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 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 and 1 year as the Vice President of Prime BNI.


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Tanisha De La Garza

Tanisha De La Garza – Associate

Prior to becoming a tax preparer over a year 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.


Melissa Roller

Melissa Roller

Melissa Roller – Associate

Melissa has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Merchandising with a minor in Business from the University of Montevallo. She has been a stay at home mom to her daughter for the past year and a half. Before that she worked as a buyer, Site Manager, and Account Manager. Melissa brings a lot of business experience as well as customer service experience with her to Jones and Associates and looks forward to assisting 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.