Certified Public Accountants & Consultants

The Team

  • Norman Chandler

    Partner - CPA, CPCU, CSFS, CFE, ARe, AIAF, ARC, ACP

    Norman has over fifteen years experience in directing auditing, accounting, compliance, and taxation engagements for insurance organizations in the states of Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Florida, Illinois, Nevada, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. He has achieved the highest designation within the insurance industry, Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU).

    He has designed and managed insurance programs involving Life & Health and Property & Casualty coverages for multiple insurance companies, captives, and self-insured groups.

    Norman also served for approximately ten years as the Reinsurance Specialist for the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance. 

    His strengths are client relationships and personal attention and responsiveness to client needs. He invests a great deal of time in continuing professional education in order to maintain the expertise required to work and consult with insurance organizations. He currently is the President of the Alabama Captive Association (ACA), former Co-chairman of the Governmental Relations committee of the Tennessee Captive Insurance Association (TCIA), and a member of the Governmental Relations committee of the North Carolina Captive Insurance Association (NCCIA). He is a member of the Captive Insurance Companies Association (CICA) and served on the Excess/Surplus/Specialty Lines Section of the CPCU Society.

    Norman holds the CPA designation in the states of Alabama, Georgia, Florida, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas. He is a member of the Society of Financial Examiners (SOFE), and a member of the Alabama and Georgia Societies of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs. He is also a former member of the Pike County (AL) Board of Education.

  • T. Britt Taylor

    Partner - CPA

    Britt has over seventeen years experience in public accounting and brings extensive experience to the firm as former Vice President of Colonial Bank, a Forbes 500 company. He has an extensive background in directing auditing, accounting, compliance and tax services for insurance organizations.

    Britt is a graduate of Auburn University of Montgomery and holds the CPA designation in Alabama. He is a member of the Alabama Society of CPAs, and the American Institute of CPAs.

     

  • Stefanie Chandler

    Manager, CPA

    Stefanie has twelve years experience auditing numerous types of organizations including insurance companies, captive insurance companies, not-for-profits, foundations, trade associations, utilities, for-profit industries. Her other areas of expertise include, financial reporting, regulatory compliance, and consulting for insurance companies and captive insurance companies.
     
    Stefanie is a graduate of Troy University with an MBA and holds the CPA designation in both Alabama and New York. She is Treasurer of the Alabama Captive Insurance Association. She serves on the Membership Committee of the Tennessee Captive Insurance Association and Ethics Committee of the North Carolina Captive Insurance Association.
     
    Stefanie is a member of the Alabama Society of CPAs, the American Institute of CPAs and is a very active member in her church, Riverview Baptist Church in Troy, Alabama.

  • Daniel Willis

    CPA - Manager

    Daniel S. Willis, CPA, has over ten years of experience in public accounting including taxation engagements, payroll compliance and reporting, general and specialized accounting and consulting for businesses, professionals, and individuals with varying complexities. He is a Certified Quickbooks Proadvisor and provides support onsite, offsite and remotely for various clients.

    Daniel attended Darton State College, Georgia Southwestern State University and is a graduate of Albany State University (BS). He holds the CPA designation in Georgia and is a member the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants. Daniel lives in Albany, Georgia with his wife Melissa and two children.

  • Billy J. Stinson

    Director of Retail Accounting

    Billy graduated from Troy University with a BS in Business Administration/Accounting and has been married to Judy Johnson since January 10, 1970. They have three daughters.

    After serving four years with the US Air Force, Billy went to work in Montgomery, AL with Hudson-Thompson, a grocery wholesaler. While employed with Hudson-Thompson, Inc., he worked with the company owned retail stores as well as the wholesale accounting phase of the company.

    Billy was the Retail Accounting Manager for twelve years and was responsible for the monthly accounting for about fifty of their warehouses customers. Later, he was promoted to Division Controller. By this time, Hudson-Thompson, Inc. had been purchased by Scrivner, Inc., which was headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK. As Division Controller in Montgomery, he was responsible for the accounting function of a division with annual sales of over $160 million dollars.

    In 1994, Fleming, Inc. purchased Scrivner, Inc. and closed the Montgomery Division. At that time Billy left the Montgomery Division Retail Accounting Department and went into public accounting. He joined TaylorChandler in December, 2004 and he is the director of TaylorChandler's retail accounting division which currently provides accounting services for many retail establishments including over sixty grocery stores . 

  • Renee Hogan

    Retail Accounting Supervisor

    Renee has twenty eight years of experience with Retail Accounting. Her first six years was spent as an accounting clerk, in which she developed a vast knowledge of bookkeeping for numerous supermarkets. The next four years she was assigned as their payroll clerk, processing payroll for approximately seventy-five stores as well as preparing all of their payroll tax returns, processing court ordered deduction payments, and reconciling payroll general ledger accounts. She was promoted to supervisor in June 1998.

    She has a strong knowledge of both cash and accrual accounting systems with experience in financial statements, sales tax, business licenses, bank reconciliation, credit card processing, inventory control, general ledger reconciliation, payroll tax returns/laws and gross profit management.

    She attended Troy State University of Montgomery from 1991-1995 where she majored in Accounting. She lives in Wetumpka, Alabama with her husband, Don. They have four children and six grandchildren. She and her family are members of Victory Baptist Church in Millbrook, Alabama.

  • Christy Reeves

    CPA

    Christy L. Reeves, CPA, is a Senior Auditor/Tax Manager in our Albany, GA office and has more than 20 years of experience in the accounting profession.  She specializes in providing audit and accounting services to non-profit organizations and closely held companies in a broad range of industries.  She also provides tax and compliance services to individuals and small businesses.

    Christy is a graduate of Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting.  She holds the CPA designation in both Georgia and Kentucky.  She is a member of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  She is active in the community and serves on several charitable boards.

  • Janet Gentry

    CPA

    Janet Gentry, CPA, has over eighteen years experience in public accounting serving various business and individual clients. Her areas of expertise include QuickBooks consulting, monthly accounting including payroll tax and sales tax. She also provides income tax planning and preparation for individuals, all types of business entities and nonprofit organizations. In addition, she is experienced in client representation before the IRS and state tax authorities with resolving issues involved with correspondence as well as tax audits.

    Janet is a Certified QuickBooks Proadvisor. She is very skilled at setting up and maintaining QuickBooks for monthly accounting clients. She provides support onsite, offsite and remotely for numerous clients. Her strengths are client relationships and personal attention along with a commitment to client service. 

    Janet operated as a sole proprietor of her own public accounting practice from 2000 to 2012. She holds the CPA designation in Florida and has also earned the QuickBooks Pro Advisor designation. She also has a Masters in Accounting from the University of West Florida. She is a member of the Florida Institute of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs.

  • Leonard Lawless

    CPA

    Leonard Lawless, CPA has over thirty years of experience in public accounting which has been concentrated in the tax, consulting, and accounting services for small businesses, professionals, and individuals. Leonard is a graduate of the University of Georgia (BA) and a graduate of Albany State University (MBA) with an emphasis in accounting.  He is licensed to practice in Georgia and is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Georgia Society of CPAs.  

    Additionally, Leonard has been qualified by the Georgia Board of Regents to teach as adjunct faculty as an associate accounting professor.  He has served in this capacity at Albany State University, Darton College, and Georgia Southwestern State University.

  • John Lehr

    CPA

    John Lehr, CPA, has over twenty seven years experience in public accounting serving in many areas including QuickBooks consulting, monthly accounting, sales tax, payroll, tax planning and tax preparation for individual and business entities in numerous industries. John is committed to superior client service and building client relationships. He has over ten years experience working with QuickBooks clients and is very capable of setting up and maintaining monthly and quarterly accounting, payroll and sales tax either offsite or onsite. 

    John holds the CPA designation in Florida. John is a graduate of the University of West Florida. He is a member of the Florida Institute of CPAs, and the American Institute of CPA’s.