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Who We Are

We could follow the standard mold and be a traditional CPA firm but we understand it’s time to move past fighting red tape with more red tape. We have solutions that will clear the way for your dreams to become a reality. We are ready to handle anything from tax preparation to payroll and accounting. We also specialize in payroll services, new business setup and consultation and IRS resolutions.

Lisa

Lisa D. Mayo

CPA
Founder

What Does More with Mayo Mean to you?

It’s about relationships. We’re in it for the long haul. The more I know about my client’s business, the more successful I feel.

Lisa D. Mayo, CPA, is a licensed certified public accountant in Georgia and Tennessee and has more than 15 years of experience in public accounting. She specializes in tax and compliance services to clients across a wide range of industries. She assists with tax planning, tax return preparation, business consulting and strategic planning. She has extensive experience in the preparation and review of both individual and business tax returns. Lisa also works with small to mid-sized businesses in developing their key performance indicators (KPIs), budgeting, forecasting, cash flow analysis, selecting and setting up accounting files, training employees and developing internal procedures.

After founding Mayo & Associates in 2015, Lisa recognized a significant void in the industry and began developing a plan to fill it. While traditional accounting services are necessary and invaluable, Lisa understood that small business owners looking to grow their business need more than reactive bookkeeping. They need a proactive advisor. Leveraging her financial expertise with her relationship building skills, Lisa developed a strategy to take her firm and her clients to the next level.

Today, Lisa and her team provide services tailored to meet the needs of the individual client, from bookkeeping and tax preparation, to KPI analysis and strategic planning. Clients choose an engagement that works best for their business, whether they require the expertise of a CPA, a comptroller, or a CFO. As trusted advisors, Mayo & Associates helps clients tell the story of their business through their numbers.

Lisa is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants. She is a current board member of Association of the United State Army (AUSA)- Augusta Chapter, Women in Defense-Augusta Chapter and the Fort Gordon Historical Museum Society (FGHMS)

Travel has always been a love of Lisa’s with a drive up the Pacific Coast and Germany topping the list of her favorite trips. When she is not busy working, or reading, you’ll find Lisa spending time with her husband John and her daughter Ashley.

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Ashley Trammell

Staff Accountant

What Does More with Mayo Mean to you?

More with Mayo to me represents a team approach with hands on service to ensure the highest level of expertise when it comes to your business.

Ashley joined the Mayo & Associates team in January 2016 and is from Chattanooga, TN. She attended University of Tennessee Chattanooga working towards her Bachelors in Accounting. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Wade and their two dogs, Paisley and Gibson.

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Jonathan Wiggins

Tax and Accounting Manager

What Does More with Mayo Mean to you?

More opportunity, more responsibility, and more fun.

An Augusta native, Jonathan earned a degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting from Augusta University in 2010. He then earned his MBA in 2014 and his master’s in accounting in 2017, both from DeVry University. After working for a local accounting firm for 7.5 years, Jonathan tried his hand at business accounting but quickly realized he missed the client interaction. Early into his first interview at Mayo in 2018, Jonathan knew he’d found a home.

Today, Jonathan manages tax and general accounting at Mayo, but most importantly, he brings the fun. From sharing his enthusiasm for Zoom and multi-colored notepads, to his unique and quotable observations, he keeps us smiling. Our clients know Jonathan as “the guy on Facebook” for his insightful tax and business tips shared on the company page. Jonathan enjoys helping clients save money on their taxes and working with small business owners to discover ways to improve and grow their businesses. He’s looking forward to expanding the role of trusted advisor to his clients and is excited about the future direction of Mayo & Associates, where he aspires to become a partner.

A self-proclaimed shoe hound, Jonathan plans to one day have a room dedicated to his collection. When he’s not shopping for more shoes, you’ll find Jonathan cheering for the Denver Nuggets, the Atlanta Falcons (don’t tell anyone) or his most recent favorite team, Atlanta United. Jonathan also enjoys traveling and hanging out with his cat, Gotham.

Pamela Hahn

Payroll Accountant

What Does More with Mayo Mean to you?

Precision Payroll. Accurate and on-time, the first time.

Pamela Hahn knows payroll. Prior to joining Mayo & Associates, she worked as a senior analyst for ADP for nine years. Pamela has a degree in mathematics and computer science from USC and 25 + years of experience in payroll, finance, and IT. A native of West Virginia, Pamela moved to Augusta in 1991 and was later part of the founding team at the Bridgestone Firestone Tire plant where she built their payroll, accounts payable and accounts receivables.

Describing herself as “a geek with fingernails,” Pamela has experience in six programming languages. She’s always willing to put her varied skills to use and didn’t miss a beat when she joined our team. Pamela enjoys the more intimate work environment at Mayo where she gets to do what she loves: reviewing and implementing processes, managing payroll services and integrating technology.

In her free time, Pamela mentors women and teens from military families, like her own, through a non-profit she founded three years ago. The United States Armed Forces Pageant provides scholarship money to pageant winners, and assistance with resume writing, career building and networking opportunities. Pamela is a current board member of the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) Augusta chapter, a member of the Augusta Women’s Club and attends Christian Heritage Church.

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Leslie Riddle

Staff Accountant

What Does More with Mayo Mean to you?

Going the extra mile to give the client a better experience.

Having grown up in a military family, Leslie lived in Hawaii, South Korea and Atlanta before moving to Augusta in 2008. In December 2020, she’ll graduate with a degree in accounting from Augusta University and will begin preparing for the CPA exam.

Leslie never imagined she would become an accountant, but a job in retail as a cash office assistant introduced her to numbers and an interest in accounting started to grow. After taking an intro to accounting principles course, she knew she’d found her purpose. What Leslie enjoys most about her job is working with people and learning about her clients’ businesses.

When she’s not working or studying, you’ll find Leslie at her piano putting her 10 plus years of training to good use, tubing at the lake with her family, or spending time with the family dog, Pappy, a 15- year-old Chihuahua and Papillon mix.

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John Mayo

Office Manager/Human Resources

What Does More with Mayo Mean to you?

Adaptability. We provide a level of service catered to each individual client. We’ll be there for you throughout the lifespan of your business.

If you’re thinking the name sounds familiar, you’re correct. John joined his wife, Lisa, in the firm after serving 24 years in the United States Army. During his military career, John spent 10 years flying helicopters and retired as a Major serving in cyber security. After six moves within the U.S. and three 12-month deployments in the Middle East, John’s happy to settle down and support Lisa’s dream.

As luck would have it, John retired during tax season. Lisa put him to work straight away and any ideas he had to take it easy became best-laid plans. John jumped in with both feet and continues to perform invaluable roles within the firm, including those of office manager, human resources and IT support. Although he regularly threatens to retire permanently, John’s looking forward to working alongside Lisa and growing the business together. When he’s not working, John enjoys playing around with computers and spending time with Jackson, the family dog, and a very needy, Persian cat named Azrael. For John, staying home is a nice change of pace and he can’t think of anything better than spending time with Lisa.

John Melvin

Accounting Intern/Bookkeeper

What Does More with Mayo Mean to you?

More for your money. Better people. Better work.

Originally from Griffin, GA, John moved to Augusta in 2018 and is currently a student at Augusta University. In December 2021, John will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and will begin preparing for the CPA exam.

For those who knew him growing up, John’s career choice comes as no surprise. When he was around 15, John started working with his father who was a CPA. He enjoyed the time he spent learning the ropes from his dad and those memories led him down the path he is on today. John is particularly excited by the consultative approach to accounting he’s discovering at Mayo and Associates and looks forward to growing with the organization.

When John’s not at work, you’ll find him with his fiancé, Madison, either playing a game of disc golf or spending time with their two rescue dogs, Lilly and Barko. John also likes to travel, another interest cultivated at a young age when his stepfather, a pilot, would surprise the family by flying to San Francisco for dinner. John loved growing up in a large family and looks forward to talking with his nine siblings in their group chat each week.

Life happens, tax issues happen, but remember to enjoy life and we will take care of the rest. We are a full service accounting firm serving clients throughout South Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee. We are dedicated to providing our clients with professional, personalized services and guidance in a wide range of financial and business needs. Call or stop by and give us the opportunity to serve you.