Our Staff

Deidree Jones

Deidree Jones – 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 19 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, National Society of Tax ProfessionalsHelena Business Association, The Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, BNI of North 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, Former Treasurer for the Helena Business Association, and spent 2 years as the Secretary/Treasurer, 1 year as the Vice President, and currently is the President of the Prime BNI chapter.


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Tanisha De La Garza

Tanisha De La Garza – Associate

Prior to becoming a tax preparer over a two years ago, Tanisha was 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 and the National Association of Tax Professionals.


Angie Cacioppo

Angie Cacioppo – Associate

Angie joins Jones & Associates after a year of retirement.  She has had many years of customer service experience and office management experience.  For over two decades she worked dual positions as an Administrative Assistant at Brookwood Medical Center and in sales at Sears, Roebuck and Company.

The ten years that followed her Administrative Assistant job, she owned and operated All Dressed Up, a bridal and formal wear business.  In 2003,  along with her husband, they opened Frankie’s Market Café where the knowledge she had obtained was a good fit with the business.  She enjoys helping others and looks forward to working with our clients. She is a member of the Helena Business Association.


Shannon Shirah

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. She is a member of The National Association of Tax Professionals, and the Helena Business Association.