, business and financial planning, tax and estate planning.

Education: Graduate of the University of Georgia with a major in Accounting. Recipient of the University of Georgia Terry College of Business Distinguished Alumnus Award.

Jason Blair, CPA

Partner
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Assistant to the Director of the firm’s audit department.


Professional and community involvement: Member of Georgia Society of CPAs (GSCPA) Audit Committee 2009-2011, Chair 2011; Member of 2008 - 20011 GSCPA Leadership Academy Task Force, Vice-chair 2011; Member of 2008 - 2009 GSCPA College to Career Task Force; Graduate of 2007 - 2008 GSCPA Leadership Academy; Graduate of 2005 - 2006 Leadership Columbus; Treasurer of Russell County (AL) Habitat for Humanity; Treasurer of the Chattahoochee RiverWarden.

Specializes in corporate accounting and auditing.

Education: Graduate of Auburn University with a major in Accounting. Masters of Accounting, Auburn University.

Kris Braxton, CPA

Partner
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Assistant to the Director of the firm’s tax department.


Professional and community involvement: Member of Georgia Society of CPAs; Member of 1999-2000 Leadership Columbus.

Specializes in individual taxation.

Education: Graduate of Columbus State University with a major in Accounting.

Clinton Gilmore, CPA

Partner
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Assistant to the director of the firm's tax department.


Professional and community involvement: Member of Taxation Committee, Georgia Society of CPAs (GSCPA); Past President of Columbus Chapter of GSCPA; member of Auburn University Accounting Advisory Council; member of National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts; member of 1997-1998 Leadership Columbus.

Specializes in corporate and individual taxation.

Education: Graduate of Auburn University with a major in Accounting; Masters of Business Administration, Columbus State University.

Charlie Johnson, CPA

Partner
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Director of the firm's client accounting services department.


Professional and community involvement: Trustee and Past President of Georgia Federal Tax Conference; Past President, Columbus Chapter of the Georgia Society of CPAs; Treasurer, Small Business Council of America.

Specializes in taxation, health care services, employee benefits and estate planning for individuals and small business clients.

Education: Bachelor of Science, Emory University; Masters of Professional Accountancy, Georgia State University.

Chris Miller, CPA

Partner
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Assistant to the Director of the firm’s audit department.


Professional and community involvement: Current board member of the Columbus, Georgia Better Business Bureau; At-large council member of the Georgia Society of CPAs (GSCPA); Past President of Columbus Chapter of GSCPA; Member of Real Estate Section of GSCPA; Alumni of the GSCPA Leadership Academy; Alumni of Leadership Columbus; Member of AICPA.

Specializes in real estate and employee benefit plan audits.

Education: Graduate of Columbus State University with a major in Accounting.

Lev Norman, CPA

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Professional and community involvement: Member of American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and Georgia Society of CPAs (GSCPA); Founders' Board of Young Life Columbus; Columbus State University Foundation Trustee; First Baptist Foundation Trustee, Teen Advisors Board Consultant; past President, Columbus Chapter, Georgia Society of CPAs.

Specializes in financial, gift and estate planning.

Education: Graduate of the University of Georgia with a major in Accounting.

Jason Pease, CPA

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Professional and community involvement: Member of Taxation Committee, Georgia Society of CPAs (GSCPA); Member of American Institute of CPAs (AICPA); Member of Real Estate Section of GSCPA; 2010 GSCPA Leadership Academy Alumnus; Treasurer of Civil War Naval Museum at Port Columbus; Member of Finance Committee St Paul United Methodist Church; Vice Chairman Administrative Board St Paul UMC.

Specializes in partnership taxation, the real estate industry, business, financial and tax planning.

Education: Graduate of Birmingham-Southern College with a major in Accounting.

Jay Pease, CPA

Partner
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Director of the firm's audit department, including peer review and quality control.

Professional and community involvement: Past President, Chattahoochee Valley Chapter, National Association of Accountants; Past Chairman, Accounting and Audit Practice Review Committee, Georgia Society of CPAs; former member of Professional Ethics Committee, Georgia Society of CPAs.

Specializes in corporate, governmental and nonprofit accounting and auditing, as well as estate planning and taxation.

Education: Graduate of Auburn University with a major in Accounting.

Brian Rutledge, CPA

Partner
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Assistant to the Director of the firm’s audit department.


Professional and community involvement: Board member and Chair-elect of Phenix City-Russell County Chamber of Commerce; Board Member and Finance Chair of Chattahoochee Valley Community College Foundation; Council member of Georgia Society of CPAs (GSCPA); Past President of Columbus Chapter of GSCPA; Chair of GSCPA Leadership Academy Alumni Task Force; Alumni of Leadership Columbus and Leadership Phenix City.

Specializes in manufacturing, construction and governmental audits.

Education: Graduate of Auburn University with a major in Accounting.

Ron Thomas, CPA

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Director of the firm's tax department.


Professional and community involvement: Past Treasurer for the Leadership Columbus Alumni; Member of Real Estate Committee, Georgia Society of CPAs (GSCPA); Past Chairman of Taxation Committee, GSCPA; Chairman of Bylaws Committee, GSCPA; Past President of the Columbus Chapter of the GSCPA.

Specializes in corporate and real estate taxation.

Education: Graduate of Columbus State University with a major in Accounting.

Deborah Ammons, CPA

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Professional and community involvement: Member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Georgia Society of CPAs.  Graduate of Leadership Columbus Class of 2010-2011.  Graduate of 2015 Leadership Harris County.

Specializes in taxation, health care services, employee benefits and estate planning for individual and small business clients.

Education: Graduate of Columbus State University with a major in Finance.

Daria Cruzen, CPA

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Professional and community involvement: Member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Georgia Society of CPAs.  Graduate of the GSCPA Leadership Academy Class of 2012; Graduate of Leadership Columbus Class of 2014-2015; SHRM Columbus Board Member since 2016; Treasurer of Northside Christian Church since 2012; Member of Columbus Roadrunners.

Specializes in Audits of single- and multi-entity closely-held businesses / employee benefits plans / not-for-profit organizations.  Tax compliance for individuals, small businesses and employee benefit plans.

Education: MBA, Auburn University; BBA in Accounting, Columbus State University.

Mike Gallagher, CPA

Partner
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Professional and community involvement: Member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA); Member of the Georgia Society of CPAs (GSCPA); Leadership Columbus Class of 2015 - 2016.  

Specializes in partnership and individual taxation.

Education: Bachelor of Business Administration, Columbus State University; Bachelor of Science, University of North Georgia.

Robert Griffin, CPA

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Tommy King, CPA

Retired (of counsel)

 


Professional and community involvement: Past President, Rotary Club of Columbus; Past President, Columbus Chapter of the Georgia Society of CPAs.

Specializes in estate planning for individuals and small business client and trust taxation

Education: Graduate of Auburn University with a major in Accounting.

David Payne, CPA

Partner
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Professional and community involvement: Member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Georgia Society of CPAs.  Graduate of Leadership Columbus Class of 2013-2014.  Volunteer for Live United Youth Camp for United Way.  Treasurer of Columbus Roadrunners.

Specializes in taxation, income tax and estate tax planning for individuals and their related small businesses

Education: BBA with a major in Accounting and MBA from Columbus State University

Craig Rhinehart

Chief Information Officer
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Chief Information Officer


Professional and community involvement: Past Chair of the e-Commerce and Information Technology Committee, Greater Columbus, Georgia Chamber of Commerce; Chair of the CPAmerica International Technology Committee; member of the 2002-2003 class of Leadership Columbus; member of the American Institute of CPAs; member of the Georgia Society of CPAs.

Specializes in client consulting for computer system administration, integration, and implementation.

Education: Graduate of Jacksonville State University with a major in Computer Science.

Ed Schlies, CPA, CGMA

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Specializes in taxation, corporate, small business and individual taxation and planning.

Education: Graduate of Marquette University with a major in Accounting.

Professional and community involvement: Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants; Chartered Global Management Accountant;  Member of the Columbus Estate Planning Council; Treasurer, Columbus Area Habitat for Humanity, Past Chairman, St. Anne Parish Council; Past Associate Adviser - Chattahoochee Lodge, Boy Scouts of America.

Matt Sellers, CPA

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Professional and community involvement: Member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Georgia Society of CPAs. Member of the Greater Columbus Georgia Young Professionals.

Specializes in pass-through entities, individual taxation, and employee benefit plan audits.

Education: Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Georgia Southern University with Master of Accounting, Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, and minor in Mathematics.

 

Steven Voynich, Jr., CPA

Partner
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Professional and community involvement:  Past-chair of the school board and finance committee of St. Anne Pacelli School (K-12); selected for the inaugural national Leadership Academy of the AICPA; Member Real Estate Section of GSCPA; Member AICPA.

Specializes in:  Real estate, governmental and nonprofit audits

Education:  Masters of Accounting, University of Georgia.  Graduate of University of Dallas with a major in Economics and a minor in Finance.