“My goal is to provide exceptional customer service to my clients while maintaining the high level of community involvement that I love. I strive for exceptional customer service. I pride myself on fostering a collaborative environment where questions are welcome, I believe building personal relationships with clients helps create an open environment for sharing private, personal and financial data.”
Sharon’s main focus is on tax representation, helping individuals and companies with tax issues including IRS Audits and collections problems. Experienced in IRS examination representation, IRS Appeals representation, and IRS collection issues, i.e. hardship levy release, lien subordination, payment agreement, innocent spouse relief, payroll tax liabilities, civil penalties, assessments, reasonable cause penalty relief, and OIC.
Only Enrolled Agents are required to demonstrate to the IRS their competence in matters of taxation before they may represent a taxpayer before the IRS. Unlike attorneys and CPAs, who may or may not choose to specialize in taxes, all EAs specialize in taxation. EAs are the only taxpayer representatives who receive their right to practice from the U.S. government. (CPAs and attorneys are licensed by the states.) The EA’s federal license allows them to represent taxpayers in any state in the U.S. and its territories.
Sharon splits her time between leading the firm and working with clients.
She’s brought her high-energy, knowledge, and love for the community to hundreds of businesses in Huntsville. People describe Ashleigh with words like firecracker, bold, authentic, and energized.
A creative, results oriented professional with more than twenty-five years of bookkeeping, banking and finance experience. Jackie knows how to keep your books so you know where your money’s going.
Jackie is a member in the entrepreneurial services department. As such, she is responsible for helping coordinate engagements, building and maintaining client relationships, and managing/reviewing the work of other team members. Jackie works closely with our clients and their staff to take care of their needs, answer questions, and provide software assistance. She also helps ensure that their financial information is captured and presented in a way that is useful to management as a decision-making tool.
Jackie has experience working with a variety of clients, including nonprofit entities, small to mid-size businesses in various industries, including real estate, healthcare, entertainment, retail, restaurants, and construction.
Jackie performs, payroll report preparation, and other accounting duties. As an Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, she also provides QuickBooks file set-up and ongoing software training. She works closely with clients and their staff to take care of their needs, answer questions, and provide software assistance.
Throughout my time in the public accounting industry, all of my experience has come from the hands on approach. Because of this, my goal is to connect with my clients on a deeper level than any other typical accountant. I prefer to have a more hands on approach with my clients and help them understand their financial information better through CFO services and tax reduction through implementation and education.”
With nearly 10 years of experience in the public accounting industry, Jessica focuses on partnerships, corporations, trusts, estates, closely held businesses with an area of focus in real estate and construction. Jessica has spent a significant number of hours studying under a former IRS auditor and learning how to legally save clients from overpaying in taxes. As a member of the firm’s Tax department, she works through a holistic tax planning and compliance services approach to ensure with proactive tax planning, taxes will be minimized and cash flow and profitability will be maximized.
Jessica is an IRS Enrolled Agent (EA), registered with the Internal Revenue Service. An enrolled agent is a person who has earned the privilege of representing taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service by either passing a three-part comprehensive IRS test covering individual and business tax returns; or through experience as a former IRS employee. Enrolled agent status is the highest credential the IRS awards. Individuals who obtain this elite status must adhere to ethical standards and complete 72 hours of continuing education courses every three years.
Jon Russell graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of North Alabama, where he served as Treasurer for their Beta Alpha Psi chapter. In 2019, he was awarded the Campbell Accounting Endowed Scholarship. During his time in college, Jon started an internship with Carr, Riggs & Ingram which lead to a two-year full-time job practicing accounting. During this time, he honed his skills in document preparation, tax return submissions, financial statement analysis, processing payrolls, and preparing extensions and estimates. Jon has received certifications from Quickbooks Online Pro Advisor, Bill.com, and Xero. Jon’s interests include fitness and nutrition, cooking, reading, and traveling.
Zach Hagin is an accomplished graphic designer with experience in marketing and sales. In high school, he was the Editor in Chief of the school’s literary magazine for three years. He also designed a number of accessories and apparel for the schools dances, events, Homecoming, etc. He then attended the University of Alabama for advertising. In order to further his design skills, Zach is now pursuing a degree in graphic design. He has experience in all Adobe software, layout design, logo design, video editing, marketing trends, analytic assessment, communications, website design, and social media marketing. His creativity and exceptional attention to detail makes him a driving force in the marketing industry.
Crystal Bonds is one of our designated Accountants with well over 10 year’s tax and bookkeeping experience. She started overseas in Kaiserslautern, Germany providing tax services for the United States soldiers and civilians. From 2012-2015, she was a part of the Wounded Warrior Project assisting with injured soldiers and providing meals to them and their families. Her areas of expertise in tax include investments, real estate, retirement, foreign earned income, small businesses, and tax planning. She has maintained books for nonprofit organizations, multi-million dollar companies such as Boost Mobile, and medical research companies out of the state of Texas. Accounting is a passion of hers, and she will not stop until the client’s needs have been met with accuracy and quality work. Crystal has received two accounting certificates, one from Texas School of Business and University of Maryland Univ. College.