We have been in business for over 30 years. We strive to provide our clients with the best possible service. We work with our clients to assure their compliance with all tax requirements. We also offer valuable insight to assist them them in managing their business matters, such as financing, tax savings, retirement plans and goals, and mergers, acquisitions, etc.
We have an outstanding reputation for going the extra mile for our clients and providing them with the upmost quality of service expected from a CPA office.
Donna J. Scates, Partner
Donna, a Founding Partner with Scates & Sellers, CPA, PA, has gained expertise throughout her career helping closely-held businesses and their owners plan, execute, and sustain long-term success. A licensed CPA since 1983, Donna serves as a tax consultant and business advisor for small and medium-sized businesses, high net-worth individuals, trusts, and estates. She works alongside business owners and financial professionals advising on business formation, entity structuring, and financial management best practices. Donna is especially knowledgeable about taxation issues related to privately held corporations. She also possesses a deep understanding of compliance issues related to tax-exempt organizations such as private foundations and operating nonprofits. Donna assists both civic and faith-based organizations with government filings and operational strategies to maximize their use of limited resources.
Hogan L Sellers, Partner
Hogan is a 2013 graduate of Appalachian State University with a BS in Accounting. He began his public accounting career in 2013 at Sherbert Associates, PC in Charlotte, NC. While working here he was responsible for completing audits, reviews, compilations, and preparing tax returns of real estate projects who received low-income housing historical rehabilitation tax credits.
Tracie M Parker, Staff Accountant
Tracie is a 2001 graduate of Gardner- Webb University. She began her accounting career in the healthcare finance sector at Atrium Health-Cleveland. Working in the Accounts Payable department, she was responsible for accounting for fixed asset purchases, construction in progress, and preparing sales tax refunds.
Teresa J. Adams, Staff Accountant
Teresa is a graduate of Lincolnton High School. She attended Gaston College. She began her accounting career working as a member of her high school co-op program with her father’s firm, Daniel H. Jones, Accountant & Associates, Inc.
Lisa J Huneycutt, Staff Accountant & Payroll Specialist
Lisa is a 1989 graduate of Gaston College with an AA in Business Administration. She began her accounting career in 1979, joining her sisters, at her parents firm, Jones Accounting Service. In 1983, Lisa joined the Scates & Sellers CPA, PA firm. She performs monthly write-ups, reconciliations for clients’ financials, clients’ weekly, monthly, and quarterly payroll reporting and payment. She also prepares & files sales tax returns for all 50 states. She assists with individual tax return preparation.
Justin Carrara, Staff Accountant
Justin is a 2021 graduate of Appalachian State University. Justin earned his BSBA in Accounting and plans to continue his education by obtaining a Masters of Accounting with a concentration in Taxation. After receiving his Masters’ degree, he plans to pursue his CPA.
Gail Parrish Jones, Office Administrator
Gail a graduate of Murfreesboro High School attended Chowan College in 1976. Gail came to work for our firm when she changed her career path. A former real estate agent for Beverly-Hanks & Associates, she was responsible for all aspects of representing the best interest of her clients.
Lisa Jenkins, Assistant Administrator
Lisa is a 1984 graduate of Lincolnton High School. Upon graduation she attended Gardner Web University. Prior to joining our firm in May of 2020, she worked in the banking and customer service industry. Lisa also worked for many years as a tax preparer. Her prior work experience makes her a perfect fit for her position as our assistant office administrator. Her extensive knowledge in tax preparation has made her a valuable asset to our practice.
At Scates & Sellers, CPA, PA, we've been serving the accounting needs of Lincolnton, NC and the surrounding areas for years. If you need help managing any aspect of your home or business's finances, we want to hear from you.
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