Deidree Jones, RTRP – Accountant/President
With a BBA in accounting from the University of Montevallo, Deidree has actively pursued her passion for helping people with their financial needs. She has been in the accounting field now for the past 18 years. During that time, she has prepared thousands of accurate tax returns for individuals and businesses. When the CPA that she worked for in Helena, AL decided to retire, Deidree couldn’t imagine not working with the clients that she had become to call friends. Thus, she opened Jones & Associates, LLC in January of 2011.
Deidree actively pursues educating herself on the ever changing tax laws, thus making her proficient in preparing individuals and businesses with their tax returns as well as their bookkeeping. She has a unique complement of insights that allow her to truly understand the challenges and goals of small businesses and individuals. Deidree is a Notary Public, a member of the National Association of Tax Professionals, The National Society of Accountants, Helena Business Association, The Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, BNI of Alabama, and is a QuickBooks ProAdvisor. Of the many associations that Deidree belongs to she is the Secretary of the Alabama Chapter of the National Association of Tax Professionals, Treasurer for the Helena Business Association, and spent 2 years as the Secretary/Treasurer and 1 year as the Vice President of Prime BNI.
Carla Grodsky – Accountant
Carla began working while in high school for a local lumber company as an inventory controller and assisting in the accounting department. Thus, Carla developed a love for accounting. She graduated from University of Montevallo, Summa Cum Laude, with a BBA in accounting. Carla brings diverse skills from from both the private and public sector. For the past 17 years, Carla has been working as an accountant and comes to Jones & Associates, LLC from a local CPA firm. Carla is a member of The National Association of Tax Professionals, Helena Business Association, All About Referrals (which she serves as the treasurer), and serves on the Education Committee for the Alabama Chapter of The National Association of Tax Professionals.
Tanisha De La Garza – Associate
Tanisha has been a stay at home mom to 3 daughters for the past 21 years with working part-time for the past 6 years. During her stay at home, Tanisha was very active in several volunteer positions. These positions have helped Tanisha become proficient in bookkeeping. When you walk in the door at Jones & Associates she will make you feel like you are at home. She is a member of the Helena Business Association.
Shannon Shirah – Associate
Shannon has always been passionate about accounting. She went to Faulkner University in Bayminet, AL majoring in the accounting field. Shannon now uses her passion, experience, and skills to give Jones & Associates, LLC clients the highest accuracy and dedication possible to successfully deliver exceptional bookkeeping and tax services. Shannon has a passion to be actively informed and educated about new and upcoming changes in the tax code to ensure Jones & Associates clients receive only the latest, most accurate information. Shannon is working on a part-time basis for the company.