Lake Oconee (706) 467-0047
Atlanta (770) 351-0005
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About Us

About Our Professional Tax Preparation and Accounting Staff

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We take pride in offering our clients the very best when it comes to professional tax preparation and other services. Our team of skilled CPA's consists of members specializing in financial audit assistance, complete bookkeeping service, and more. Each of our skilled CPA's brings years of experience to the team.

Our Staff include two certified QuickBooks ProAdvisors on staff with extensive QuickBooks and bookkeeping support experience. Take advantage of the Edwin L. O'Neal, CPA no charge review and analysis of your prior three year individual and business income tax returns (Many times prior tax returns can be amended for tax refunds).


Ed has extensive experience in tax, financial consulting, and audit, review, and compilation services for companies in diverse industries including high tech, residential home construction, real estate development, generic drug development and distribution, retail and wholesale, non-profit, and medical services.

Ed specializes in the representation of corporate and individual clients before the Internal Revenue Service in various controversies including: abatement of penalty assessments, offers in compromise, filing of appeals, collections issues, and audits. Ed also specializes in providing legal support services for stockholder disputes, settlements of insurance claims, business lawsuits, business sales and purchases, divorce agreements and comprehensive estate planning. He frequently serves in trustee and executor positions. Ed also represents clients in the sale of their businesses, which has included engaging the services of investment bankers and tax attorneys and extensive and comprehensive negotiation of the financial and tax terms of sale. He has recently made presentations for Merrill Lynch-Emory University Education Series held at the Country Club of the South, Atlanta, GA. His topic in 2011 was tax considerations for IRA account conversions to Roth IRA accounts. In 2012, the presentation was on Income and Estate tax planning.


Jessica is responsible for preparing numerous corporate, partnership, fiduciary, and individual tax returns for multiple clients. In addition, Jessica has experience in compilation and audit services and is an experienced researcher and writer, as she investigates complex tax questions and prepares responses to IRS inquiries or other claims on behalf of our clients. She also prepares payroll tax returns and personal property tax returns. Jessica is proficient in multiple computer software programs including Microsoft Office, QuickBooks Pro, Peachtree Accounting, BNA Income Tax Planner, Go Audit, ProSystem FX tax software, and ProSystem FX fixed asset software.


Carole brings over fifteen years of accounting experience to O'Neal & Associates, P.C. where she prepares individual, corporate, partnership and fiduciary returns. She also prepares compiled financial statements, audit reports, payroll tax reports and sales tax reports. Carole enjoys working directly with clients and is available to assist in setting up QuickBooks software, to provide training in its use, or answer client questions. Carole has received her Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor certification from Intuit. Carole has experience in researching and responding to tax notices on behalf of our clients. Besides QuickBooks, she is proficient in ProSystem FX tax software, ProSystem Fixed Assets, Peachtree, Microsoft Word and Excel, and BNA Income Tax Planner.


Brittany is responsible for preparing corporate, partnership, and individual income tax returns for multiple clients. Brittany also researches tax issues and prepares compiled financial statements and payroll tax reports. In addition, Brittany is proficient in Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, TurboTax, Peachtree, SalesTaxPro, TaxWorks, ProSystems FX tax software, BancPac, SageWorks, and the Georgia Tax Center and Electronic Federal Tax Payment System websites.


Jo Ellen brings over ten years of bookkeeping and office management experience to O’Neal & Associates, P.C., CPA’s. She is responsible for all office operations, bookkeeping, processing of financial statements and tax returns, billing and collection services for the firm. She is the front end of the office, answering all phone calls, scheduling appointments and fielding any questions for our clients in a timely manner.

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