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George Austin

Joel Chambers

George received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee in Political Science. In 2001, he graduated from Western Carolina University with a master’s degree in Accountancy and has over ten years of experience in public accounting. He is a licensed CPA in North Carolina and a member of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. George is also a Certified Valuation Analyst and a member of the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.

 

George is a 1999 graduate of the Wendelstedt Umpire School and former AM radio high school football analyst. He is a native of the Smoky Mountains and enjoys the outdoors, travel, and his two children… sometimes.

 

 

 

Joel attended the University of South Carolina and graduated with a double major in Philosophy and Literature.  He earned his Master of Accountancy degree from Western Carolina University in 2003 and has ten years of experience in public accounting. Joel is a member of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. Prior to his accounting career, Joel spent ten years with Dow Jones & Company, Inc., working primarily with The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Financial News.

 

Forever an Eagle Scout, Joel enjoys hiking and camping with a local Scout troop and has served for several years as the Treasurer of Western North Carolina’s Daniel Boone Council, BSA. He has two children in the Asheville City School system.

 

 

Jonathan Thompson

Sarah Hinceman

Jonathan received his bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Tennessee in 2010. He earned his Master of Accountancy degree from Colorado State University in 2011 and has over 3 years of experience in public accounting. He is a licensed CPA in North Carolina and is a member of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants.

 

Jonathan is originally from the southeast, but prior to moving to North Carolina he spent a few years on the other side of old man river in the Colorado rockies. Outside of the office, Jonathan enjoys traveling, outdoor activities and spending time with his wife and family.

 

Sarah joined Austin CPA, PC, in the Spring of 2016 to provide project support and assist our team in an administrative capacity. With over 10 years of professional office experience, Sarah utilizes her strong foundation of organizational and administrative skills to help maintain our efficient and service-oriented firm. She especially enjoys tax season and looks forward to this exciting time of year!

 

Sarah graduated with honors from UNCA with a B.S. in Health and Wellness Promotion. She feels passionate about supporting community initiatives that contribute to positive health outcomes. She enjoys cooking healthy recipes, fly fishing, cycling, hiking, and exploring the mountains of Western North Carolina.

 

Candice Rowland

Candice attended the University of South Carolina and graduated with a B.S. degree in Accounting. With over five years of corporate experience, she has worked directly with individuals and small businesses to provide extensive financial statement analysis and tax reporting. She is currently working on obtaining her Masters of Accountancy degree from Western Carolina and is a member of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants.

 

With a deep love for working with people and creating relationships, Candice actively utilizes a certification in Hospitality Management and can often be found coordinating events and volunteering with a variety of local organizations. She is originally from NYC, however enjoys spending time in the mountains with her husband and their dog Pya.

 

 

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